Indoor Workouts | Legs
From your arms to your legs we’re getting our sweat on!
We’re back on our workout grind! If you caught Part 1 of our indoor workout series last week we hope you’re feeling some soreness in your arms. Sure, it’s not the most comfortable or enjoyable thing in the world to be sore, but at least soreness reminds you that you’re working your butt off! We vowed to leave our (most likely questionable) eating habits in the holiday season and actually stick to our workout resolutions this year, and that’s exactly what we’re doing! Goodbye Netflix bingeing, hello getting a sweat on. To make you a bit more sore this week, here are some Indoor Workouts | Legs.
Start in a standing position with your feet hip-width apart and your hands clasped together in front of your chest. Bend your legs and squat down so your knees are over your ankles and your back is straight. Jump up in the air, extending both your legs and your arms down straight, and then land back in a squatting position. Repeat this 10 times and do 3 sets.
Stand with your feed hip-width apart and your back against a wall. Bend your legs and begin to slide down the wall so your back is pressed firmly against the wall and your legs are bent at a 90 degree angle. Stay in this position for 30 seconds and repeat it 4 times.
Calf Raises with Dumbbells
Grab two dumbbells and stand up straight with your feet hip-width apart and your arms at your sides. Raise yourself up so you’re standing on your toes, hold for 3 seconds, and drop back down to flat feet. Repeat this 20 times and complete 3 sets.
Single Leg Glute Bridges
Lay on your back with your knees bent. Extend one of your legs out straight and with the other leg raise your butt and lower back up off the floor. Bring your butt back down to the floor, still keeping the other leg extended, and repeat. Do this 15 times on each leg and complete the set 3 times.
Start out on your hands and knees – hands underneath your shoulders and knees underneath your hips. Take one leg and raise it up and out to the side of your body, with your leg still bent, so that your leg becomes parallel to the floor. Bring it back down to the floor. Repeat this 14 more times and then switch to your other leg. Complete this 3 times.
Begin on your hands and knees with your hands under your shoulders and knees under your hips. Take one leg and kick it out backwards behind you, straightening it out fully. Return it to its original position. Repeat this 15 times and then switch to your opposite leg. Complete this set 3 times.
*If you find that you don’t feel yourself getting a good enough workout from these exercises, feel free to make some variations! Whether you’re increasing the amount of reps or sets or adding something in such as ankle weights or resistance bands, there are several ways you can amplify any of these workouts*