Today I’m sharing a new lower body workout.
I’m writing this post on Tuesday and I’m sitting at my desk bundled up under a blanket. It may have take until November for winter to arrive to Calgary, but it has definitely arrived. It’s been cold and very snowy lately – pretty much since November 1st. We were very spoiled during October with mild weather, so I think it’s an even tougher transition to the colder weather.
Today’s workout is one that’s focused on the lower body. You’ll perform each exercise for 30 seconds. Rest for 30 seconds before transitioning to the next exercise on the list. After the donkey kicks rest as needed and then start again from the top. Complete four times through for a full workout. Here are the exercises:
- Dumbbell squat
- Alternating lunges
- Wall sit
- Donkey kicks
All of the moves I’ve included in this workout should be pretty straight forward – I think they’re common enough that anyone who’s been working out for awhile will know how to do them. For the squats and lunges be sure to pick a dumbbell weight that makes you work hard but also allows you to maintain good form right up until the last rep. Sacrificing form for weight is never a good thing. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with going with a lower weight mid set. It’s not worth it to risk getting injured.
Looking for another type of workout? Be sure to check out my workout page. If you’re in the market for some home workout equipment, one of the first things I would suggest you invest in is a couple pairs of dumbbells. Heavier ones are great for lower body exercises, and lighter ones are perfect for upper body workouts. I like these dumbbells (affiliate link) from Amazon.
As always, check with your doctor before beginning to workout. Honor your body and modify this workout as needed for you.
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