stacey Be GREAT GEAR Interview With Beach Bikini Champ, Leana Viviers

What are your 3 best go to Quad/thigh exercises?

  1. Leg extensions
  2. Squats
  3. Reverse hack squats

What are your 3 best go to Hamstring/Glute exercises?

  1. Stiffleg Deadlifts
  2. Lying leg curls
  3. Single Leg Standing Hamstring Curls

Which is the most overrated leg exercise in your opinion?

Smith Machine Squats as it limits your range of motion compared to free barbell squats. Interview With Beach Bikini Champ, Leana Viviers

And the most underrated one?


Find a Coach and learn how to do Barbell deadlifts as it works your legs, hips, back, lats, arms and grip all at the same time!

What are your top 3 tips when training your legs?

  1.  Start with squats when your energy levels are highest and you can perform this exercise to your full potential.
  2. Every rep is important. Rather aim for quality over quantity reps.
  3. Incorporate high intensity interval cardio / functional exercises between your resistance training routines. Functional Training keeps your heart rate up thus resulting in maximum fat loss.

In your opinion, which is the most common leg exercise that people do incorrectly? And how can they fix it?

hmmmm, I can’t seem to choose between these two… Squats as well as leg press.

  • Squats:

When doing a squat your technique and body positioning plays a vital role since doing this exercise incorrectly can lead to serious injury. You want to keep all your body weight on your heels. If you don’t have experience with squatting rather go lighter on the weights at first until you feel comfortable enough to go heavier.

  • Leg press:

Remember to NEVER lock your knees!! Interview With Beach Bikini Champ, Leana Viviers

What are some common mistakes girls make when training their legs that you are aware of?

Well a common mistake I use to make was not doing my exercises in full range of motion thus hindering an effective workout. Don’t be afraid to go all out!!

What does a typical Leg workout look like for you?

I always superset to boost the intensity of my workout and burn more calories!

  • 20 x Barbell Squats
  • 20 x weight assisted Lunges
  • 20 x jumping squats
  • 20 x Leg extensions
  • 20 x Stiff leg Deadlifts

Complete 4 sets with 2 minute rests between sets to get your heart rate back to normal.

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