Working out should not be feared or stressful to add into your schedule. Rather it should be enjoyed, exciting, and an outlet to focus on yourself away from societal pressures. This is a great workout that focuses on legs with a mix of glutes and abdominals added in.
**All sets in this workout are to start with a light to medium weight for the first set and then progress in weight without compromising form or remain with a challenging weight.
**When moving from exercise to exercise or waiting between sets keep the rest no more than 60 seconds.
Tabata Warm-up: Air squats (60 seconds on, 30 seconds off for 3 rounds)
Exercise #1: Step-ups with Dumbbells – 3 sets (15/12/10 reps on each leg – no alternating steps)
Exercise #2: Bulgarian Split Lunges with Dumbbells or Bodyweight – 3 sets (15/12/10)
Exercise #3: Romanian Deadlifts with Dumbbells – 4 sets (15/12/10/8)
Exercise #4: Sumo Deadlifts with Dumbbells – 4 sets (15/12/10/8)
Exercise #5: Wall Sits – 3 sets (60 seconds with 30 seconds rest, then 45 seconds with 30 second rest, and 30 seconds on)
Exercise #6: Decline Weighted Sit-ups – 3 sets (25/25/25)
Exercise #7: Shoulder Height Cable Twists – 3 sets (25/25/25)
Exercise #8: Bicycle Crunches – 3 sets (25/25/25)
(Bonus Lab: If you are looking for an extra quick workout or to get your heart rate up, make exercises 6-8 a Speed Set which is sure to get you sweating. Speed sets should be done with no rest until all the sets and reps are completed.)
xxx – Sarah