Workout Inspiration: Leg Workout

Who’s working out today?

I have a gym class booked for this evening, after a long day at uni – trying out flow yoga for the first time. A good stretch is just what I need right now! πŸ™‚

As I’m slowly getting back into the gym grind after my injury, workouts are taking up more and more of my time – and hence more space on the blog! And as a bonus I no longer need to feel like a fraud when I call myself a fitness blogger, so it’s all good!

I wanted to give you a peak into how I workout, and hope it can give you some ideas for your next workout.

My workout:

  • Warm up: Assault bike
  • Leg extensions with one leg and an elastic band, 3 x 10
    • This is the kind of fun exercises I need to do because of my knee injury.
  • Leg curls with one leg and an elastic band, 3 x 10
    • Wearing socks/with a rag underneath the foot so it can slide along the floor
  • One leg squats, 3 x 10
    • With heels on a weight plate to challenge the quads more. The excentric (lowering) part of the exercise on one leg, then both legs when standing up.
  • Lunges on bosu ball, 3 x 10
    • With the front foot landing on the bosu ball, so there’s a lot of focus on controlling the knee, keeping it aligned with the toes.
  • Side lunges, 3 x 10
    • Focusing on proper knee aligment, sliding the other foot away, then using the inner thigh muscles to slide it back.
  • Body flow class, 1 hour
    • A yoga, tai chi and pilates inspired Les Mills class, and a new favorite of mine. It challenges my flexibility, balance and strength and the teacher is so good.

If you don’t know an exercise, try searching for it on Exrx.net, Bodybuilding.com, YouTube – or you know, Google is usually pretty good at finding stuff on the internet πŸ˜‰

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments, and I’ll get back to you!

What’s a workout you did recently? Let me know in the comments!

Gif that says lots of love, Anne xx

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  1. I will have to try this assault bike, it sounds fun. My workout is a lot more boring than yours – 30ish minutes on the treadmill, then 250 abs exercises, then some weights for arms & shoulders, then collapse in a heap. Repeat for ever and ever, amen.

  2. says: Steff

    I did not realize Body Pump incorporated yoga and Tai Chi, I think I thought it was just weights and stuff! It sounds fun! I am on the third week of a month long challenge to get myself exercising again, it has been gruelling starting from zero again! I also have knee problems so am being extra careful with that. πŸ™‚

    1. says: Anne

      Well, that’s because I was wrong! I meant to write Bodyflow (but I do bodypump class with the weights and stuff too). Seems like we’re on the same journey then – good luck with yours! πŸ™‚

  3. says: Mira

    I actually did a workout this morning and I felt really good afterwards, I think it’s a great way to start the day. I will try the exercises you mentioned, I really need to change my routine to make it more interesting and to keep myself motivated. xx

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    1. says: Anne

      Thanks! I’m trying out all kinds of classes at my gym lately, because I find it more motivating – including flow yoga πŸ˜€

  4. says: jennifer

    Great workout! I ran 4 miles in the morning and then did my core stuff -floor sweepers, planks, etc . . a bunch of arm stuff . . . and then some training for upcoming Spartan . . . monkey bars, running with sandbag, bear crawl, etc

    1. says: Anne

      That’s just around the corner, isn’t it? That must be so exciting! An assault bike is basically a bike, but with ‘handles’ like a crosstrainer so you can get a fullbody workout.

    1. says: Anne

      Thanks Wendy! It’s basically a bike with crosstrainer ‘handles’ so you can work your entire body – it’s often used by crossfitters πŸ™‚

  5. says: Ilka

    You had a great workout Anne – I miss taking great classes – that body pump class sounds great! Love that it incorporates Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates!