No Equipment Lower Body Strength

No Equipment Lower Body Strength

 

No Equipment Lower Body Strength

I’m gonna start this blog off with two words… “I’m sorry”.

I’m sorry for the sore tush you are gonna have during, and after, this workout.

I’m sorry for the sweat and discomfort I will cause you. And, I’m sorry for any swear words I may drop during the workout.

However, with that said I am also gonna end this blog with two words… “You’re welcome”.

You’re welcome for giving you a booty that won’t quit.

You’re welcome for giving you the best looking legs and rear end, both in clothes and out of.

And, you’re welcome for the compliments you are bound to receive for said legs and rear end.

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No Equipment Lower Body Strength

The Workout

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25-Minute Butt Lift Workout

25-Minute Butt Lift Workout

25-Minute Butt Lift Workout

A short, yet sweet, glute, hips and thighs workout. 

Your butt.

It’s an area us trainer’s like to see you work because a strong posterior equals a powerful core, a stable low back and knees that should be tracking where they should be (as opposed to that knock-kneed squat pattern that makes me cringe when I see people do it).

In fact, most physios will test a person’s glute and hip strength when someone comes in complaining of knee pain.

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You see, when you squat your knees should be tracking with your second toe (see “Good” squat above).

Instead, what we see a lot of are knees tracking in towards each other (see “Bad” squat above).

This happens more with women then men too.

Because our hips tend to be wider (what is called our Q-angle, the angle from our knees to our hips bone) this creates havoc on our ability to keep our knees nice, neat and in line with our second toes.

Train the glutes

However, if we train our glutes, and in particular our outer hip area (our gluteus medius), we can help correct this from happening.

This 25-minute workout focusses on the glute med, as well as the glutes themselves, and the hamstrings and thighs.

If you have sore knees you might want to sit this one out, though. Because of the different lunge patterns we do in thew workout your knees might not like it. I suggest you do this workout instead.

4 other benefits of training your butt

1/ Better posture.

A lot of us suffer from poor posture due to sitting. All this sitting we do in a day (such as in front of the computer, in our car, on the couch) creates short and tight hip flexors (the big muscles in the front of our hips), and weak, over-stretch hip extensors (our butt muscles).

This, in turn, will cause a swayback, as well as lumbar lordosis.

Neither are really sexy-looking postures, are they?

Fix this by training your glutes, with moves like bridges and deadlifts found in today’s workout, and you will strengthen the hip extensors and turn on your sexy-looking posture.

2/ Improved performance.

Your glutes are capable of generating a lot of power, especially when it comes to running, speed, acceleration and endurance.

3/ Increased bone density.

When we hit perimenopause and leading into the years after menopause we can lose between 5-10% of our bone density. This loss can lead to osteoporosis, a progressive bone disease.

Exercises that place a load on the bones, like squats, deadlifts and lunges help to postpone this loss and even reverse it.

4/ Weight loss and weight maintenance.

To lose weight you have to burn calories, and nothing burns more calories than a leg workout.

Because the glutes and hamstrings are two of the largest muscles in the body, metabolically they will eat up way more calories when trained.

The deets

Tools needed: Beginners: nothing     Intermediate/Advanced: a pair of moderate dumbbells

Where to do: home or gym

Best suited for: beginner to advanced

The full workout

 

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Sexy Thighs Leg Workout

Sexy Thighs Leg Workout

Sexy Thighs Leg Workout

This leg workout is the BOMB! I thought, when we started, it would take 40-45 minutes tops… oops, 55 minutes later we were done.

Poor loving husband was done in more ways than one too.

This is the perfect leg workout for anyone looking for:

  • A kick a** leg workout
  • Stronger legs
  • Toned looking thighs of a goddess
  • A core workout without having to do one damn crunch

I am in love with this leg workout and I am so happy to get out there to you!

Sexy Thighs Leg Workout

Tools needed:

  • A sturdy chair
  • A pair of moderate-heavy dumbbells
    • Bodyweight – 5lb: Beginners
    • 8-10lb: Intermediate
    • 12-15lb: Advanced to freaking hardcore

 

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The Best Lower Body and Ab Workout

The Best Lower Body and Ab Workout

30-Minute Lower Body & Ab Ladder Workout

So, you want to train your legs and abs? Awesome – this is the workout that will do it. It’s another ladder workout and designed to push thru any fitness plateaus you might be sitting at.

Cause plateaus are fine when out hiking, but not so fine when training to be fit and awesome.

The Best Lower Body & Ab Workout

TOOLS NEEDED:

A pair of light, moderate & heavy dumbbells

The Workout

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No Squat No Lunge Leg Workout

No Squat No Lunge Leg Workout

This week’s workout is the perfect workout to do if you have knees that just don’t want to squat or lunge because of an injury, arthritis, or if they are just plain ol’ tired.

My No Squat No Lunge Leg Workout will target all the muscles of the lower body, in particular the hips, hamstrings and glutes. Three important muscle groups to get (and keep) strong for healthy knees.

Today’s workout you will need:

  • A pair of heavy dumbbells (ie. 10lb, 12 or 15lb)
  • A stability ball
  • A mat

No Squat No Lunge Leg Workout

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