It’s workout time! Today’s workout is focused on the lower body. This program will help shape and strengthen your legs, thighs, and glutes. The routine below will take 30-minutes total, and includes a 5-minute warm-up and 5-minute cool-down.
Yesterday we focused on strengthening our core and arms, so today we are working the lower body. I filmed this workout back in October, when my baby boy was only 3-months old. It’s hard to believe he is almost one already.
Quote for today: “You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” – Rosalynn Carter.
Motivation for today: We are all busy people. Wherever you are in your fitness journey (and your life journey) I am sure there are days when it’s hard to put in the work to achieve your goals. You can want your goal with all of your might. Wanting alone isn’t enough. You need to have follow through.
Life and fitness will not be easy every day. There will be days when you are motivated, and you can’t wait to exercise. There are also days when you are tired and dragging, and it’s the last thing you want to do. You need to have follow through on the good and bad days. Create a goal and plan for yourself, and make it happen. If you miss a day don’t let it through you off track. Get back in there and follow through with your plan. Taking a detour doesn’t mean you are lost forever (although it may feel like it at that moment).
Up and Coming: Yesterday Jesse and I did a new track workout. I will be sharing that with you. Our workout was courtesy of our running guru Shep. Shep has coached Jesse since high school. I highly recommend following Shep on Instagram Shep123Run. Any time Jesse and I have a running question Coach Shep is the person we turn to. He will be launching his own running blog soon.
I will be filming new workouts tomorrow. Have fun with today’s workout! Let me know what you think in the comments below.
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Warm Up: –Buy a Gymboss now. Interval Timer Set for 5 Rounds of 5/55
- Forward Kick-Right
- Forward Kick-Left
- Frog Hop
- Knee Swing Kick-Right
- Knee Swing Kick-Left
Workout: Interval Timer Set for 18 Rounds of 10/50
- Leg Abduction-Right
- Leg Abduction-Left
- Warrior Deadlift-Right
- Warrior Deadlift-Left
- Plie Squat
- Chair Squat
- Single Leg Squat-Alternating
- Side Lunge Switch
- Romanian Deadlift
- Quadruped Heel Press-Right
- Quadruped Heel Press-Left
- Quadruped Knee to Elbow-Right
- Quadruped Knee to Elbow-Left
- Quadruped Rainbow Tap-Right
- Quadruped Rainbow Tap-Left
- Leg Series-Right
- Leg Series-Left
Cool Down: Interval Timer Set for 5 Rounds of 5/55
- Shoulder Stretch Squat
- Deep Squat with Elbow Press
- Runner’s Lunge-Right
- Runner’s Lunge-Left
- Seated Forward Fold