Workout Wednesday

And…… I am back to grace you all with another KILLER workout! Over my fitness journey, which really blossomed this past year, I soon started to realize that cardio is not the answer. Much to my enjoyment, the way I started getting leaner and gaining more muscle was by weight training (hooray!).

My usual schedule includes 1 day of legs, 1 day of arms/abs, 1 day of HIIT and one day of an outdoorsy type of exercise, ie. jogging along the beach or adventuring on a daring (said with great enthusiasm) and photo worthy hike. Without further ado check out my go to leg workout that will have you FEELING THE BURN (for the next few days)!

Leg Workout – Total Time: 1 Hour Equipment needed: resistant bands, weights

15 minute warm up – (great for HIIT/resistance training) stair master -fat burner pre set level 10

round 1 (repeat 3 times, dumbbells needed)

  • Air Squats (20 reps) – I hold a 15lb medicine ball while doing the squats
  • Sumo Squats (20 reps)
  • Lunges (10 reps each leg)
  • high Knees – 30 seconds
  • Lunge Hops (be prepared this one BURNS)- 15 each leg
  • Dead Lift – 15 reps
  • Wall Sit (1 minute)

Round 2 (repeat 3 times, how to: resistance band exercises)A

  • Banded Side Step walk – 10 reps each way
  • Fire Hydrant – 10 reps each leg
  • Hip bridge pulses – 20 reps
  • donkey kicks – 10 each leg
  • clamshells – 10 each side
  • standing glute kickback – 20 reps
  • alternating banded toe tap – 20 reps each leg
  • ankle jumping jacks – 10 reps
One does not simply walk after leg day….

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