Ask Misty by Misty Green
I’ve been looking for a way to challenge myself with my leg work out as well as my cardio. I find that I not only get into a rut but need something to basically kick me into high gear and also to help me with time constraint issues. I enjoy the plyometric workouts you’ve shared. Is there anything you have up your sleeve that combines legs and plyometrics?
It seems that there are quite a few of you that want to change things up but also want to challenge yourselves. I’ve been picking my brain on similar emails as the one above to provide to all of you something unique. I had spent some time with a very good friend of mine recently and came across some interesting ideas. So, the following is what I came up with to incorporate what most of you seem to be looking for! As always, feel free to email me with your feedback on the workout or any additional suggestions!
Lower Body Circuit Training:
Start with 10 min on treadmill (5 min warming up; next 5min at the highest incline at about 3.5 speed)
Dumbbell Walking Lunges (50 reps; choose challenging weight for you)
Bench Jumps (50 reps each leg)
Treadmill (5min highest incline; 3.5 speed)
Burpees (20 reps; refer to issue #11 for technique)
Straight leg dumbbell lift / dumbbell Romanian dead lift (50 reps; choose challenging weight for you)
Fast Feet Box Drill (1min; refer to issue #11 for technique)
Box Step w/Knee Drive (2min; issue #11 for technique)
Box Tuck Jumps (20 reps; issue #11 for technique)
REPEAT for a total of 3 times
Cool down 15 minutes when finished!
This is a fairly intense workout so take your time and don’t get frustrated if you find you can only go through it once of twice the first few times. Pace yourself and enjoy the challenge!
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