To attain the summer-body confidence of Zac Efron in the Baywatch trailer (and wear “freedom” on your legs like a proud, scantily-clad swimsuit model), you need a workout that delivers results fast. The trick to svelte, muscular legs is a program stacked with compound exercises, slow repetitions, a little bit of power work, and a whole lot of consistency.
And it’s that last part that’s most important. As an exercise physiologist with a master’s degree in exercise science, I can’t emphasize enough how important consistency is when it comes to seeing lasting results. You need to get in the gym, and get in the gym often. Aim to work your lower body at least three days a week, giving yourself a rest day (or a day to incorporate upper body and cardio work) between sessions. While it may take more than a month to attain the shapely glutes you’re shooting for, you’ll be surprised at the results you can achieve when you consistently perform this leg routine.