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Snap Workout: Legs & Glutes

2013-07-17 | By: Snap Fitness

The warm-up:

 

Select your favorite cardio machine and get your body loosened and blood flow moving for 5 minutes. The warm-up should increase your heart rate, but it should not leave you feeling fatigued.

 

The workout:

 

Rest 30 seconds to 1 minute between each set

 

Sumo Squat: 2 to 3 sets of 10-15 reps

 

Set the barbell across your back and take a wide stance to perform this type of squat. Point feet outward, farther out than your natural stance. Slowly lower yourself while maintaining a straight posture with your head up. Raise the bar as you exhale and return to the starting position.

 

Lunge Jumps: 3 sets of 12-15 reps

 

Stand with your feet together. Lunge forward with your right foot. Once in your lunge position, jump straight up and switch legs in midair, landing in a lunge position with your left leg forward.  Repeat until you are back with your right leg forward – that is considered 1 rep.

 

One Leg Barbell Squats: 2 to 3 sets of 10-15 reps

 

Place one leg up on a bench or box behind you while standing on the other leg. Hold a barbell across your back then slowly bend until you are in a squat position then straighten your leg until you’re at the top. Finish the reps on one leg, then switch to the other leg.

 

Dumbbell Step Ups: 3 sets of 12-15 reps

 

To perform this, stand behind a bench.  While holding a set of dumbbells, place one leg up on top of the bench, press through your heel to lift onto the bench in a balanced/standing position. Once at the top, lower yourself down in the same way you stepped up – that is considered 1 rep.

 

The cool-down:

 

End your workout with the Core Workout Challenge and finish with some stretching.

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