Happy Friday, frieeeeeends! Who’s loving short weeks?
This girl is! I’ve been extra whiny about all the rain lately (it’s been EPIC here in northern California) and I’m already craving spring. This weekend I’m ready to turn that negativity around. I’m getting my winter manifesto out, and I’m reveling in a weekend of doing things I love about/despite winter 😉
Helloooo, hot drinks, sweats, crafts, and at-home workouts!
And an awesome at-home workout is exactly what I have for you today! I made this little workout up last week for a leg, booty, and ab circuit workout. It totally kicked Preston’s and my asses.
I had already made up a fairly tough workout, but looked at the Tone It Up daily moves for that day and saw pistol squats (or the modified pistol squats we wound up doing), and I swear throwing those in took it over the edge. They. are. KILLER. (In retrospect, I’d recommend cutting the reps of those down a bit if they’re really challenging for you.) I was sore for DAYYYYYSSS.
Perform each exercise for 10 reps. Do the first circuit all the way through without resting between exercises. Give yourself a 1-2 minute rest, then repeat that circuit again and complete it a total of 3 times. Take another quick break, and then repeat the whole process with the next two circuits. I warmed up with a few minutes of jumping rope, and did an extra couple minutes after completing three rounds of the first circuit, and again after completing my 3 rounds of the second circuit.
Ciruit 1: LEGS
Weights for all of these are optional.
- modified pistol squats (or real pistol squats if you’re a baller and can do them…)
- walking lunges
Circuit 2: ABS
I did these on the TRX. You can do them all on a balance ball, with sliders, or with no equipment at all. Use whatever you have access to.
- knee tucks
- mountain climbers
- single leg deadlift (weight optional)
- mini band crab walk (place a band around your ankles, get into a slight squat position, and walk from side to side!)
- mini band side leg lifts (move the band up above your knees for these – I also like to hold onto the wall for this because I think it allows me to lift my legs higher and feel it more in my booty)
- mini band back leg lifts (still with the band above your knees)
Circuit 3: BOOTY
Most of these use mini resistance bands, like these – if you don’t have them, you can always tie a regular resistance band into a short loop and use that.
THERE YOU HAVE IT! It totally killed me. I’m going to try it again I think tonight…. though I have a stupid late-afternoon work assignment about an hour away from home soooooo I may get home late and cranky. 😉 But then weekend weekend weekend!