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Day 2: Ankle Weight Exercises for Glutes & Thighs, bring back the 80s!

Instructor: Kristine Chaussard
Level: All Levels
Focus :   

It’s day 2, I’m pulling my ankle weights out of the dark closet to show you some ankle weight exercises for glutes and thighs BUT you’re gonna still rock and roll with me ankle weights OR NOT! Because this is Day 2, our lower body day, of our Strength Training for Fat Loss program, following our arms strength training day yesterday. Today is all about leaning, sculpting and trimming those legs, thighs, quads, hamstrings, and glutes. You can do this workout bodyweight only, but the addition of the resistance bands and weights will increase your lean muscle gain, and encourage fat loss, so it just all depends on your goals.

Use whatever you have at home, weights or water bottles. Remember the addition of weight is the success of this program for effectively increasing muscle tone and definition, burning fat, and leveling up one’s fitness.

Don’t worry, weights here won’t add bulk, more like longer, leaner muscle tone. Think trim and toned.

Equipment Needed :     

Your mat, a set of ankle weights OR 1 heavier set of dumbbells that you will carry in your hands during most exercises, and 1 medium resistance booty band.

Class Level :     

ALL levels. To increase the difficulty, add weight and reps, but keep your movements slow and controlled. Also, consider going for a 2nd round!

To decrease the difficulty, do bodyweight only. But, do try to use the resistance band, this will help you step up incrementally.

The Course of this Class :   

Today’s exercises for glutes and thighs using ankle weights, or holding weights, is part Barre exercises and part Pilates Mat work. If you ever wondered what to do with those ankle weights here are exercises for those glutes and thighs with them! Get ready for a nice combo between standing work and lying on your mat. It’s a fluid flow and will work you all around. You’ll work laterals as much as front and back. We won’t leave the abs out, so be ready for some core exercises at the end of class today.

If you are still up for more today, consider doing a full body workout as if you do more lower body it might get a little out of balance in the following days. See you tomorrow! Comment below how you liked class! 👇🏼

Goals :     

Lean, long, strong legs. Sculpted and lifted booty. Healthy hips with a healthy stride. Balance out the musculature in the entire body. Improved balance, coordination and posture. Strengthen the core. Burn fat by way of building more lean muscle tissue. Alternate daily workouts for a full body workout at the end of the week. See your progressions and realize your goals whether to increase strength, burn fat, or improve posture. Enjoy moving today 😉!

Next up : 

HIIT workout.

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