Leg Day + Lunges vs Squats

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Leg workout of the day:

-Front & reverse lunge (one movement, one leg at a time)
superset with jumping lunges 3×15

-Leg press 3×15

-Sprint on treadmill- 10 mins

-Glute kickbacks on cables 3×10

-Standing hip adduction on cables 3×10

-Box step ups- 3×20

-Sprint on treadmill (incline) 10 mins

-Cool down (walking)


(If you are unsure of what an exercise looks like, search bodybuilding.com for images and how-to’s)


Do you prefer squats or lunges?

Personally, I love lunges. You will rarely find me doing squats. Here’s my thought process:

  1. I feel like my muscles are more engaged and I’m getting more effective movement in my glutes.
  2. Lunges are more fun (in my opinion). There’s much more variety with lunges. Where a squats a squat.
  3. Less strain on my back.
  4. It’s easier to get the movement right! Form can’t be sacrificed as easily. It’s not easy getting correct form for a squat.
  5. Unilateral movements (movement on one side of the body) is much easier for me to focus on and feel that mind/body connection.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments! xo

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8 thoughts on “Leg Day + Lunges vs Squats

  1. Personally I love squats, and there are more variations than you give them credit for: you can do squat jumps, pistol squats, split squats, Bulgarian split squats, front squats, overhead squats, hack squats, zercher squats, goblet squats….probably a few more I’ve forgotten haha.

    I do love a good lunge too though, and that superset at the beginning of your workout sounds savage! I might whack that into one of my fitclubs soon 😀

    Great post, keep up the awesome work 😀

  2. I enjoy both lunges and squats, but never really broke it down and thought about it like that Jenna, good points 🙂

  3. As a personal trainer, I’ve found people who does not like lunges and people who on the contrary loves them.

    The same with squat exercises. It’s depend on the person but sometimes you have to ”force” yourself to do what you don’t like so that your body doesn’t get used to do just the same exercise.

    I personally love both and specially I like to combine both in my leg-butt day routine.

    Good post!

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