Yes, spring is upon us and summer is on its way, which means no more hiding under layers of sweats, pants and sweaters. Today's workout is a lower body blast -- working quads, hamstrings and glutes with high reps and weighted moves.
Do this twice a week in conjunction with clean eating, 30-45 minutes of cardio 3-4 times a week, and you will start to see changes you like.
This workout is to be done circuit style, going through each of the 10 exercises and resting no more than 2 minutes in between (this will keep your heart rate up there and fire up your calorie burn). If you have the time and will to do a second round, go for it! Short and time? Pick 5 favorites and do just those.
Spring/Summer Leg Burner
Warmup: 5 minutes jogging, cycling, elliptical, or a combo of jumping jacks, high knees, mountain climbers, skaters, etc.
Weighted Bosu Sumo Squats: 20 reps each side
Weighted Close-leg Bosu Squats: 25 reps
Walking Weighted Lunges: 25 lunges walking forward, 25 lunges back the way you came
Lateral Weighted Lunges: 20 lunges to each side.
Weighted Side-Step Squats: 20 squats to the right, 20 squats back to the start, holding dumbbells or a weight plate at your chest
Step-Ups on a Bench with Dumbbells: 20 reps on each leg. Video here.
Dropsies with Dumbbells: 20 reps on each leg
Deadlifts: 25 reps holding dumbbells or weighted bar
Glute Press-Ups: 25 each leg
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