I like lifting big weight a lot. I love when my legs feel powerful and I luhhh the look of strong legs😍 So don’t be scared to squat heavy! I also love pairing heavy lifts with some plyometrics / jumping exercises to help build the right muscle while burning fat. Plyos help build power and bring out the athletes in us! Give this duo a try and see the difference in your workouts and your results
Starting the new year off by regularly incorporating a full body HIIT day to my routine. HIIT is a fav of mine for a cardio substitute and a great way to tighten up the body with summer right around the corner. Pick and exercise and a lighter weight, perform 10-15 reps and move to the next exercise with minimal rest 🔥 Save this one for part of m full body HIIT workout
New year, new booty 🍑 This sweaty workout will help build your lower body muscles in all the right places! Try using these exercises as a tri-set, performing each one after the other = 1 set, for a complete lower body workout! Pick a weight that challenges you and see how many rounds you can accomplish
Ladies, pick up the weights! 🏋️♀️Strength training results in building muscle which replaces the fat on our bodies. Muscle naturally increases the body's metabolism which helps the body burn more calories compared to endless cardio that can slow down your metabolism. Building Muscle=Fat Burn!! For naturally slim women, strength training builds curves and gives shape to the body. For naturally curvy women, strength training tightens and lifts natural curves. Step off the elliptical and pick up some weights💪🏼🍑
Part 2 of ☠️ for ya 🍑 - Hip Thursts - Seated band abduction - Split squats Same rules apply to this workout. Go heavy and challenge yourself with the weight. It’s ok to only get 5-8 reps with a heavy weight and then follow with high reps on the body weight exercises. Let me know if you give it a try!
- Sliding hamstring curls - Band lateral squats - Staggered RDL - Wide leg RDL ☠️This workout will getchaaa right! Challenge yourself on the weight for the RDL since the other two exercises are body weight. Don’t be afraid to lift heavy!! Lifting heavy weights for the right exercises gave me the results I was looking for 👀 Also be sure to keep your core engaged, especially if these are new exercises. An engaged core protects the lower back and keeps your focus on the muscles you should be working.
Learn the importance of mobility and flexibility early! Whether you workout or not it has a huge impact on your daily life🤸🏻♀️ - Increases range of motion of muscles and joints - Helps alleviate aches and joint pains - Helps improve athletic performance and can help prevent injuries Give this bendy routine a try and see how your body feels afterwards
Something I consistently do in my training for lower body is lift heavy with isolated supersets. This workout is a great example to try out! Deadlifts should be an exercise where you challenge yourself with heavier weight because you are working major muscle groups. Same thing with the leg press or any other machine exercise, up the weight and work on building strength. Then in between heavy lifts I’ll add body weight exercises isolating the glutes to get the results I’m looking for🍑 This way I’m building the muscle but focusing on the areas I want to grow!
A workout to save for your next upper body day 💪🏼 I love sneaking in core work with the planks and having to balance on one foot while lifting some weight. I’m big on switching up your workouts to continue challenging your muscles in new ways. Let me know if you give this one a try 🙌🏼
I hope everyone learns to appreciate movement for all that it can do for you. Forget aesthetics and learn to love the confidence and mindset change that can come from exercising regularly. Coming back from an injury I’m grateful for a body that can move some heavy weights and flow through a yoga sequence. But my main appreciation is what working out has done to change the way I look at obstacles and my body. I set goals and work day by day to achieve them and I try to bring that work ethic into all aspects of my life. I love having confidence in a strong body that is capable of so much and able to change in the ways I want. Workout because you love the body you have and set goals on the things you want to achieve ✨
One piece of equipment for a total body workout! Whether you are in a time crunch or have limited access to equipment in a busy gym, save this for your next sweat 1. Squat 2. Bent over rows 3. Good mornings 4. Shoulder press 5. Deadlift 6. Clean & press If you can, find a weight that challenges you on all moves. I used a 50lb bar and did 4 rounds, 1 min for each exercise for a 24 min workout!
A few things I’ve learned from regularly incorporating flexibility & mobility work 🤸🏻♀️ - Getting bendy can help tight muscles after a workout but it also affects daily movements and helps the bod feel good - It has definitely improved my exercise routine. Stretchy = ability to do more - Flexibility is something you have to consistently work on. Just like building strength or growing a booty, it takes time & practice so give this a try after your next workout!
I finished off my leg day with this cable superset 🍑 After heavy leg presses ( last post ) I used these two exercises to isolate the hammies & glutes - RDL Froggers - Cable Kickbacks Keep your core engaged for both exercises to make sure you are working the right muscles and prevent lower back pain!