Summer Weights Workouts Part 1

I mentioned previously that since the marathon, I’ve taken a break from running and have concentrated on strength training.  Today I wanted to share one of my favorite glute/leg workouts that I’ve done this summer.

I LOVE training my legs and glutes.  Granted, one of the reasons is that I can eat more on leg day ( 😉 ) but I also love the way that my lower body responds to weight training.  For this workout, I combined eight of my favorite lower body exercises.  I do the exercises in groups of two and rest for about 30 seconds after the second exercise.  If I find that I need a little longer rest, I take it!  I repeat the group of two exercises twice so that I do each exercise a total of 3 times.  I hope you like the workout!  If you have any questions or if you try the workout, please comment and let me know!

Building a Beautiful Booty Workout

Pairing #1

Dumbbell rear lunges (10 on each leg)

Hip thrusts using the leg extension machine (12-15)

(Complete one set of dumbbell lunges and move straight to one set of hip thrusts without resting.  After completing the hip thrusts, rest for 30 – 60 seconds.  Repeat entire combination for a total for 3 rounds).

Pairing #2

Glute press down using assisted pull-up machine (12-15)

Kettlebell goblet squat (12-15)

Pairing #3

Leg press (feet near the top of the foot plate) (12-15)

Abductors with exercise band (12-15)

Pairing #4

Dumbbell step-up with an optional kickback on each step (contract glute while lifting your leg toward the back) (15 on each side)

Reverse hyperextension on exercise ball (15-20)

Note: The views I express should not be taken as medical advice.  The workouts I share may not be right for you.  Please speak with a medical professional before making any changes to your current routine.

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2 Responses to Summer Weights Workouts Part 1

  1. Taking a break after a race sometimes is just so well needed and the best way to get back into it again later:)
    My booty definitely needs some work, I should try this:) Thanks!!!

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