Leg Up

Leg Up

Attack your lower body as well as your core and fat stores with this high-rep circuit.

What It Is:

A lower body and core burner that incorporates high rep counts for a challenging five rounds. This workout will be as tough as you wait it to be – beginners are encouraged to rest one minute between rounds, while advanced folks can opt for “active rest” with any number activities.

Why It Works:

Because you are not doing four no-nonsense exercises that deliver results. Squats and lunges will effectively hit the quads, glutes, and hamstrings; knee-to-elbow pushups promote core stability while also giving your chest, shoulders, and arms a little love; jumping jacks hit the head to toe for a dose of conditioning; the circuit format promotes fat burning.

 

Body-Weight Workout

Perform this routine as a circuit, doing 20 reps of each exercise or using a timer and doing as many controlled reps as possible on 30 seconds.

Tools Needed: None

Complete 5 rounds total

  • Squats
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Lateral Lunges
  • Knee-to-Elbow Push Ups
    • Rest one minute, or do one minute active rest with the activity of your choice (running, jumping rope, mountain climbers, etc)

How To Do It:

  1. Bring your knee to your elbows on the same side as you lower yourself down. Alternate sides every rep.
  2. Keep your core activated with throughout and do reps in a controlled fashion.

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