These lower body workouts should leave you feeling energized. You don’t need an expensive home gym set up or even an expensive gym membership. In fact, most of the exercises in this article don’t require buying any equipment at all.
Many of my clients tell me they didn’t have time to do their exercises due to a whole host of excuses. Life get’s hectic, I understand. Commutes to work can be exhausting, children can be demanding, houses don’t clean themselves. I’ve heard it all and that’s okay but there is no better time than now to set good habits. There is not better time than NOW to start your fitness goals.
Exercise Boosts Your Mood
Mental health is a real concern and although it takes some initial motivation to go exercise, it has mood changing benefits. Netflix & chill is comfy and all but it can make you feel lethargic and unmotivated. Set goals of when you will exercise, how long you will exercise, and even who you may exercise with. I personally, choose to do most of my exercise in the morning. By doing so, I start my day feeling energized and motivated. The brain is so powerful and functions to release feel good chemicals such as endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin through exercise. Giving a solid effort of even 20 minutes will allow these neurotransmitters to activate thus boosting your mood. The exercises routine below can be done anywhere, anytime, and can be personalized to fit your needs. Contact me if you’d like a personalized workout plan.
- High Knees
- Jumping Jacks
- Abdominal Bicycle
- Butt Kicks
- Jump Squats
Complete each for 1 minute, 3 rounds total. Give yourself a 20 second rest in between exercises. Give yourself a 1 minute rest in between rounds.
- Donkey Kicks
- Squats Walks
- Butterfly Bridges
- Elevated Clamshells
A circular resistance band is good to have to increase the intensity and difficulty of these exercises. Complete 20 repetitions of each exercise, 3 rounds total. Give yourself a 10 second rest in between exercises. Give yourself a 30 second rest in between rounds.
Products I use
- ANKLE RESISTANCE BANDS
- These are super convenient and velcro around each ankle which is perfect for the side step exercise
- RESISTANCE LOOPS
- I use these loops for the clamshells and donkey kicks. The added resistance really helps get a great workout
- WORKOUT MAT
- You shouldn’t use your yoga mat for traditional exercise. Yoga mats are built to be thin versus exercise mats should be a bit thicker and more supportive on your back while laying down.
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