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Thigh Pyramid

I’m not really sure what happened, but sadly the writing for this post got lost and replaced with Your Best Butt forward. All my genius is just gone forever. *le sigh*


Anyway, The printable workout is still here and that’s probably what you came here for anyway. Sooooooooooo… enjoy:

Download the printable version here.

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Below is a description of how to do these workout moves. For a full list you can check out my glossary here. You can also find more printable workouts by clicking here.
Squat

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, arms by sides, bend your knees slowly until your upper legs are parallel with the floor and raise arms straight to shoulder level in front of you. Your chest should be slightly forward and your knees should not extend past your toes. Immediately return to standing with arms by side. 


Lunge
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Take a big step forward with your left foot, bend your knees and lower your body until both legs form 90-degree angles. Push off with your left foot and stand back up. Do reps, and then repeat on other leg. 

Toe Touches 
Stretch out your lower back and butt muscles. Stand with feet hip-width distance apart. Stretch up with your hands straight above your head. Bend at the hips touch your right fingers to your left toes and twist so your left arms reaches toward the ceiling. Hold then straight up to standing and switch sides.

Wall Sit
Press your back against a wall. Keep back flat against the wall slide down until knees are bent at a 90-degree angle. Hold.
Jumping Jacks

Starting standing with feet together and arms straight by your sides. Jump up and spread your arms and legs wide as you land. Jump up again to return to center.

It’s All About the . . . Legs

Hello! It’s Workout Wednesday and guess what, I have another free printable workout for your fitness pleasure!

Did you know that leg exercises burn more calories than any other muscle groups? This is because your legs are the largest muscle group in your body, which means it takes more energy to move them.

Another workout sequence to add to the “It’s all about the…” series: legs. These moves are designed to tone and strengthen your upper and lower legs muscles. The secret to exercising your legs is slow, controlled movements. For stronger, leaner legs the goal isn’t to get your heart rate up (see It’s All About the Heart: coming soon!), the goal is to use motion to purposefully fatigue the muscle.

On three non-consecutive days each week, do this workout. All muscle groups need a 48-hr resting period between training. To make the workout more intense, hold weights in hands during lunges or attach ankle weights during any of these moves.

Download the free printable workout.

View my workout terms glossary. Exercises in this workout sequence:

Forward Lunge
Take a big step forward with your left foot, bend your knees and lower your body until both legs form 90-degree angles. Push off with your left foot and stand back up. Do reps, and then repeat on other leg.


Leg Bridge
Lie on back with knees bent. Rest your arms on the floor at should level, with palms facing up. As you lift your hips from the form to form a straight line from shoulders to hips, extend on leg in the air. Hold, then lower foot flat to floor and switch to the opposite leg.
Leg Lift
Lay down on your side, hip on the floor, and prop yourself up on your forearm. Lift your top leg straight up into the air. Lower it back down without touching your bottom leg. Repeat.

Plie Jump

Starting from a wide stance turn your toes to face out. Bend your knees then pressing up from your toes jump straight up. As you land bend your knees again.


Reverse Lunge
Take a big step backward with your left foot, bend your knees and lower your body until both legs form 90-degree angles. Push off with your left foot and stand back up. Do reps, and then repeat on other leg.

Wall Sit
Press your back against a wall. Keep back flat against the wall slide down until knees are bent at a 90-degree angle. Hold.

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