Lower Body Workout

I changed my lifestyle a few months ago, I’m eating healthier, working out regularly and I’m really seeing a difference in myself. I’m so much happier in my own body and I have so much more energy. I love seeing the improvements in myself by just taking better care of my body.

Of course I still eat things like pizza and chips – everything is fine in moderation. I’m just not eating it everyday.

My favourite day is leg day, this is a post about my go to lower body workout. 

First of all, I warm up on the treadmill, I usually jog for 10/20 minutes or I run 1/2 miles.

After I warm up on the treadmill, I do 20 body weight squats and 20 body weight glute bridges in order to warm up my legs and glutes.

Now onto the fun stuff!!

3 x 10 weighted squats 

You can do these however you like, when I’m on my own I prefer doing them on the smith machine because I have more control.

Squat down until your thighs are roughly at a right angle to your calves, then push up through your heels and squeeze your glutes at the top.

3 x 10 weighted calf raise 

You can do this exercise on the floor but to get the maximum range I prefer to do it on weights or on a box so I can really flex down before going up onto my tiptoes and squeezing my calves.

3 x 10 leg press and 3 x 10 30 second wall sit superset 

Warning: this superset burns!! Superset means you do one exercise straight after the other.

Make sure you push through your heels on the leg press to get the maximum out of it.

Finally, 3 x 10 weighted hip thrusts

Prop yourself up on a box/bench, feet shoulder width apart and push up and squeeze your glutes at the top!!

After working out I always like to stretch the muscles I used. So I’ll spend about 5 minutes at the end of this workout stretching my legs out.

 

I hope you enjoyed this post!! I’m by no means a gym professional but I’ve just loved doing regular workouts and I wanted to share it with you! Let me know if you’d like me to do more fitness based posts!

 

Love, Estelle.    X

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