I posted a quick question on my blog to see if people wanted a new workout video tonight, or a post on clean eating. Clean Eating seems to be the winner for this evening, so I pulled out this older workout for the Lower Body Challenge. Check back tonight for my post on diet/eating clean.
Tonight’s workout is a doozy! I wanted to get in a serious lower body workout tonight. I created this workout to exhaust each muscle group. This workout is great for recruiting both fast and slow twitch muscle fibers. This translates to more speed, strength and endurance. It also means that the exercises should wear you out.
No matter what, focus on maintaining proper form for each exercise. This is still more important than speed, even on the plyometric movements. Also, remember to warm up. I warmed up with some jump roping today. I did 300 jumps over the rope, alternating between traditional jump roping (hopping with both feet together) and high knees jump rope every 50 jumps.
I went through this workout twice, and ran one mile after each round. I kept my miles pretty quick (7 minute mile pace). After my second mile I walked a third mile as a cool down.
I was sure to stretch well after the entire workout: pigeon pose, king Arthur pose, lotus (both sides), and some extended side stretches.
It was an intense workout day, but I feel fantastic, strong and energized!
I hope you all enjoy the workout! Melissa
PS If you are joining me for the challenge don’t forget to check in on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. The check in posts are a great way to stay motivated and on track. 🙂