My favorite leg day shirt from Tees in the Trap, Monday for leg day I tried a few new exercises and I'm still feeling them today so I thought I'd share. Nothing crazy, in fact they are mostly light weight and high rep moves.
Warm Up: 10 squats followed by 10 jumping squats. Open and closed legged. Repeat 3 times.
3 sets of 20 per leg >>>>
Front kick with the cable machine.
Turn around and do the same for the back of the leg.
Then do the same for the outer thigh.
Medium bar for some front load squats, I always enjoy feeling this in my abs too! It's like double the fun in one move.
The last exercise you should go a bit heavier, challenge yourself. Dead-lifts into a squat, but up on a bench so you can go lower.
The reason weight loss can be so frustrating is because there is no right answer and so many variable can make you want to scream in frustration! How much should you eat? What kind of things should you eat? Should you lift weights or do cardio?
My number one priority when I decide on what to do is - will I enjoy it? I am able to stay dedicated because I actually enjoy exercise and most recently macro counting. I came across a few pictures in my time hop that has me second guessing my workouts a bit.
Lifting weights about 90% of the time now has totally changed my body, my arms, shoulders, abs, back all are much more defined than when I was mostly running. In all honesty I think my legs LOOKED smoother when I was running, I struggle with cellulite as I'm sure most of you do and running really helped to smooth that out FOR ME. It never went away, but it was noticeably better. My legs are stronger now, by far, and I'm a faster runner now, by far, but I think I'm going to experiment with adding in another run day - so 3x a week - for the next 12 weeks and see if I notice a difference.
It's all about experimenting with workouts and numbers until you find something that works, no one can tell you what's going to work for you - just go out and give it a try!