I’ve put together a great at home leg workout that targets the lower body and the glutes. It takes only about 20 minutes, and you don’t even have to leave your house!
Is there such thing as motivated laziness? Like, I want to workout, but I don’t want to leave the house? If you’re like me, or prefer working out at home, or don’t have a lot of time to travel back and forth to a gym, this workout will be perfect for you. The only thing you need is a mat and a pair of dumbbells or hand weights (optional). I got mine on Amazon, but you can find some for a good price at Walmart too. Oh, and don’t forget your water!
I always like to stretch before I warm-up for any workout to be sure that all of my tight muscles are loosened up a bit and to make sure that everything is working in the correct planes of motion.( I have included some images of my favorite lower body stretches in the “cool down and stretch” section of this post.)
Seated hamstring stretch
Figure 4 Seated Glute Stretch
Dynamic stretches or warm-up exercises are great prior to any workout to get your body ready for the workout that is to come, using similar muscles.
High knees in place
Leg swings side-to-side
You will be performing the indicated number of reps for each exercise and each exercise will be performed back to back with no rest in between. Once you finish the circuit, take a 40 minute rest, grab some water, and repeat. I am using 5lb dumbbells, but each exercise can be modified to be performed with no weights. If you enjoy working out at home, I highly encourage picking up some hand weights.
COOL DOWN STRETCHES
I have included some stretches that I perform before and after the workout to loosen the hips. Hold each stretch in the sequence for 30-45 seconds each. For an even deeper stretch session, repeat the sequence one more time through once completed.
What did you think about this at home leg and butt workout? What other at home lower body workouts to do enjoy?