This brutal lower body strength workout is going to make you sweat more than you’d expect. By just lifting weights you’ll feel like you’ve been doing cardio instead of strength training. You’ll still get the benefits of a cardio workout, but without all the impact! That’s one of my favorite things about strength training. Especially when you work the large muscle groups like the lower body.
If you push yourself hard enough, your muscles should start talking to you, during and after your workout. I encourage you to lift weights if you don’t already. Many women are afraid to lift because they think lifting heavy weights will make them bulky. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Yes, you’ll gain muscle, but it’s going to be lean muscle mass that looks amazing. You’ll notice more definition and tone in your body. And who doesn’t want that? You don’t don’t just get “big” from lifting, so don’t be afraid to lift ladies!
As with any strength workout, the heavier you lift with less reps the more of muscle mass you’ll get. And the less amount of weight you lift with more reps, the more of a toning effect you’ll get. As you can figure out by the title of this routine, it’s challenging. Especially on coordination and balance, which is a great thing. In my opinion, when you make yourself feel uncoordinated during your workouts, you actually make yourself feel more coordinated in your everyday life. It helps with mentality and focus.
This whole routine is only 34 minutes long including your warm up and cool down, which leads me to another question I always get asked. People wonder if working out only 30 minutes a day is enough. The answer is yes, as long as you workout smart. Meaning doing workouts like this one. It’s built up in a smart way to work your lower body throughly, with maximum effect in little amount of time. That’s why strength training and HIIT workouts are great. You don’t need much time to get in a great workout. So do not underestimate these short workouts!
Warm up 30 seconds for each exercise
Crunch + side leg reach
3 shuffles + floor tap
1,2,3 squat jumps
Front kick + back lunge
Switch foot jumps
Run in place/shuffle
Workout 3 groups of 2 exercises. 45 seconds on 10 seconds of X 2
Weighted 3 shuffles + squat
Static lunges (one round on each leg)
Single leg deadlift (one round on each leg)
Squat walks (4 steps front, 4 steps back)
Side lunge + front kick (one round on each leg)
Burnout round! 1 round of 45 seconds of 3 way weighted jump squats
Cool down 20 seconds each
Inner thigh stretch
Runners lunge stretch
Cat to cow
Downward dog + up dog
Seated deep glue stretch
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Disclaimer: You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing or starting an exercise routine.You hereby assume full responsibility for any and all injuries you incur exercising to these videos.