Monday, November 18, 2013

Gimme Some Turkey LEG Workout!!


We all know Thanksgiving is right around the corner (like, literally, it's NEXT WEEK.)

By no means does this indicate a time to binge on unhealthy foods, gain back any weight you've worked to loose, skip a workout, or otherwise put your health in jeopardy.

Who remembers the Clean Eating Teen November Challenge?! If you haven't decided to participate yet, head on over and do so. This post is totally motivation for the Challenge... lets stay on track together with an AWESOME leg workout.

This workout requires a few pairs of dumbbells (use a weight that is challenging to you), and a kettlebelt if you have one (use a dumbbell is not). It takes about an hour and can be done in the gym or right at home!!

This one is my go to workout, even when I am traveling. It's tough but feels great!

All moves should be done with weights, besides the skaters. The Donkey Kicks, Firehydrants, and Knee Circles COULD be done with a light weight or ankle weights, but this is optional.

Heres a breakdown of some moves you may not know:

Donkey Kicks: On all fours, lift your knee and bring it into your chest. Contract your abs. Then, kick your foot back so that the leg it straight and the foot slightly above hip level. Feel the squeeze in the booty!  

Fire hydrants: On all fours. Lift your knee to the side as if you're a dog peeing on a fire hydrant. Clever, huh? ;)

Knee Circles: On all fours, make a big circle with your knee, keeping the leg bent. Try to keep the circle more towards the side and not the front of your body. 

Step Ups: With dumbbells in each hand, step up onto a elevated stair, bench, or chair. Step down, repeat on the same leg for desired reps before moving on to the other leg. 

Rear Lunge+Kick: Lunge backwards, then when you step up, kick out with that leg. 

Bulgarian Lunge: Preform a lunge with the back foot elevated on a chair. Make sure your front knee doesn't go past your toes! 

Have fun with this workout guys and tell me how it goes!!

What do you plan to do for working out this Thanksgiving?


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