We’ve taken a hiatus from our weekly workouts, but we’re coming back with a bang! This Leg Burner will have you crying sweet tears of feel-good-hurt. Take a look at the video and join right in! Remember, we have an awesome resource for all of our Fit Club Posts that you can locate via the link on our home page —> right here!
Jani has over 20 years of experience working in the fitness industry. She has a BS in Health Promotion and is certified in many disciplines including personal training, group exercise, yoga, Pilates, TRX suspension training, Insanity®, Zumba®, and water fitness. She currently teaches a variety of group exercise classes for the Treasure Valley West YMCA in Boise, ID and also owns her own personal training business, Body Balance Training. As a busy mom of five kids she understands the challenge of finding a balance between family , church, work, maintaining a home, and taking care of ourselves. She believes that if we can make our own health and well-being a priority, we will be better equipped to handle the demands of a busy lifestyle and enjoy a better quality of life.
Weekly Workout: Leg (and Lung) Burner
I’m not going to lie, this is one of those “hurt so good” workouts and my legs were definitely feelin’ it by the end…and the next couple days as well! But think about Carrie Underwood legs, and that will hopefully motivate you. You’ll need a timer, some weights (heavier and lighter if you have the option), and a bench (or a sturdy chair or a staircase). You will superset two exercises for 3 rounds. See the video for proper form and make whatever modifications needed to make it work for you. If you have any questions or concerns, leave a comment below.
Lunges with back leg elevated– 15 reps each leg Set your back leg up on a step, or bench (or for an added balance challenge, prop it up on an exercise ball if you have one). Make sure your front knee stays behind the toes. Use your lighter weights or just your body weight.
Alternating step ups- (or run stairs)- 2 minutes Step R, lift L knee, step down down, then step L, lift R knee, step down down.
Repeat above 2 more times
Dead Lifts- 15 reps Use your heavier weights. It’s super important to keep your back straight and your shoulder blades back and down. Bend your knees slightly and hinge from your hips, sliding the weights down your thighs. Think about driving your heels into the ground as you come up, engaging those glutes and hamstrings. See video for proper form.
Jump Squats- 30-50x no weights
Repeat Above 2 more times
Balance Single Leg Squats- 15 reps each leg Using your bench, stand with one leg on and one leg off. Use your lighter weights or no weights. Keeping chest up, lower your hips down, but don’t touch the ground, and stand back up.
Jump Lunges- 30-50x no weights
Repeat above 2 more times