Thursday, March 14, 2019

Leg workouts - Quad burners

Leg workouts are my fave workouts!  I love creating a nice burn for the lower body.  If you take my Yoga Sculpt class, you know that it is the case.  I know my home gym looks a little like a dungeon, but its gets the job done, and I love it.  Check out my At Home Workout Essentials Post for some of the equipment I have.  You may notice the treadmill in the background. This is a brand new purchase that has been a game changer, and I will be blogging about soon.

Kneeling Squats will get your quads burning. Adding some weight can intensify this exercise more.  I am using 2, 12 pound dumbbells here.  Challenge yourself by not letting your booty touch your heels.

Standing Pistol Squats with a small range of motion is a good way to get your legs warmed up and ready for full, down pistol squats.  I add a weight (12 pounds) to create more tension.  Listen to your body to determine your range of motion and how far to go down.  Anything you can do with this exercise is challenging and builds major quad strength.  Keep a small bend if your standing leg so you don't lock out at the top.

On to Rolling Pistol Squats, which I am obsessed with right now.  They are sooo hard, and this may have taken a few video attempts.  Don't be hard on yourself if you have to use a hand to get yourself up and need some support, I promise I do too! I like adding in a little roll to give you some momentum to get up.  You can also have a bench, or a block nearby to assist you and help you up. I love these because its so rewarding when you actually get all the way up without falling over. 😂

Kneeling Squats with weights: 3 sets of 20
Standing Small Range Pistols: 3 sets of 8 each leg
Rolling Pistols: 3 sets of 5 each legs.

Hope you enjoy getting your quad burn on!

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