Sometimes it can be a real challenge to fit working out into your everyday routine when it is not a part of your daily regimen or you just have a hectic schedule. It’s been almost two years since I made working out and eating healthy apart of my lifestyle. Since I started Bloom, working a full time job at the university, maintaining a personal life, and going to the gym every single day has become tough for me. This year I decided to split working out at the gym and at home, so I’m able to have more time to do everything I need to do. I started working out my legs and butt at home and leave the rest of the workouts for the gym. If you want me to post more home workouts, leave a comment below on what you want to see more of. Remember Bloom was created so we can interact, and share tips and suggestions with each other.
Spring and summer is right around the corner and I want to get you ready to have sexy toned legs. If you don’t have a gym membership that’s fine; all you need is three things.
*Bonus: Be positive/make no excuses & have your favorite playlist ready!
I want to give you 5 exercises to help you get toned and sexy legs at the comfort of your own home.
Before you start your workout, it’s extremely important to stretch the part of the body you will be working on that day, so you won’t pull any muscles.
Grab a pair of heavy dumbbells (I’m using 10lbs) and hold them at your sides at arm’s length. Raise your heels and walk forward (or in a circle) for 60 seconds. Do 4 sets of 10 reps.
Stand holding your arms straight out in front of your body at shoulder level, parallel to the floor. Raise your right leg off the floor and hold it there.
(A) Push your hips back and lower your body as far as you can.
(B) Pause, then push your body back to the starting position.
Alternate legs, do 4 sets of 10 reps.
The goblet squat can be done with or without weights.
(A) Stand with your feet wider than shoulder width with toes pointed slightly out. If using a dumbbell, hold it at chest level with both hands. Keeping your back flat, push your hips back, bend your knees, and lower your body until your thighs are parallel to the floor and your elbows touch your knees.
(B) With your weight focused in your heels, push yourself up to the starting position.
Do 4 sets of 10 reps.
Outer Thigh: Basic Squat With Side Leg Lift
The outer thigh is a hard area to tone, but adding a leg lift to the basic squat will work the outer thigh and the glutes to tighten the saddle-bag area.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, feet parallel. Hold your hands out in the front of you for balance. Bend your knees,lowering your hips deeply so your thighs are parallel with the floor, keeping weight back in your heels.
Hamstrings: Leg Balance Warrior 3
(A) Stand on your left foot with your right leg lifted to 90 degrees and your right knee bent.
(B) Reach your Torso forward as you lengthen your right leg behind you. Reach your arms overhead for balance as your torso and leg come parallel to the floor. Keep your left knee slightly bent.
(C) Hold this position for a moment, and reach through your right heel to engage the back of the right leg
(D) Moving with control, bring your right leg forward and return to standing upright. This completes one rep.
Do 4 sets of 10 reps on each leg.
What is your favorite leg workout? Share your tips with Bloom!
Will you be implementing any of these exercises in your daily routine? If so, which one?