Today we are focusing down on the best exercise that I have ever come across for tightening up the butt and toning up your legs and thighs. It’s so great that I keep going back to it over and over again. Of course I am talking to you about the one leg squat. Today we are doing a variation of this exercise that I explain in the video below. Don’t worry, there is a modification for beginners as well. This challenge can be done all at once (if you are crazy) or you can spread it out over the course of the whole day. I think spreading it out makes the most amount of sense, but how you do it is totally up to you.
I feel like we made some really steady progress this week. I can feel the momentum building, and all of this extra skipping that we have started to do together represents an extra boost of effort that will build on itself as we keep moving forward. Getting that forward direction going is so important, and I really feel like we are building up to something amazing. It feels really good which is it’s own reward in a lot of ways. Freddy and I are finding that these workouts can be like these “mind and thought filters” – when you are pushing your body at max effort and you are in that zone of wellness, everything else just sort of melts away. I tend to leave these workouts feeling refreshed emotionally and in higher spirits. Does anyone else experience anything like this? It’s funny but it seems like the more you make fitness a part of your life, the more you realize how it goes so much more beyond the physical. I read once that some people pray when they workout, some people meditate their way through or repeat positive affirmations to themselves. Some people enjoy turning off the minds constant chatter by focusing on giving everything they have to pushing themselves hard. There are so many positives that go beyond the physical aspect of exercising :)
Enjoy the challenge!
Zuzana & Freddy
- One Leg Half Squats30 sets on each leg
- + 20 minutes ofInterval Skipping
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Instructions for Interval Skipping:
Set your Interval Timer for 40 rounds of two intervals. The first interval is 10 seconds and the second interval is 20 seconds. You will be skipping during each 20 second interval and have 10 seconds rest in between. Try to change the styles of skipping as much as you can. I Think I have about 8 different styles that I keep changing up during my Skipping sessions which makes it more dynamic and less boring :)