We’ve all been there – It’s Saturday, you’re running errands, cleaning house and trying to catch up on your DVR while laundry is going.
The time of your dinner reservations is looming closer and closer. You had every intention of working out but with minimal time to shower and straighten your hair the chances that a workout will happen are decreasing by the minute. Fear not, the Resource Girls have your back.
We hate anything over complicated and expensive and our workouts are no exception. We’ve put together a little fifteen minute leg burnout that will have you feeling like a million bucks in your skinny jeans and still have you making that dinner reservation on time.
What More Could A Girl Want?!
For this fifteen sweat sesh you’ll just need a clock, cell phone timer or some kind of stopwatch. There are five moves you will do for one minute each then repeat two more times for a total of three five minute blocks. Every minute on the minute you will change exercises.
1. Left Leg Dip
Wide squat position, rotate your left knee towards the ground while keeping shoulders and hips square and facing forward with hands behind your head. Once you come back to squat position dip right back down.
2. Right Leg Dip:
Same as number one but use your right leg this time.
3. Air Squats
Feet hip width apart, sit back so butt and legs are parallel to the ground. Make sure head and chest are up and your weight is in your heels. Keep your arms straight ahead and simply squat up and down for the full minute.
4. Ballet Squats
Keep heels glued together and balance on your toes with heels lifted. Bend over so hands are touching the ground, if you can’t reach the ground use a yoga block, hand weights or even your heels if you’re doing this in your bedroom. Then simply squat down and back up with legs straight, always keeping on your tip-toes and keeping your heels locked together. Tell yourself you have the winning lottery ticket between your heels and you cannot let go!
5. Lunge With A Kick:
Alternating legs lunge back and kick forward. Make sure to keep shoulders and hip square and try to keep your kicking leg straight and extend all the way through the kick.
Step Two: (Don’t Forget The Facial Expressions)
Again, do each exercise for one minute and then repeat the entire set two more times. Thanks for sweating with us. We hope this mini leg blaster has your night off to a kickin’ start!
Cat and Lauren are two best friends who have a lifestyle blog, www.theresourcegirls.com. They blog about what they like to call their 5 F’s – fashion, fitness, finance, food and friendship. How perfect is that?! Their goal is to empower women to be the best version of themselves while embracing the qualities that make them unique and never spending a fortune while doing so.
Be Resourceful. Be You. XOXO