I’ve mentioned before breaking down my leg workouts. Legs are a huge muscle and respond really well to compound movements like squats. The squat involves
both ankles, knees, and hips. And it puts major training stress on the quads, hamstrings, glutes, back and core, and a host of small, stabilizing muscles. Even though it’s a single strength training exercise, it works many parts of the body. Get the most out of 30-minutes by starting with a squat.
This morning I focused on the Hammies by following squats with stiff leg deadlifts on the Smith machine. Including a video for form, with great form you are getting a great glute and hamstring focus. I also stand on a block to raise myself and add some extra resistance from gravity.
Not to neglect the benefit of addressing glutes simultaneously with hamstrings, I avoided the leg curl machine. After all, hamstrings are built to work with your glutes to create movement. I finished my rear view workout with leg curls on a suspension trainer
3 sets until failure.
All exercises were completed in 3 sets of 10-12 reps or until failure with bodyweight.
Get the most out of your 30-minutes and go strong mama’s!