This is a free workout series where I will highlight some of the most reliable moves for some of your most stubborn areas (every Wednesday and Saturday). Help me get as many people stronger as possible! Use the hashtag #RefireStrong on your social media to share the series and share when you've completed the movements.
#RefireStrong Workout Series: Legs As the first post in the series, today is a focus on legs. The reasons to have a strong lower body are endless, but let's take a look at a few big ones.
Boost Metabolism: Strong legs will rev your metabolism and you'll burn more calories even at rest.
Better at Daily Tasks: A strong lower body will make carrying groceries and kids seem like nothing! You'll also be better at lifting heavy boxes, moving furniture, you name it! Run Faster: If you strengthen your legs you will run fast and longer. Improve Your Balance: A strong lower body gives you a sturdy foundation which will help improve your overall balance. Ease Lower Back Pain: Give your back some back up with strong legs! The stronger your lower body the less you strain and pull on your back during every day activities.
Cursty Lunge With that being said, the highlighted move is a Cursty Lunge. This is one of my favourites because it is easy on the knees and you can make it harder as you get stronger by adding some dumbbells. It works the butt and your thigh muscles big time! Don't rush through this move, go slowly to really feel the burn.
How to: Start with your feet shoulder width apart with your hands on your hips or in front of you as shown. Engage your core (pretend you are ready for a punch to the stomach!) and step one foot backwards diagonally. Lower your body down by bending the back knee until it hovers a bit from the floor. Bring yourself back to the starting position by pushing off the heel of your front leg, switch legs. Start by doing 10 repetitions on each leg (alternating legs) and work your way up to 3 sets of 20 per leg! Use #refirestrong if you give this a try or add it to your workouts!
Join me for the next movements in the series on Wednesday!