Hola friends! How’s it going? My Thursday is off to a good start. I just finished teaching my back-to-back cycling classes at BEYOND Pedaling. I have to teach one more class this evening, but until then I’m blogging and working at my fitness studio.
In honor of “Throwback Thursday” I decided to share 5 of my favorite thigh workouts from the blog. I designed these exercise routines over past 3 years and they each take a different approach to toning and strengthening the thighs. Some use hand weights, some are body-weight only and others incorporate more endurance training. Whatever your preference, I’ve got something for you. But one thing is for sure, each workout is gritty and will give your thighs a good burn!
Each workout has instructions and photos to guide you through the moves. If you have any questions, just post a comment below or shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy! xoxo, Brit
Body weight leg workout with endurance segments. Feel the burn! (30 minutes)
Get ready to step and lunge your way to sexy sculpted thighs. (20 minutes)
Fun, efficient thigh workout that includes cardio intervals to get you sweating! (10 minutes)
Hardcore thigh workout with lots of reps to build strong, lean quads and hamstrings. (30 minutes)
Home workout requiring no weights. Fire up your legs without leaving your living room! (30-40 minutes)
Happy Throw Back Thursday! Here’s and oldie but a goodie workout from the Grit by Brit archives. Lots of yummy recipes, new workouts and words of inspiration coming at you this weekend. Stay tuned! xoxo, Brit
Image: Good luck on the 1,000 Squats Challenge – you got this!
In my PiYo class every Saturday, we always have a lower body section of the class where we bust out about 60-70 squats. This is one of the most challenging parts of the class because the continuous squating motion causes serious muscle fatigue. When I look out at my class I see everyone’s face cringing (they are clearly feeling the burn) and then I give myself a little pat on the back – hehe. Ultimately, squats are the best leg exercise because they engage every leg muscle when done properly. You effectively activate your glutes, hamstrings and quads when performing a squat – talk about an efficient exercise.
That said, I wanted to spread some squat love by creating a 1,000 squat challenge. Each day, you can expect to burn 100 – 150 calories by the doing the reps listed in the Squat Challenge. Let’s take the challenge head on and see our legs become stronger, firmer and sexier. For more intensity, feel free to complete the challenge holding dumbbells in each hand. Share your progress in the comments section below – good luck! xoxo, Brit
In the spirit of it being Sunday afternoon, I want to share some good old fashion inspiration. It goes like this “Always be joyful. Always keep praying. No matter what happens, always be thankful.” (1 Thes. 5:18-16) This is easier said than done, but the truth of the matter is that complaining or having a victim mentality will do us no good in life. Life is hard. It always will be. We know this. HOWEVER, when we learn to always be thankful we make ourselves STRONG enough to endure and thrive under the most trying circumstances. This week, I challenge you to practice being joyful. At the end of each day, think about 5 things that happened in your day that you are grateful for. It’s amazing how practicing gratitude can totally uplift our outlook on life, energize us and give us more #GRIT.
With that in mind, here’s a new leg workout video that I made last week. It’s HARD but guess what, you CAN do it! Be thankful for a healthy body that’s able to workout and know that complaining won’t burn calories 🙂 Make it an awesome week. Lots of luv, Brit