I took a rest day yesterday because I was feeling super fatigued. I needed to give myself a day off. Tonight I teach yoga class, but I am hoping to also share a quick core workout, so check back.
In the mean time, this is a great lower body workout!
This is the second workout in my “Jump and Burn” workout series. The first workout was: Plank and Burn which focused on strengthening the core and fat burning.
Today’s workout is focused on the lower body. I used a jump rope and dumbbells, but all exercises can also be performed with body weight. Always work to your own level, and focus on form. If you can’t maintain form while using a weight stick with body weight until you build up the strength and stability.
This workout targets the entire lower half in every plane of movement. That means you are utilizing all of the small and large muscles and creating balanced strength throughout your body.
Enjoy the workout!
PS FitnessRX recently shared a great article about the benefits of jump roping: Jump Into Quick Fat Loss.
Max Reps Jump Roping during each 30 second interval.
Max Reps during each 50 second interval.
Total Workout Time: 20 Minutes
*High Knees can be substituted for Jumping Rope.
1. Squat Jump
2. Side Lunge Punch
3. Single Leg Hip Thrust (right)
4. Single Leg Hip Thrust (left)
5. Monkey Tuck Jump
6. Plie Jump
7. Romanian Deadlift
8. Chair Lunge
9. Sit to Stand (right)
10. Sit to Stand (left)
11. Curtsy Lunge Kick (right)
12. Curtsy Lunge Kick (left)
13. Step Up (right)
14. Step Up (left)
|During Romanian Dead-lifts keep your back flat and weights close to your legs.