Workout Wednesday: Up & Down Leg Workout

Halfway through the week is always when the excitement at work slowly starts coming back. You  start to see the weekend on the horizon. This weekend is even better than most since we have a long weekend to look forward to with Labor Day. This week has been filled with some great personal workouts as my class load is lighter due to my work hours. It has been awhile since i did a “Workout Wednesday” and since my legs are getting to the point where sitting down is starting to hurt, I thought I’d share my leg workout from Monday night. This one is quick but effective. You just need an open space and possibly one set of weights.

I only used weights for this workout when doing the donkey kicks (held behind my knee as I kicked up) and sumo squats (holding in front of me as I lowered to the floor). You can increase the intensity by adding a bar behind your neck or weights at your side for squats or lunges as well as for sumo squats and calf raises.  Here are the exercises with links:

Sumo Squats

Lunges

Donkey Kicks

Squats

Wall Sit 

Calf Raises

Bridges

Burpees

Make sure to stretch after the workout to prevent soreness the next day. Enjoy the workout and your Wednesday!

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