Monday, 17 December 2012


Whether you're traveling this holiday season and leaving your usual exercise regime behind, or you've worked so hard at the gym in the past few months that you don't want to fall off the bandwagon in between bites of chocolate truffles and eggnog turkey and stuffing...or you're just looking for some new moves to help get you beach-ready for your annual winter vacation, I wanted to share some of my favourite lower body exercises to keep you in top shape this season. These moves are great for taking on the road, or for anytime you may find yourself without a workout class or fitness equipment.

As you may know, I'm a forever-fan of squats and lunges, but keep in mind that there are a number of different variations for both of these exercises (not to mention tons of other lower body moves that are probably as equally effective). Whether you're working towards strengthening your leg and glute muscles or just looking for a little extra toning, here are eight moves that I highly recommend:

Side Lying Leg Raises

Sliding Side Lunges

Try This: Depending on the exercise, you can also pick up your pace to increase your workout intensity (for example, jump squats and sliding side lunges). 

Without the use of weights/resistance, I recommend completing enough repetitions of the given exercise/s to the point at which you exhaust the muscle.

If you do have access to dumbbells, add weight to any of these exercises to make it more challenging!

For more, check out my Lower Body Blast 500 workout.

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DISCLAIMER: I am not a nutritionist, physician, or any kind of health professional. Everything that you find on my blog is based on my own knowledge and opinion. If you require specific health and fitness advice, please seek a qualified health professional.

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