This 10-Minute Leg Day Session Eliminates Your Excuses

Brett Williams, NASM
·2-min read
Photo credit: Courtesy of Bobby Maximus
Photo credit: Courtesy of Bobby Maximus

Bobby Maximus, former UFC fighter, fitness personality, and author of the Men's Health Maximus Body book, makes a point to train without equipment even when he has a fully-stocked gym at his disposal—so creating an accessible session for guys stuck at home without access to gear fits perfectly to his training style.

Today's session is no different. "I'm all about one type of workout and one workout only: short, intense, no gear," Maximus says. "Why? 'Cause I'm all about killing your excuses."

Maximus is repeating one of his favourite lower body training formats during this session: his MFLD—yes, that MF stands exactly for what you think it does – EMOM split. The Every Minute on the Minute protocol means that the workout will be short, but you'll be hard-pressed to finish every single rep in the allotted time. Today, that means you'll be knocking out reps of split jumps.

But instead of resting after you finish the reps for each minute, you'll introduce active recovery into the mix. Keep up the unilateral party with alternating reverse lunges until the next round begins. It's just 10 minutes – how hard can you go?

Bobby Maximus' No-Excuse Leg Day Workout

Set a timer for 10 minutes. At the start of each new minute, perform 10 reps of split jumps. For the remainder of the minute, do alternating reps of reverse lunges. When the next minute begins, you have a fresh set of split jumps. Continue until the timer hits zero.

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