Saturday, December 15, 2012

Lean Lower Body Workout

Beginner: 10 reps
Intermediate: 15 reps
Advanced: 20 reps

Repeat 1-4X

1. Curtsy Lunge Kick (right)
2. Curtsy Lunge Kick (left)
3. Lift and Pulse Leg Extension (right)
4. Lift and Pulse Leg Extension (left)
5. Reverse Plank Step Out
6. Roll and Lift Situp
7. Crossed Plank Downdog
8. Lunge Hop (right)
9. Lunge Hop (left)
10. Butt lift
11. Romanian Deadlift Pulse (right)
12. Romanian Deadlift Pulse (left)

Hi Everyone!

This was my workout last night. I followed it up with 2 miles on the treadmill, which took me 14 minutes, and 30 seconds to complete. I did the first mile at a 7.5 min/mile pace, and then sped up the second mile. It felt great to do a short, but quick run. It was also a good reminder to me that getting in some cardio doesn't have to take a long time. Jump Roping, or running can be a quick addition of cardio to any workout. 

When I first started running I focused on time instead of mileage. My first goal was to be able to run for 20 minutes without stopping to walk. If you have never run before it's a good way to build, and it also let's you track your progress, as you get closer and closer to your goal. 

This workout is focused on toning, and shaping the lower body. There are plenty of exercises focused on strengthening your calves, thighs, and butt incorporated into this routine. These moves help sculpt the lower body. Increasing strength in your knees, ankles, and hips can improve your stability and decrease your risk of falls or joint injuries later in life. 

It is important to maintain balance in your body, and strengthen all of your muscles. Often, people will train one "problem" muscle group to the exclusion of others. It is far more effective to train your entire body, as the increased muscle and strength will improve your metabolism, fat burning, and the overall look of your body. Focus on your overall fitness and the aesthetic results will follow. I feel strongly that your body shouldn't just look good, it should be strong, capable, and functional. 

Enjoy the workout, and have a great day. I will see you later with today's workout. :)


  1. Looks like a great workout! I will def have to pin this for later!

  2. Great fitness tips you have shared here. Thank you for your great healthy support to be healthy and fitness.