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Basic 8 Leg Workout + Lower Body Stretches

Basic 8 Leg Workout + Lower Body Stretches

Get excited. It’s Saturday, AND it’s leg day.

Photo via Lil Miss Fitness Freak

Although I’ve been a fan of upper body workouts lately, leg day is still my favorite workout of any week. I was blessed with thunder thighs, so I basically murder them on leg day, whether that’s with heavy weights and low reps or lighter weights and high reps.

The workout below is a good mix of the two.

Basic 8 Leg Workout from Hungry Gator Gal

Video demonstrations for free weight exercises:

Just because the workout is basic doesn’t mean it’s easy.

Photo via The Crescent Skinny

And feel free to blame me for your pain the day after leg day too. 

Photo via makeameme.org

Do yourself a favor and take a rest day, do yoga or stretch immediately following this workout and the day afterward. Your quads, hamstrings and glutes will thank you.

Shawn Johnson’s Full Stretch Guide (15 minutes) on the Nike Training Club app and this Happy Hamstrings yoga video on YouTube (~ 22 minutes) contain some of my favorite lower body stretches.

Let me know what you think if you try the leg workout and/or stretches. I’d love to know!

Questions:

  1. Do you have a favorite type of workout?
  2. What lower body exercises have you been loving lately?

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Burnin’ Abs Circuit + Abs Memes

Burnin’ Abs Circuit + Abs Memes

Spring (a.k.a. the time of year EVERY person in America decides to go to the gym to work on their abs).
buzz lightyear meme - Abs Abs Everywhere
Unfortunately, it’s just like the beginning of every new year. The gym is PACKED for about a week, and then people give up because they’re not seeing immediate results. What most people don’t realize is that one workout won’t give you abs of steel for eternity.
 
Like anything in life, things worth having take hard work and dedication. But don’t worry. You’ve got time to work on that six pack before summer begins. 
I gathered my favorite ab exercises from core classes at UF and put them together in a “super circuit.” This workout will leave your abs on FIRE. Trust me. They’ll be begging for mercy by the end of the third round of the circuit below.
Hungry Gator Gal Burnin' Abs Circuit

Video demonstrations for each exercise:

Weighted Side Bends
Incline Sit-Up
Weighted Back Extensions
BOSU Crunches 
Russian Twists
Leg Raises
Bicycle Crunches
Swiss Ball Pikes
Reverse Crunches

By the end of the summer, others will be envious of you and your six pack . . .

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Questions:

  1. Does it seem like EVERY person at your gym is currently working on their abs?
  2. What’s your favorite ab exercise?

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