Lower Body Workout by Lip Gloss & Lunges!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Happy Thursday all ... we have such a treat for you today!  The gorgeous Kylie from Lip Gloss & Lunges is taking over the blog today & sharing her killer (at home!) lower body workout.  With Thanksgiving right around the corner, let's all commit to getting in this bonus mid-week workout today :)

Hey y'all!  I'm Kylie from Lip Gloss & Lunges where I blog about everything from my daily life being a mid-twenties hairstylist and newlywed, to health and fitness, to my favorite beauty tips and tricks. Other than blogging, my interests include CrossFit, traveling, picking up stray dogs, attempting to learn how to use my new Canon Rebel camera, watching way too much reality TV, finding the best deals while shopping, exploring ways to make not-so-healthy meals healthier, and collecting an overwhelmingly amount of beauty products! While I am an avid CrossFitter, there are still times that I just can't make it to the gym. That's when at home workouts like the one below save me! I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do!

If you are wanting a quick workout that will make you sore, then you must try this lower body workout! 

Lower Body Workout

This workout is super easy and can be done anywhere since there is no equipment needed.
Start by doing 50 lunges. I prefer jump switch lunges because they are fast and really make your legs burn, which I love!


Next do 50 mountain climbers. Mountain climbers are one of my favorites! They are quick and effective. Plus, they work everything from upper body, to core, to lower body. If you are not sure how to do mountain climbers, you start in a push-up position with your arms slightly wider than shoulder width, then alternate legs forward as if you're running in place while horizontal. You can make these more challenging by alternating your legs faster.



Now do 50 squats. Make sure to get your butt below your knees then open up all the way at the top. 


Lastly do 50 toe touches. I consider this move the silent killer!! It might seem like you aren't doing much by doing toe touches but I promise after doing 150 of them, your hamstrings will be sore! One day at CrossFit, we did 300 and I couldn't even bend over the next day! I prefer to do toe touches with deadlift form by keeping your knees slightly bent, raising your butt far enough to feel the tightness from your hamstrings to butt while keeping a flat back.


It took me about 15 minutes to complete the workout by keeping a fast pace with very few breaks. If you need to slow down to scale it then go for it, but try and make it a goal to finish under 20 minutes to keep it a high intensity workout. You will be sweaty afterwards and sore tomorrow, but that's the best feeling!

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