Tanned, toned legs are the best summer fashion accessory, don’t you agree? Get yours with my short and sweet lower body workout!
Despite what the fashion industry says about the arrival of fall (can you believe Old Navy is already selling wool sweaters and corduroy jeans?), there’s still plenty of time to work on (and show off!) your lower half.
The key to building great glutes and lovely legs?
Lift a little heavier and a little more often!
Try this lower body workout twice a week (with a least one day of rest between), making sure to add weight to at least one exercise every time you train. And don’t forget the cardio (at least 30 minutes each day, 5 days per week); you need to burn fat to reveal the muscles underneath!
Fitknitchick’s Short and Sweet Lower Body Workout
Start by warming up the muscles and joints of your lower body by performing 10 to 12 repetitions of each of the following movements. Use your body weight only!
- alternating forward lunges
- X-over lunges
- Curtsey lunges
The workout itself consists of three lower body supersets and a plank finisher.
Perform 3-4 sets of 10-12 repetitions of each pair of exercises (on each side, when appropriate). Rest only after completing all sets and reps of the pair. For each exercise, choose a weight that allows you to complete only 10-12 repetitions in good form.
Remember, if the weight isn’t challenging, you won’t see results!
Finish with a plank; on knees or toes, your choice. Time yourself and hold as long as you can. Rest for the same amount of time that you were able to hold your plank and repeat.
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Note: Although I am a registered Personal Trainer, I am not YOUR Personal Trainer. Always adapt workouts to suit your body and fitness level.