In an ideal week, I usually like to work out for an hour and a half 5 times a week. Operative word being ideal—I’ve actually had a really great stretch the past couple of months of hitting my workout goals but let’s be real, sometimes, those no-excuses-workouts deserve an excuse. Sometimes, life gets crazy, you’re travelling, etc, etc. I think life (and particularly wellness and fitness) should be about doing the best that you can with what you’ve got, and sometimes that means moving your butt for a quick second and knowing you did what you could that day! Enter this quick circuit to seriously tone your legs (not to mention your gluten and core)!
I’ve done this little leg circuit above tons, while travelling, at home when I was up against the wall with a million deadlines or even when I had a bit of extra pep in my step after a run or hike and wanted a little more burn-out (and speaking of which, adding an incline to any of these [i.e. walking lunges up a hill, side sumo squats up an incline, etc] makes it so easy to up the burn factor). You can also do this weighted at the gym or at home—for instance, I usually do walking lunges with 10 pounds in each hand, or the sumo squats with a 20 pound kettle bell! Give it a watch and try it as is to start with then figure out ways to up the challenge factor, or to modify to suit any injuries, preferences, etc!
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Disclaimer of course that you should always listen to your health/medical practitioner first if you have any concerns about tackling this routine!
Photos by Alicia Fashionista