Legs + Back Strength Workout with Cardio {plus my favorite pre-workout snack with NOW Foods}

Fuel up with my favorite pre-workout snack because you’re going to need the energy for this challenging legs and back strength workout with cardio. 

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When I’m not teaching or taking a group fitness class I’m doing a legs and back workout because they are two of the largest muscle groups in your body.

In other words, by pairing these two major metabolic muscles together you’re maximizing muscle building and calorie burning; and you can do it all in 20-30 minutes.

Basically, it’s a busy woman’s {and mama’s} go-to workout when you’re in need of a solid strength and cardio sweat in 30 minutes or less.

And since I’m sharing my go-to strength and cardio workout from home to gym, I thought it was only fitting to also share my go-to pre-workout snack.

I think my number on asked question is, ‘what are your favorite pre-workout snacks.’ If you know me, you already know the answer — trail mix. An array of crunchy raw nuts paired with chewy dried fruits and a touch of dark chocolate sweetness. Does it get any better?!

The best part, there’s so many ways to mix n’ match your favorite nuts and fruit combos with NOW Foods affordable natural snacks. Not to mention, you can stash little baggies of your favorite mixes in your purse, car, and diaper bag for a quick, energizing pre-workout snack. 

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The Workout: Legs + Back Workout with Cardio

This legs and back strength workout with cardio is a powerful combination of lower body strength, plyometrics, and back strength. The workout consists of three circuits; each circuit has one lower body strength exercise, one plyometric exercise, and one back strength exercise.

Complete the number of repetitions listed next to each exercise {10, 15, 20} using a medium-to-heavy set of dumbbells. Repeat the entire workout x 2-3 sets.

CIRCUIT ONE

  • 10 Dumbbell Calf Raise Squats
  • 15 Squat Jumps
  • 20 Bent Over Wide Rows

CIRCUIT TWO

  • 10 Dumbbell Reverse Lunges {10 reps per leg}
  • 15 Split Jumps {15 reps per leg}
  • 20 Single Arm Rows {10 reps per arm}

CIRCUIT THREE

  • 10 Lateral Lunges {10 reps per leg}
  • 15 Lateral Lunge Windmills {15 reps per leg}
  • 20 Lying Overhead Pulls

Repeat x 2-3 sets.

See video above for complete workout and proper exercise form.

Dumbbell Calf Raise Squats

Dumbbell Calf Raise Squats

Squat Jumps

Squat Jumps

Bent Over Wide Rows

Bent Over Wide Rows

Dumbbell Reverse Lunges 

Dumbbell Reverse Lunges 

Split Jumps 

Split Jumps 

Single Arm Rows 

Single Arm Rows 

Lateral Lunges 

Lateral Lunges 

Lateral Lunge Windmills 

Lateral Lunge Windmills 

Lying Overhead Pulls

Lying Overhead Pulls

my favorite pre-workout snack with NOW Foods

I first discovered NOW Foods when I picked up some Brewer’s Yeast to help increase my milk supply. I soon discovered that NOW Foods has a bunch of other amazing, and affordable healthy lifestyle products — from natural foods and supplements to essential oils and beauty and health products.

NOW Foods Brewer's Yeast

My favorite category of course is the array of natural foods; especially nuts and dried fruit! The selection is huge. And for all my fellow ladies with an expensive, nut-loving habit, NOW Foods has affordable, organic, non-GMO, raw and roasted nuts. Can I get a heck yes?!

I personally purchase a wide variety of nuts and dried fruit so I can whip together a variety of trail mix blends depending on my mood. But my favorite trail mix blend is this superfood trail mix recipe {featuring raw almonds, raw cashews, raw walnuts, brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, golden berries, dried apricots, with a touch of unsweetened coconut and raw cacao nibs}.

Now Foods Trail Mix

If making your own mix seems a bit overwhelming, no problem. NOW Foods has a variety of pre-mixed snack blends for you to choose from. My personal favorites are the crunchy almond clusters and raw energy nut mix.

NOW Foods Energy Nut Mix

Since 1968 NOW Foods has provided value in natural products that empower people to lead healthier lives.

This workout is a sponsored post in partnership with NOW Foods. all words and opinions are my own. thank you for supporting the brands that make nourish move love and all the content you see on this blog possible. 

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4 comments
  1. I was SO excited when I saw this workout earlier this week and put it on my calendar for today. I just finished and it was AMAZING!! I love leg day, and adding in some back and cardio was perfection. Thanks for a great workout!!

    • Hi Tracy! I’m so glad you loved this Legs + Back workout; it’s a personal favorite of mine too! I hope you come back and do it again! xo-Lindsey

    • Hi Victoria! Yes, legs + back is a favorite of mine as well! I hope you love this workout as much as I do! Enjoy! xo-Lindsey