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Day 2: Lower Body Workout for Strength, Definition, Tone & Shape!

Instructor: Kristine Chaussard
Level: All Levels

Focus :   

Yep, it’s day 2, our lower body workout for strength follows our upper body strength training day in our Strength Training for Fat Loss program. Looking to lose fat or not, I think we are all looking to get stronger or maintain our strength and today is about that. This program adds dumbbells, combining weight training with resistance training for maximum benefits and results. This will significantly help us build that lean muscle tone and see more definition in our bodies. Today you’ll be working your whole lower half, meaning: booty, glutes, hips, thighs, quads, hamstrings, calves, ankles; and your balance and abs at the end.

If you do not have weights or are new to weight training, then follow today’s workout without the addition of the weights and when you feel comfortable slowly add them in. The reason why I am using them is that they are significantly effective for burning fat, increasing muscle tone and definition, and leveling up one’s fitness, cardio as much as strength. This is the main interest with weights.

However, I know some when hearing weight training immediately become concerned about bulking up. You will not and can not bulk with this workout or this program. This will transform your tissue into lean muscle, long, lean muscle. No bulk. So get excited to see change and feel stronger!

Equipment Needed :     

Reformer, 1 lighter set of dumbbells/hand weights, 1 heavier set of dumbbells, 1 medium resistance booty band, and randomly ankle weights if you have them! Pull them out of that closet, bringing back the 80’s 😁! The Reformer box is entirely optional today, I’ll use it for help with balance, you could use anything.

Class Level :     

ALL levels. For those exercises you find above your level, modify. When something is extra difficult I’ll give you options of modifications. For those of you who are advanced, up your weight and listen to my spring tension suggestions for how to make it harder. Above all, listen to your body, know your limits, never go too hard too fast, modify where you need to and give your body the stepping stones it needs. You WILL see progression if you do this!

The Course of this Class :   

We start with classical footwork, and here’s where the ankle weights come in! If you have them add them on, this makes footwork extra interesting! If you don’t have them (more likely I know), you can, if you desire, hold your heavier set of dumbbells at the top of your thighs, this will be the closest to feeling that extra weight apart from having them strapped around your legs. Then, lots of classics, no surprises. Glutes bridges; lunges; lateral slides; glute kick backs; side lying leg kicks; and finally, we’ll finish with some core strengthening ab exercises.

If you are still up for more today, do pace yourself as the days will stack, check out the suggested workouts below OR do a second turn of today’s lower body workout for strength, that’s my suggestion! And then comment below how you are feeling! 👇🏼

Goals :     

Leaner, longer legs, trim and toned thighs, sculpted and lifted booty. Healthy hips. Healthy gate and glide. Balanced musculature throughout the entire body. Better balance. Improved posture. Stronger core. Better coordination. Mind body connection. Fat burn and better muscle definition. Alternating daily focus for a full body workout at the week’s end. See actual progressions in your body. Reach your goals whether to improve strength, burn fat, or better posture. Have fun 😉!

Next up : 

HIIT workout.

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More Lower Body Reformer classes you may like :   

Lower Body Lunge Party, Reformer Weighted Workout, Total Body Moves with Creative Variations Marrying Dowel & Reformer, The Runners Workout 1, Live Replay, Balanced Body & Booty – Athletic Chair Workout, Booyah Booty & Balance “Reformer Every Day” THURSDAY,

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