Happy Friday, fit friends! It's been a fun and crazy week back in the gym! The week just flew by, and if you are finding yourself short on time and struggling to fit in a good quality workout, then I have the perfect quick and effective lower-body workout for you!
This Week's Free Fitness Friday: Lower-body Circuit Workout
This workout is very simple to set up (all you need is an exercise mat and a pair of light-to-moderate dumbbells if you want added resistance) and can be done in anytime frame that you have (anywhere from 15-30 minutes), but should be done at a fast-pace and with minimal rest. You can even fit this workout in at the end of a workout for an extra calorie burn! Complete all exercises in a row for 1 round, rest for 1 minute, then begin with the first exercise for round 2. Complete as many rounds as you can in the time you have! (Try for 3-5 rounds!)
As always, be sure to warm up before beginning the first round and cool down and stretch when you are finished.
- 20 alternating jumping lunges (10 each side)
- 20 Plie Squats with calf raise
- 20 Mountain Squats (10 with the right hand down, then 10 with the left hand down)
- 20 skater jumps (10 each side)
- 10 triple pulse and jump squat (3 pulse squats and 1 jump squat, then repeat 10x)
Check out this short video to see how each exercise is performed and to ensure that you have proper form throughout each exercise!
And that's it! Phew! What a killer leg workout! But it will be over before you know it and your legs and booty will thank you later!
So let's get those legs moving! Have a great workout and a wonderful weekend ahead!