40-Minute Low Impact Cardio + Abs

40-Minute Low Impact Cardio + Abs

40-Minute Low Impact Cardio + Abs

I had to film this workout twice.

And this time it wasn’t because I forgot to turn the mic on, or I forgot to plug the mic in, or I had dropped the camera, or the batteries had died on my headset.

Nope. This time is was because I accidentally deleted the workout from my camera.

The kicker is I didn’t even clue in while I was happily deleting two workouts from my camera (before I had even uploaded them. So, yes to add insult to injury I had to re-do two workouts.).

I figured it out, instead, two hours later while driving home from The Studio.

Something clicked in my limited grey matter and my eyes popped as I realized what I did.

Do you ever wonder what madness possesses your menopausal mind too?

Anyways, I had to re-do it and when I did I tweaked it a bit as well.

For instance, on the first one I recorded I never did ten minutes of ab drills at the end. And, I believe, this is the icing on the cake for this workout!

So, I guess in a way it was good I lost my brain for a while.

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Booty Band Lower Body & Abs Workout

Booty Band Lower Body & Abs Workout

30-Minute Lower Body & Ab Booty Band Workout

When I was young – so, like last month…. haha.

No seriously, when I was in my 20’s no one gave the time of day to their glutes and hips in the gym.

It was all abs, inner thighs and triceps.

Flash forward 20 years later and EVERYONE is obsessed with their ass.

And, for good reasons.

Strong glutes help guard against low back and knee pain, and they are the powerhouse muscle group needed to do simple moves like getting up from a sitting position, to the more complex move of walking, as well as those damn taxing moves like running, hiking and biking.

We need a strong ass people.

And when its strong, the rest of the body can focus on it’s job.

How do you know if your glutes are weak?

A simple test you can perform at home to see if your glutes are weak (and need some extra love) is my bridge test.

  1. Lie on your back with your feet flat on the ground, hip width apart and close to the bum.
  2. Lift your hips off the floor and hold (And I mean lift! Drive the hips up as high as possible).
  3. Extend your left leg straight up and slowly lower it until the heels touches the ground, lift back to start.
  4. Perform 10 reps with your left leg and 10 reps with your right.
  5. If you have no cramping in the the hamstrings that indicats that you are doing a really good job at activating your glutes.
  6. But, if your hamstrings do cramp take note. This is a sign that your hammies are doing most of the work and your glutes are not activating like they should be.

Other than this workout, here are a few of my other go-to glute moves:

Squats

Lunges (especially walking lunges)

Deadlifts

Bridges

Step ups

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40-Minute Lower Body Workout

40-Minute Lower Body Workout

40-Minute Lower Body Workout

While editing this workout I realized that in parts of it I sound like an ass. Sorry about that.

Comments like “I love my lower body workouts” sounded effing self-righteous and self-promoting. I make fun of other people who talk like that, so I thought this was only fitting I make fun of myself.

And it’s not actually what I said either.

But, alas my mic kinda sucks.

What I did say was “I love me some lower body workouts”, meaning I love lower body workouts. Period.

They don’t have to be mine.

Actually, in all honesty I prefer Lyndsey’s lower body workouts (she’s an instructor at The Studio), cause she kicks my ass better than I can kick my own.

However, in my defence my mouth was killing me.

You see I had a wisdom tooth that was infected and impacted (meaning it hadn’t pushed through the gum line yet), and not 12 hours after recording this workout I was at the dentist getting that little sucker pulled out.

PJ-Wren-Impacted-Wisdom-ToothThat’s me and my chipmunk face the next day after filming after surgery.

40-Minute Lower Body Workout

 

My Favourite Playlist Right Now

  • Hold On Tight – ELO
  • Suicide Blonde – INXS
  • Work B**ch – Britney Spears
  • You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
  • Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum
  • 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
  • Devotion – Coleman Hell
  • Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Honey, I’m Good – Any Grammer
  • Love on Me – Galantis, Hook N Sling
  • Drinkee – Sofi Tukker
  • Call On Me – Eric Prydz
  • Wild One – Lucky Rose, Tep No
  • S.O.B. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  • Hold My Heart – Lindsey Stirling, ZZ Ward
  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynynrd
  • Sandstorm – Darude
  • Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj
  • Jump – Van Halen
  • Bad – Micheal Jackson
  • Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke, T.I., Pharrell
  • Cake by the Ocean – DNCE

Click here to find this playlist on Spotify.

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Low Impact Lower Body and Core Workout

Low Impact Lower Body and Core Workout

35-Minute Low Impact Lower Body and Core Workout

It is way more fun to workout with a friend. Don’t you agree?

Yeah, most of us tend to workout alone (due to schedules, busy lives etc). But… when we can workout with a buddy it just makes the workout that much better.

We’ve got someone to sweat with, laugh with, commiserate with.

Someone who can take our mind’s off what we are doing.

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And, today’s workout I have myself a workout buddy.

My co-pilot for today’s workout is Steve Dotto (www.dottotech.com).

Steve’s a good friend of mine, a member of The Studio, and one of my mentors who helps direct me, and my business, in the right direction.

I had fun filming this workout (more than Steve I think), and I hope you have fun too!

Low Impact Lower Body and Core Workout

 

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