One-Leg Deadlifts (Source) - Hardcore hamstring and balance work
180 Squat Jumps (Source - Shape.com) - Awesome functional workout and a total booty blaster
Walking Lunges (Source) - A classic for a reason
Clams (Source) - An ideal low-impact exercise to strengthen the gluteus minimus and medius and hip muscles - my friend Heidi (a physical therapist) showed me this exercise when I was recovering from my foot surgery
Plie Squat (Source) - Inner thighs, hips, quads...I love it all!
Of course, I could go on and on, but these ones really hit the absolute top of my list. I love that shaky leg feeling from a solid lower body workout, and these exercises are sure to make that happen! For a full workout, check out one of the tough lower body workouts below:
- Deck of Cards Jello Legs Workout
- Love Your Legs and Booty Workout
- Sure-to-Get-You-Shaky Leg Workout
- Lower Body Supersets
- Lower Body Muscle Groups
And now for today's meals:
6:30 am - Breakfast - Egg sandwich (doesn't that egg look fake?)
Whole wheat toast, fried egg, cheddar cheese, and raspberry jam
10:00 am - Snack - Applesauce and peanut butter
We were out of yogurt (and out of pretty much everything else in the house), so I rolled with it. Not terrible but not something I'll likely try again. I missed the creamy yogurt!
1:00 pm - Lunch - Whole wheat pasta, marinara sauce, and broccoli (leftovers from last night)
Would you believe I DIDN'T have a snack?! I don't know what is wrong with me. Actually, it was likely because there really just isn't anything to eat in the house right now, and I raced home to grade instead of going to the store.
6:30 pm - Dinner - Wahoo's! Terry stopped to pick up dinner because I am knee deep in grading like a madwoman. I had the Bonzai bowl - grilled fish, veggies, and brown rice. Plus a Stella!
8:15 pm - Dessert - Salted caramel brownie square with caramel swirl ice cream
There's a good chance I'll eat another something before bed, because I'm still feeling a bit hungry. Terry was generous enough to go to the store this evening and picked up apples, grapes, and oranges, so at least we have some healthy options around here!
What are your favorite lower body exercises? Do you like working your lower body or do you prefer upper?