Leg workouts are my favourite! And I thought I’d share a VIDEO of the latest one I did. It’s going to be my first video shared here with anyone…
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What made me do it?
Within the last few days I have received a number of questions and requests on my Instagram profile for videos showing my workouts. I must admit that I have been thinking about that for some time already but I was rather hesitant to do it for a couple of reasons. First of all because I don’t think I’m professional enough and I’d be worried that maybe my technique is not perfect… And secondly – I honestly hate being filmed! As much as I feel OK with posing for photos, I don’t feel confident and comfortable enough to be in a video…
That comfort zone you’re wearing…
That’s a dangerous safe zone which leads to nowhere! And to be honest, I don’t belong to those people who get stuck in their comfort zone for good. I just need a little bit of extra motivation sometimes. And I DO like challenges! Besides showing you what I DO, apart from posting pictures of what I LOOK like seems much more reliable. What’s even more, knowing that there are people who would like to see videos from me gave me a strong kick and seriously motivated me to do it regardless of my aversion to being filmed.
Here we go then!
So here’s a short footage of my yesterday’s workout. I made it short so it would fit within the Instagram timeframe. That’s why the speed is faster than it was originally and the video app, which I installed on my phone, has made all those tweaks and added the music (!?). So… I’m not really responsible for that part (lol) I like it though, cause it’s funny! It gives you a hint of what I did and it proves that I actually DID it too (obviously).
To put what you just saw into words:
- SQUATS with kettlebells (3 sets of 15 reps)
- LUNGES with kettlebells (3 sets of 15 reps on each leg)
- SIDE LUNGES with a dumbbell (3 sets of 15 reps on each side)
I had a short break in between each of those exercises. Then I put on my ankle weights and did:
- SIDE LYING LEG RISES (15 reps)
- SIDE LYING LEG CIRCLES (15 reps in each direction)
- SIDE LYING LEG KICKS (20 reps)
- REAR LEG RISES AND SIDE KICKS (15 reps)
- GLUTE KICKBACKS (15 reps)
- FIRE HYDRANT (15 reps)
Then I changed the side and did the same on the other leg, and then took a short break for a sip of water. It’s important to stay hydrated! Always!
Repeat the whole set (for both legs) 3 times.
If you don’t have any free weights at home, you can try doing these with a bottle of water OR you can get them online for instance from HERE .
I have more leg workout ideas of course! HERE’s one with my scribbled pictures so if you’re curious how “artistically talented” I am, have a look yourself!
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Let me know what you think and whether you’d like to see videos more often, please. Your feedback is much appreciated xxx
*DISCLAIMER: I’m not a personal trainer or a physical therapist. I take no responsibility for pulled muscles, sprained legs, or ligament tears. Exercise at your own risk. Always consult your doctor or a fitness professional before doing exercises from my blog.