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BUILD-Style Beginner Leg Workout

BUILD-Style Beginner Leg Workout

BUILD-Style Beginner Leg Workout
Beginner Leg Workout

For those women who have been following me on Instagram or have seen my program in the SWEAT app, you might be wondering what powerbuilding actually is.

Using a combination of bodybuilding and powerlifting training techniques, my BUILD program is designed to introduce women to heavy lifting and improve lifting performance in the gym.

It involves lifting heavy weights with low reps and lighter weights with higher reps to increase strength and muscle mass over time. 

If you are brand new to lifting heavy weights, this beginner leg workout can be a great place to start as it is suitable for women of any fitness level!

You’ll just need access to a few pieces of equipment and machines at the gym to complete this workout — it doesn’t matter if you’ve never set foot in a gym in your life, you can start here! 

Turn up my BUILD workout playlist and activate your leg muscles with this beginner workout. 

BUILD Beginner Leg Workout

Warm-Up Sets RPE 4.0 - 7.0

1. Goblet Squat

10/8/5 REPS


Primary Movement RPE 8.0

1. Goblet Squat

5/4/3 REPS


Warm-Up Sets RPE 4.0 - 7.0

1. Deadlift

10/8/5 REPS


Accessory Movement RPE 8.0

1. Deadlift

5/4/3 REPS


Superset 2 Exercises / 3 Laps

1. Leg Press

10 REPS


2. Single-Leg Glute Bridge

10 REPS 5 Per Side


Pyramid RPE 9.0

1. Calf Raise

10/10/10 REPS


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My BUILD leg workouts can make you stronger!

For me, lifting heavy empowers every aspect of my life, and I want to share this with you! When you begin the journey towards heavy lifting, you’ll need to be patient and pay close attention to your form to get the most out of each exercise and reduce any risk of injury.

Ensuring that you eat a balanced, nutritious diet can also help your body to build strength and fuel you through your training.  

Start by building a foundation using lifting techniques like these to increase your strength and focus on your form. You might have to start with using only the weight of the bar or a kettlebell or dumbbell instead - and that’s okay!

In fact, it’s safer to start with a lighter weight rather than the maximum that you think you can lift. In turn, this can help to build your confidence. 

Once you are confident with your technique, you can start to increase your weight. A useful guide when adding more weight is to increase it just enough so that you can still complete all given reps, without compromising your technique.

For this beginner leg workout, I’d recommend selecting a weight that is relatively easy to lift for 10 reps so you can get a feel for my BUILD program

Remember, gaining strength takes time and effort, so enjoy the process and appreciate the small gains. If you loved this beginner leg workout, then try this glute-focused free BUILD workout next!

For workout tips and ideas, follow me on Instagram. I’d love to hear what you thought of this workout and what you’d like to know about BUILD and powerbuilding! Let me know in the comments below. 

* Results from BUILD may vary. Strict adherence to the program is required for best results.

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