In a world where everyday is Leg Day, CrossFit athletes need more leg workouts in their life.
Everything starts with a good set of legs. Leg strength and conditioning is a huge part of going from good to great in CrossFit. If you are dreading the old leg day exercises, then it’s time for a change-up.
Here are a list of leg workouts every should CrossFit athlete should utilize to increase strength and conditioning.
- Bulgarian Split Squat
- Weighted Sled Pushes
- Dead stop squats
- Weighted box jumps
- Weighted pistols
Bulgarian Split Squat
A single leg workout, a solid Bulgarian Split Squat will help with plenty of CrossFit basics. Improved power and coordination are hallmarks of the split squat.
Dead Stop Squats
The good thing about dead stop squats is you can do front and back versions. Both types will add to your leg strength. Force here is generated without momentum which will really work on your lower legs.
Weighted Sled Pushes
One of our leg workouts with full power in mind is the weighted sled push. This exercise is also a highly functional movement. Move the sled extra fast to build more power.
The sled should weight roughly between 75 and 100 percent of your body weight. Distance varies, with 10 to 25 yards a good starting point. Between four to six sets, with a 60 to 90-second rest will get the job done.
Weighted Box Jumps
A good way to mix up your workout is box jumps. The sheer weight of the movement puts you at a good start. Add a weighted vest for him more leg strength gains. A kettlebell or bumper plate are other ways to remix your box jump activities.
A kettlebell, a dream, and the desire to improve your legs is all you need for weighted pistols. An often overlooked squat variation, pistol squats are tough as is. Add some weight to your pistols are great for all aspects of your legs.
As a bonus here are more leg workouts and WODs to build leg power.
10 Power Cleans
10 Box Jumps
30 Hang Power Clean
25 Box Jumps High
15 Squat Clean
5 Front Squat
Bulgarian Split Squats, alternating per minute
30 Double Unders
15 GHD Sit-ups
10 Burpees over the Box