Ohhhh Monday..Monday, Monday, Monday. What am I do with you? The good news is that after this week has passed I have a 3-day weekend coming up—definitely something to look forward to! This weekend was wonderful despite the rainy weather. You may have seen on Instagram that Miguel and I went to go see Chris D’elia at Pittsburgh Improv Friday night. In one word: hilarious. Saturday was spent doing lots of bloggy things and then a night out in the evening and Sunday was mostly spent relaxing. Oh, and grocery shopping which is sort of equivalent to relaxing for me. I yuv it.
Sooooo moving on… remember on Thursday in my Best of July post when I said I was going to start posting more workouts? Well I wasn’t kidding–I’ve got a quick leg workout for you today! I did this workout last week and my legs–mainly my quads–were killin’ the next day (in a good way of course).
This workout can be completed as a body weight circuit OR feel free to add a dumbbell or two in as well. Be sure you know the moves well, though, before adding in dumbbells–form is key! <<my two cents for the day 😉
Step-Ups: Using a bench or chair, step up with one leg and thrust your opposite knee up in the air; use your abs to balance!
Plie Squats: Start by standing with your legs apart, feet turned outward. Bend your knees and squat and remember to keep your butt tucked under you! Your butt should not stick out.
Squat Jumps: Start in a squat position and, using your legs, push yourself off the ground into a jump. Be sure to jump high enough so that you can point your feet at the top. That way, you’re working your calf muscles as well.
Squat Pulses: Get into a squat position and, once you’re there, pulse up and down; The pulses should be very small.
Wall Sits: Stand against a wall and slowly lower yourself down so that your legs for a 90* angle; hold this pose for the desired amount of time.
Walking Lunges: Similar to regular lunges only use your legs to propel you forward, so that you are walking in one direction.
PS-this workout actually took me around 18 minutes to complete, but I rounded up to 20 because it sounds better.
Q: Have you ever gone to see a comedian and, if so, who? If not, who would you love to go see?