3/21: Women’s Strength Training Workout – Heavy Legs

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Today is Sunday and I did a heavy leg workout. I don’t think I’ll be doing that again. Barball Squats - Leg WorkoutIt felt okay, but Sundays are pretty tough workout days for me. Normally I’d just do a cardio workout since it’s Sunday, but this workout split I’m doing now is actually an 8-day split so it kind of screwed things up. I’m used to a 7-day split which is a lot easier to plan since weeks have 7 days!

Leg Workout

Leg Extensions

  • Warm up: 2 sets x 20 reps, 35#
  • 1 set x 20 reps, 70#


  • Warm up: 2 sets x 12 reps, 45#
  • 1 set x 16 reps, 90# (3 more reps than I did during the last leg workout!)

Lying Leg Curls

  • Warm up: 1 set x 15 reps, 35#
  • 1 set x 15 reps, 70#


  • Warm up: 1 set x 12 reps, 55#
  • 1 set x 17 reps, 115# (increased the weight from the 105# I did last time)

Tomorrow I’ll be doing a steady state cardio workout and an abdominal workout.

I hope you’re having a great weekend!

All the best,


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My name is Mindi and I'm an office manager and blogger living in Minnesota with my husband and our blended family of four children. Thank you for visiting Lifting Makes Me Happy! I fight depression and anxiety with healthy living and writing. I hope you are encouraged and motivated by the things I share here. I appreciate you stopping by!
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  1. workouts for women says:

    I followed this routine yesterday and didn’t think I would survive today. But with proper warm up and stretching routines, it really helped a lot in the recovery phase. Thanks for sharing this post. I will definitely share it with my readers.

  2. :) I’m glad I have inspired you. That’s where it begins! Leg workouts can be fun you just need to find exercises and activities that you enjoy doing and concentrate on those. It took me over 2 years before I finally started doing lunges because I DETESTED them, but now I have realized why people do them! Let me know if you have any questions.

  3. excellent website and great info!

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