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Goooooood morning friends!
So as some of you might already know, I have really been trying to focus more on exercising and working out lately. The goal I set for myself is to exercise 4-5 days each week, whether it be a workout in the gym or at home, or a jog around a new park, or even just walking around the mall enough to where I feel like I’ve accomplished my exercise for that day! 😏 But I’m someone who actually enjoys cardio, so I generally opt for the run outside (especially since it’s getting a little cooler in the evenings!) or at the gym and I try to get a little body weight workout in afterwards. I used to go to Planet Fitness, which I LOVEDDDDD, but since my apartment has a little weight room now, I generally tend to either workout there or do a home workout, to stay in and avoid traffic after I get home from work! Since then, I mostly do body weight workouts or exercises with dumbbells.
One of my favorite workouts is a leg and booty killer! I’ve always done activities and sports that engage your whole body and really tone and workout your legs. I’ve twirled (baton twirling, woo!) my whole life since I was 3 years old and ran varsity track in high school. While I don’t twirl too much anymore, I DO still enjoy running! It is such an incredible stress reliever and has always helped me stay fit and healthy. When I have my leg and booty workout days, I always always always make sure I incorporate running into the mix, even if it’s just a short 15 minute jog! This helps me to warm up my body and get the blood flowing through my muscles. After that, I will take 10-15 minutes to stretch before I continue on with the body weight/dumbbell exercise portion of my workout.
Here are 10 of my lower body exercises I incorporate into my leg and booty day that always leave me feeling the burn the next day (and the day following that too, if we’re being completely honest!) I’ve also included my full leg and booty day workout for you guys so you know how many reps I do for each exercise.
*I am in no way a fitness expert, nor do I claim to try to be. These are all exercises that I personally find helpful and that work well for me.*
- Weighted Sumo Squats with 15 lb Dumbbell
- Laying Down Side Leg Raises
- Laying Down Side Leg Raises with Inner Leg
- Standing Backward Leg Raises (hold back for 2 seconds before bringing leg back down)
- Donkey Kicks
Jog/Run on Treadmill (15 minutes)
10-15 minute stretch
15 Weighted Sumo Squats with 15 lb Dumbbell
15 Laying Down Side Leg Raises (each leg)
15 Laying Down Side Leg Raises with Inner Leg (each leg)
10 Standing Backward Leg Raises (hold back for 2 seconds before bringing leg back down) (each leg)
15 Donkey Kicks (each leg)
Repeat the 5 exercises one more time!
Aaaaand you’re done. Hydrate, stretch, walk it out! Stretching my legs after I finish a leg workout feels SO good to me. It really helps reduce the accumulation of lactic acid after you finish working out a particular muscle group intensely.
Also, if you missed my post a couple months ago, Home Workout: Ab Edition, make sure to check it out and let me know how you like it as well! I love writing these workout and exercise posts for you guys, it’s so inspiring for me to know I’m sharing my workouts with others. 🙂
Thanks for reading friends! Xx
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