Best Moves to Tighten & Tone Your Lower Body
It seems appropriate to start a Monday with my favorite lower body workout. After the weekend, I am ready to hit the gym and get an intense workout in. I think most people have a favorite area to exercise, and for me, it’s my lower body. I really look forward to training my legs and creating challenging routines for myself. There are so many fun and effective moves you can do to tone up your lower body, it was hard to decide what to include in this workout. However, I did find that these specific moves coupled together gave me great results and I definitely felt the burn. If you’re heading to the gym today, give my favorite lower body workout a try. I think you’re going to love it. 😉
You can do this routine at home or at bring it along to the gym. Go ahead and click here to print this workout: My Favorite Lower Body Workout.
I recommend doing a quick warm up before you begin this exercise. You want to walk or jog for about 10 minutes before starting this routine so your muscles are warmed up. I like using 10-25 pound weights for my workouts, but use whatever weight is challenging for you. Be mindful of your form and don’t overdo it on the weights. You don’t want to injure yourself from improper form of strenuous weight. If you’re a beginner, you can just use your body weight for this routine.
If you are intermediate or advanced use additional weight for each move. Personally, I love using a kettlebell for my squats, lunges, and deadlifts. I recommend starting out with a 10-15 pound dumbbell, or lighter if you are just starting out.
To increase the intensity of this workout add weights to each move. You can place a dumbbell behind your knee while doing your donkey kicks, and hold a dumbbell or plate against your leg for the fire hydrants. Remember to use challenging weights, so that around the twelfth repetition you are feeling the burn. When I do this routine at home I like to use adjustable weights. I couldn’t find the brand I use online, but here is a set very similar to what I use.
* Please be aware that I am not certified as a personal trainer or fitness instructor. I am simply sharing my personal workout routine, and am not in any way replacing the consultation of a doctor or certified instructor. Use this information at your own discretion and proceed at your own risk.