Posts tagged legs
Tone and Shape At Home Workout

We are in an Arctic freeze here in the Chicagoland area so I thought we could all use a fun and effective at home workout. This workout will not only get your heart rate up to help you burn calories by boosting your metabolism, but it will help you tone and shape your full body by creatively using your body weight…all in the comfort of your own home! So put on your tennis shoes and get to work!

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Reshape your lower body with this weight and band workout

Resistance training is a must to shape and tone your lower body. Using both weights and resistance bands gives you a very effective workout to challenge your thighs and glutes. By supersetting the thigh and glute exercises you are able to efficiently work through this workout while really challenging yourself. I love it! Warning…if you choose the right weights, you WILL be sore! Is there anything better than feeling sore after a leg workout??? I think not! To me it says: JOB WELL DONE!

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Get ‘er done full body workout

Resistance training is such an important part of any exercise routine because it is the one thing that allows you to build lean muscle. Why do we like lean muscle, you ask. Well, for me its two fold; one-muscle is metabolically active so your metabolism gets a boost and helps you burn fat (yippee!) and two-muscles help keep you strong for all your daily functional activities. It’s like we say, HEALTHY LIFE, HAPPY LIFE! Total body workouts are always a winner for me because I am hitting all my major muscle groups in one workout. You throw in strength/resistance training with some cardio and abs and you have hit the trifecta!

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Thigh blaster workout

I did this workout on a day I was short on time, but needed a good booty workout.   By combining lower strength exercises with lower explosive exercises you really challenge your glutes, inner thighs and quads while also burning fat.  This is now my "go to" lower workout when I need an effective and efficient workout that will leave my buttocks and inner thighs feeling the burn!

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Booty Blaster!

What an effective workout...if I do say so myself!  Cindy and I just did this workout with our ladies and I know they would all agree with it targeting our challenge areas;  buttocks and inner thighs! I am have been walking around like I just got off a horse for days now-ha!  If you want to work and tone your legs, then this is the workout for you!  The combination of superset strength exercises, burst of HIIT cardio and the Pilates finisher will definately help you achieve the strong, toned legs you desire.  

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Transforming Tabata Leg Workout

Tabata is great to get a quick workout in if you're short on time, you need to switch up your routine, or you want improve endurance and speed. This leg workout is a version of the tabata style that has both cardio and strength exercises in each set so you not only burn calories, but you are sculpting your muscles as well. 

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Powerful Kettlebell Leg Circuit

This is one of my "go to" lower body workouts when I want to really feel the burn!  It will challenge your quads and glutes from beginning to end!  Because you are working the large muscles of your lower body, you will burn serious calories....I burned over 500!  All you need is 1-2 kettlebells (can also use dumbbells) and you can do it anywhere.  We love using kettlebells because they are so versitile and easy to use.

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Ultimate HIIT and Strength Leg Workout

This workout is a perfect combo of weighted resistance, higher intensity bursts, and body weight exercises to hit every muscle in your lower body!  If you don't mind crawling up stairs, and needing help to get up from a sitting position for a few days, than this workout is for you!  It's a serious leg workout! 

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Lower Body Total Burnout - Glutes and Legs!

This workout will have your butt and legs feeling like jello!  The strictly body weight workout is only 15 minutes, but it's intense!  Grab your mat and a towel, this workout will have you sweating bullets!  

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