Made up my own leg workout...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
If anyone has a good resource for a decent leg workout that doesn't involve crazy gym machines or a barbell, please send them my way. I have an assortment of dumbbells and medicine balls, and when I have more room/money, I would like to invest in a barbell and some plates for deadlifts and squats especially, but for now I am working with limited space and resources.
Anyway, I followed the S90 sort of formula they go by for their upper body strength workouts (12 exercises total, grouped into sets of three for 12 or so reps 3x through). This is what I came up with:
Front and back lunges (lunge forward and then backward on the same leg 12-15 times before switching sides)
Squats w/ weights
Side lunges w/ weights
Pilates leg circles
Bridge ups w/ medicine ball
Single leg squats
Single leg dead lifts
I'm definitely feeling it today... Feel free to give it a whirl and let me know what you think. S90 has a leg workout, but I'm not all that fond of it, so I wanted to come up with my own. I feel like it's lunge-heavy but that's where I need work. I hate lunges, so I must need to do more of them, right?
On today's schedule is running and yoga. The weather looks gross, so it may turn into elliptical and yoga. Some sort of cardio needs to happen, though. I'm not sure when this took place exactly, but my passion for cardio has faded and I have been focused on weights and Pilates much more lately. It always seems to be one or the other, though, I can't find a good balance between the two.