Live Fit with Linds
I wanted to bring the fitness aspect to Skyblue. Working out on a daily basis and eating healthy has changed my life. I decided to make it a lifestyle, and every second of my hard work has paid off. This week I wanted to focus on a simple quick workout that you can do anywhere. Whether it's in the gym, at your house, or at the park, I can assure you this simple 20 min leg workout will get the legs burning. It doesn't matter which part of your journey you're on, you can use no weight, light weight, or heavy weights; just do what is comfortable for you!
Exercise 1: Step back lunges (3 sets of 16 each leg)
- During this exercise you want to ensure that your form is correct. With your feet together, step back with one leg into a lunge postition, keeping your leg parallel to the floor. Make sure your back is upright, and your knee does not extend past your toes. Push back off of the lunged leg to an upright standing position. Repeat.
Exercise 2: cross back lunges (3 sets of 16 each leg)
- This exercise takes a lot of control and balance. It is similar to a step back lunge, although instead of lunging straight back you will lunge back sideways. Start in an upright position and lunge back sideways, making sure you do not cross your legs too much. Keep a wider stance so that you are able to balance and control the movement. Push off of your lunged leg and resume in the upright position.
Exercise 3: Sumo squats (3 sets of 16)
- In this exercise I am using a dumbbell, but it is your preference if you would like to or not. Start off with your legs a little wider than shoulder width apart, with your toes turned out in plié position. Squat down, keeping your back straight and pushing back up through your heels. Pause at the top and squeeze your glutes. Repeat.