This 'Tailpipe' Finisher Trains You to Breathe Better While Building Lower-Body Strength

This technique will help you get the most out of Leg Day.

Leg day is the most skipped workout of all the muscle groups, yet it is the most important!

When you train your legs properly, your overall strength will increase and you'll be that closer to new PRs for all your major lifts. Finishing leg day on a good note can also propel you into future training sessions with confidence, as you know you have destroyed the hardest muscle group to train. Here is a leg day finisher that will not only work your cardio, but also brutalize your lower body. It also makes use of a "tailpipe" design that forces you to control your breathing between each exercise.

This tailpipe design means you'll end the workout with multiple movements, but your rest will be taking 8 deep breaths in between each movement. For the finisher below, you will breathe in deep and breathe out deep (in through the nose and out through the mouth) for 8 reps between each exercise. This will enhance your cardiovascular abilities while also improving your lower-body strength and endurance. Don't go overboard with the weight on your first go-around: Start light and progress from there.

The Tailpipe Finisher

  • Goblet Squat x 20 reps
  • Tailpipe breathing (8 deep breaths)
  • Burpees x 10 reps
  • Tailpipe breathing (8 deep breaths)
  • Around the World Lunges x 18 total reps (including 3 Side Lunges to the left, 3 Side Lunges to the right)
  • Tailpipe breathing (8 deep breaths)
  • Box Jumps x 20 reps (step down from box, jump back up and land softly)
  • Tailpipe breathing (8 deep breaths)
  • Mountain Climbers (as many reps as possible in 10 seconds)

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