*This post is originally from Sept 14, 2012!!! How bananas. It’s such a good and quick workout that I had to revamp and reuse it. FYI, I do realize that I am not this tan, not this blonde, and not this fit anymore. Womp, womp. Looks like I need to take my own advice and do this workout! (And maybe also visit the hairdresser every once in a while) Anyway, on to it..
Hey again! Who’s ready for a quick lower body workout? I recommend setting a timer and getting your body warm with cardio for 3-5 minutes before doing these moves. Jumping jacks, high knees, jogging in place..whatever floats ya boat.
Oh, the lunge. What a GREAT, universal move. Sink down into this position and do 20 pulses. Then, if you have the room for it – do 20 walking lunges. If you don’t have the room, simply bring your feet forward to a standing position and switch legs. Stepping backwards into your lunge is great for the glutes.
Ohhhh Box Jumps. What a beyo*tch these are. They are definitely one of my “FML” moves (don’t we all have those?). I always think I’m going to fall flat on my face, but as my mom says – “mind over matter”. Start at ground level and then jump onto ledge of your choice, even if it’s just a stair. Be sure to bend into a half squat to get the power and momentum needed. Looooower body, anyone? Bang out 10 of these.
Time to hop on the ground.
Inner thigh time! Do this move 20x on each side, REPEAT if you want!
Outer thighs! 20 reps, you know the deal. Also pulse at the top for 20 counts.
Booty, Booty, Booty.
Extend to Position A and then bring the knee down into your chest. Repeat 20x
From Position A to Position 2 and 3…Ummmm, yeah. I’m a little scatter brained.
Anyway, move from A to 2 20 times, and then pulse that heel up to the sky for 20 counts!
And lastly, hop into a plank position..
And alternate legs! Butt and core will be shaaaakin’.
Again, you can always repeat the exercises if the burn was not enough for you.
Let us know how it works out!