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Lean Legs

With the weather getting warmer and the sun shining brighter, this is the perfect time for you to begin working on those lean legs. Pay close attention because what I am going to tell you you’re going to want to remember…

THERE IS NO SECRET QUICK FIX FOR THAT INNER THIGH GAP!!!

But I am going to give you some great exercises that are going to help you get closer to getting that inner thigh gap. These workouts have been accumulated from different fitness magazines, and across the web. Let me know which ones you like the best and which ones work for you. Click on each picture under its title for a downloadable copy of each workout.

The first challenge I give you to get those sexy beach ready legs is:

30 DAY SQUAT CHALLENGE:

How long do you think you can last at this quick challenge. I am currently on day 10 and my quads are burning but every day is getting easier! This challenge seems to be all the rage on instagram right now so I brought it here for all of you to try. Let me know how it goes. Don’t give up!!

 30 day squat challenge

BLAST YOUR LOWER HALF:

with help from Women’s Health. These 4 simple moves will do wonders to your workout! Do these four quick moves as soon as you get out of bed in the morning  or before you go to sleep at night. This workout is the perfect workout to do in your bedroom or living room.

blast your lower half - women's health

LEGS FOR DAYS:

Okay, so this is probably one of my favorite leg workouts that i have gotten from pinterest. it is a quick and simple workout that can be done at any point during the day. I usually do this in between each of my classes, before and after work, or when I wake up and before I go to sleep.

Legs for days

TREADMILL INTERVALS:

Any treadmill lovers out there, well look no further. This is another one of my pinterest favorites, which was taken from Prevention Magazine. What I like best about this is that I normally get really bored on the treadmill because it is the same thing over and over and over again. You are looking at the same wall with nothing changing. This workout goes into interval training and allows you to remain motivated when on a treadmill.

treadmill interval workout

THIGH TONER:

If you have not been to BackonPoint’s blog yet than go check it out! This is has everything you need for a workout which is why I give you the Thigh Toner. If you go through this workout 2 times through and 3-5 times a week I know you will feel the burn and after a few week will see results.

Thigh Toner

Good luck to you all as you make your way to lean legs for summer. Make sure you do at least one of these workouts for those summer legs you can show off in a bikini or some mini shorts. Have any good leg workouts? Let me know!

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April Calendar

April 2013 Calendar <- Click to download

Okay guys so I created April’s workout calendar a little bit different than March’s. Instead of increasing the reps every 2 days, the number is sets increase every Monday and stay the same for the rest of the week. Every other day there are different exercises for you to do! Let me know how this month goes!

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No Shower Needed

So I woke up later then expected the other morning and realized I was never going to have enough time to go to the gym, workout and than shower all before I went to class. Instead I decided to use bits and pieces of different exercises I found a while ago from Shape and Women’s Health magazines. My workout was a total of 6 exercises that were easy and quick. I could feel myself getting a great workout in and it didn’t take me very long to do it. My favorite part of this workout was that I had barely sweated during my workout. Not having to shower immediately after working out saved me so much time before class.

TIP OF THE DAY: Make sure you are properly breathing during your workout!

  1. Jogging: Jogging in place is a great way to get your heart rate up and get cardio in when you are working out in a small and inclosed space. Jog in place for around a minute to start out your workout and to get your muscles loose. If a minute is too long for you, jog for 30 seconds.
  2. Crunches: When lying on the floor, pick a spot around 45-60 degrees behind your head for your eyes to keep attention to. This will make sure you are using your abdominal muscles not your neck for your crunches. Place your hands under your neck for support, and make sure your elbows stay as close to the ground as possible. Lift your chest about six inches off the ground and hold for 2 seconds. Return to starting formation. Repeat 30 times.
  3. Jumping Squats: When you squat down make sure the back of your thighs for a 90 degree angle with your legs. Instead of returning to the starting position, jump up with your hands in the air and land on your entire foot. Repeat 15 times. If you are a beginner than stick to 15 basic squats.Push-up
  4. Push Ups: Make sure your back is straight when completing your pushups. Keep your hands and arms above your chest. Your chest and abs should reach right above the ground simultaneously. Return to starting position. Repeat 7-15 times.
  5. Side-Crunch: Grab those 3-10 pound weights I talked about in my last post. For this exercise you only need one weight, you do not need the entire set. Start out with the weight in your right hand and your left hand on your hip. Lean to your right, hold for 2 seconds and return to the start position. Repeat 10 times then switch to left side and repeat 10 times.
  6. Jumping Jacks: Finish your workout by doing 50 Jumping Jacks. Try not to let your hands slap down at your sides when you bring your hands down.

TIP: If you are a beginner it is okay to take a quick break in between each exercise, but as your fitness ability increases your break time should decrease.

After completing this workout let me know what you think! Did you stick to my workout, or did you do your own variation of it. I’d love to hear what you did differently.

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