Archive for the ‘Lower Body’ Category

Leg Circuit

Do the follow circuit for 5 rounds: 

Round 1: 50 seconds on, 10 off
Round 2: 45 seconds on, 10 off
Round 3: 40 seconds on, 10 off
Round 4: 35 seconds on, 10 off
Round 5: 30 seconds on, 10 off

Glute Circuit

20 reps each for 3 Rounds

Skaters
Curtsy (Right)
Skaters
Curtsy (Left)

Warm Up

10 Minutes of Elliptical, Treadmill or Stepper

 Leg Workout

Using the Gymboss Interval Timer, set the timer for 40 seconds of work, followed by 20 seconds of rest. Do 3-4 sets each (of both left and right leg) exercise in the following order, with NO rest between sets and exercises. The strength portion of this workout should only take 20 minutes for 4 sets of each.

 • One-Leg Press Leg Press or Single Leg Squat
(Unse a orange, black or red Bodylastics band, anchored high, for assistance)  Max Fitness Members: Use #20 Plate-loaded machine or #23 selectorized machine or bands (in BCx boot camp room)

 • Walking Lunges
Use 10lb-20lbs dumbbells for women and 30-40lbs for men  

 • One-Leg Leg Extension
Max Fitness Members: Use #9 Hammer Strength Leg machine

 • One-Leg Dumbbell Straight Leg Dead Lifts
Max Fitness Members: Use Dumbbells or barbells 

 • Single Leg Curl        
Max Fitness Members: Use #10 or #11 Hammer Strength Machines

Cool Down Cardio

Do 10 minutes for a cool down or do 30-45 minutes cardio for fat burning. Doing cardio after your workout will help you burn primarily body fat.

Try more Max Method Workouts and Gymboss Interval timers are available for free at Max Fitness in Vero Beach. Located behind Outback on US1. CLICK HERE for a free week pass.

Steve Pfiester explains his lower body workout for the 2nd half of the Summer Shape Up Challenge at Designer Whey.

Complete 15 of each exercise:

SEGMENT #1 (right leg first)
Plyo Squats
Stomps
Side Kicks
Quadruped Circles
(repeat on left leg)

SEGMENT #2
1 Leg Roll Ups
Lunge Knees (Step ups)
Squat Abduction

SEGMENT #3
Straight Leg Deadlifts
Squats
Hamstring Curls

This is one of four lower body workouts designed by Steve Pfiester to be a part of Designer Whey‘s Summer Shape Up Challenge. You can do it alone, or you can try their other workouts at http://www.DesignerWhey.com.

 

1st Circuit
Complete the following exercises for 45 seconds on, and then 15 seconds of rest
Air Squats
Skaters
Hamstring Curls

2nd Circuit
Complete the following exercises 20 repetitions each.
20 Long Jump
20 Goblet Squat
20 Dumbbell Over & Back Lunge (10 reps on each side)

3rd Circuit
Complete each exercise for 30 seconds each, remaining on the same leg throughout the circuit, and then repeating circuit on the opposite leg.
Runner’s Pose
Warrior I
Warrior II
Warrior III

Get ready to sweat & tone that Beautiful Bikini Bottom!

BEACH BODY WARM UPBcx Express™ Warm Up

BIKINI BOTTOM WORKOUT
20 Crisscross Squat (Burn fat & tone those thighs!)
20 Sumo Squat (Glutes & inner thigh – go deep!)
20 Overhead Walking Lunges
20 Curtsy/LEFT (Keep weight off back leg!)
20 Runner’s Pose Stomp/LEFT (Burn those buns!!)
20 Curtsy/RIGHT
20 Runner’s Pose Stomp/RIGHT

(Repeat 3 X with no rest between exercises)

Here is a workout dedicated to the gluteus maximus! 🙂 CLICK HERE to view the entire workout on FitStudio, see video and give it a try!

This is one Fast and Furious workout for sure!! Sprints make it super intense and the squat presses kill the legs, glutes and shoulders. All in all, your entire body will be toast when this is over and all you needed was a barbell or set of dumbbells. Alright, it’s time to give it all you got!! Post your times in comments below for added accountability. Train Hard!

4 Rounds for Time:
1/4 Mile Sprint
Squat press (Thrusters) 35-45lb for women 55-65lb for men

NOTE: Sprint, not jog, not walk, not limp – SPRINT!!  🙂 On the Thrusters, squat down to 15″ box/aerobics step with risers. You can use a stool, piano bench or folding chair for a guide to hold you accountable. Your rear should lightly touch (not rest) on the box (or stool) to reference depth of each squat. GET-R-DONE!!