June 16, 2014 | Fitnovatives Blog
Summer Boot Camp: Legs Workout
The Summer Boot Camp series continues with workout number two—a leg workout that is going to test your strength, balance, speed and power. Maintaining strong legs is not only good for keeping mobility in the hips, knees, and ankles, but strong legs take you places! From everyday activities such as walking up and down stairs, to enjoying your favorite recreational activities like outdoor biking or running a race, a great pair of strong and toned legs will keep you active for life.
This workout follows a sequence of three exercises performed for 30 seconds each, two times in a row, followed by two minutes of cardio. You’ll need a timer, a park bench or steps, and approximately 40 yards of open space to move. After a brief warm-up of light walking or jogging, get ready to blast every muscle in your lower body with a combination of strength, plyometrics and cardio exercises that will get those legs and glutes strong and defined.
Squat Heel Clicks
Runner’s Lunge + Kick
Side Lunge Switch
By Stephanie Thielen
Stephanie Thielen, BS, has a fitness career that spans over 24 years with experience in group fitness training and management in the community, corporate and collegiate setting. As an ACE Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer, two-time IDEA Presenter, NETA trainer, AEA Trainer, and BOSU National Master Trainer, Stephanie provides land and aquatic workshops that teach logical methods for class construction, providing the “tools of the trade” to assist fitness professionals develop their teaching skills. Find Stephanie on Facebook at Stephanie Thielen Fitness, LLC.