Leg days are my FAVORITE days in the gym. A lot of people despise leg day. I have never understood that. Legs and glutes have always been a focus area of mine. I think lower body workouts are the most fun! Most leg day workout moves are challenging and provide receipts from hard work in very little time. There is actually some truth to the slogan, “Never Skip Leg Day.” When you work the bigger muscles and perform exercises such as lunges, squats, and deadlifts your body requires more work from the heart and brain, compared to performing other low impact exercises.
Squats work ALL of the muscles in the lower body (quads, hamstrings, and glutes). Post workout is when you reap the benefits of any strength training regime. Post workout, your body works to repair the muscles you have torn during your workout. The word “torn” here is not literal. Muscle tears during a workout are more like stretching the muscle. During the post-workout afterburn, the body continues to burn calories, and overall the body’s metabolism increases. This process burns more calories than your typical workout.
Resistance bands are incredibly affordable! These are perfect for in-home workouts.
This workout is designed to be a quick workout that can be completed at home or pretty much anywhere. I love to get this one done over my lunch breaks at the on-site gym at my job. Resistance bands are a great way to build strength. Bands also help add variety to your workout schedule. If you perform the same workouts over and over your body will begin to adapt and your progress will slow. The bands also help with form. While squatting, resistance bands help keep your knees from going over your toes, which is a huge no-no in squatting! Grab a set of resistance bands and check out my workout below!
Snatched Booty Work Volume 1
Resistance Band Hip Lifts – 100 Reps Try doing 5 sets of 20 lifts or 10 sets of 10 lifts
Grab an aerobic platform or you can use any hard surface that is ok for you to place your feet on. Lie down on your back with your hands at your sides and place your feet on the platform. Scoot your booty super close to the platform with your legs still raised and on top of the platform. Grab a weight that feels comfortable. Place the weight over your mid-section. Tighten your core and lift your hips high. Hold for 2 seconds at the top. Look at the ceiling to avoid straining the neck. Lower and repeat.
Resistance Band Body Weight Tip Toe Squats – 100 Reps Try doing 5 sets of 20 lifts or 10 sets of 10 lifts
Stand on your tip toes until you feel balanced. Tighten the core and squat as low as you can go. Ensure your chest is out. Balance is key. If you fall out of the tip toe stance, hop back in.
Resistance Band Duck Walks – 100 Reps Try doing 5 sets of 20 lifts or 10 sets of 10 lifts
Ensure your legs are spaced as far apart as the bands will allow and take a step. Squat low and rise. Take a wide-legged step and squat low. Repeat.
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