Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Workout Wednesday

Hello Friends! Here are a couple of things you could do during the week to improve your fitness :)

25 jump squats. Rest for 1 minute. Do 25 more.
Try to keep your back straight like you are in a chair and make sure your knees are not way over your toes.

After that, do the leg workout from 2:05-2:25 of this video. If you don’t have ankle weights its okay. I like to do 30-35 of these for each leg. 

Working Those Pins
As well as doing high-intensity cardio, including kickboxing and running, at least three times a week, Carrie Underwood does a series of strength-training exercises – like jump squats and lunges to keep her pins in peak physique. She also strengthens her core with torso twists and stability ball exercises. “My favourite thing is cardio,” says Carrie. “It helps the pounds melt off and it gives me so much more energy. Now when I’m performing and running around the stage, it’s no big deal, whereas before I was gasping for breath. Working out has really paid off on stage.”

 Try Carrie’s Signature Leg Workout

1. Back Lunges with a Bicep Curl

From a standing position, step one leg backwards into a deep lunge, then come back into a standing position, while also doing a bicep curl with free weights. Do 15 for each leg for two or three sets.
2. Front Lunges with a Torso Twist
Holding a medicine ball in front on you, step forward into a front lunge, then twist sideways in the direction of the lunge (if you lunge with your right leg, twist towards the right). Do 15 for each leg for two or three sets.
3. Jump Squats
From the squat position, jump into the air as high as you can, landing back into the squat position. Repeat for 20 to 25 reps.

Have fun!


1 comment:

Jenna Grace said...

Thanks for following my blog! Just discovered yours. Looks like a great workout... and who wouldn't want Carrie legs? Must try!

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