I love working out, but like I shared in this post, sometimes I need a little extra motivation to get my butt out of bed and into my gym clothes. Speaking of…I am totally obsessed with this sports bra and pair of leggings from 2(X)ist. The hot pink accents wake me up in the morning and the material is so comfortable!
One thing that always motivates me is a new workout. Nothing is worse than going to the gym knowing you are about to do a routine for the 50th time in a row… so I enjoy coming up with new routines to shake up my gym time and keep me excited to exercise!
Today I’m sharing a new lower body workout I tried out at the gym last week. I love incorporating strength training, high-intensity interval training, and pilates-inspired moves into my lower body workouts to keep things exciting and to put my body through new challenges.
Save this workout to your phone, queue up a motivational playlist, head to the gym, and give it a try! I would love to know what you think!
STRENGTH: Twice through
Wide Leg Squats (10 reps)
Wide Leg Deadlifts (10 reps)
Kettle bell swings (20 reps )
Weighted Bridges (10 reps)
Traditional Squat (10 reps)
Deadlifts (10 reps)
Isolated Squats – One leg at a time (20 reps)
Butterfly Weighted Bridges – Bring feet together and press up to bridge in “butterfly” position (10 reps)
HIIT: 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off – Each move twice and repeat entire sequence one time
High knee pulse
PILATES: 45 sec on, 15 off
Side leg raises (Left)
Side leg raises (Right)
Rear leg lifts – On hands and knees, lift leg & squeeze butt (Left)
Rear leg lifts (Right)
Wide squat pulse
Sports Bra & Leggings c/o 2(X)ist
Photos By: Laine Erynn