I hope you enjoyed learning more about the purpose and benefits of 108 Sun Salutations. If you missed it you can catch up here. We ended up having a full and VERY sweaty class to welcome in the new season and I just couldn't be more grateful.
Do you know what else I'm so grateful for? Finally feeling strong again in the weight room. I mentioned it a few times on here, but I really struggled the first part of this year with my first fitness love, weight training. Since leaving my full time job to focus on the studio, I've been able to make time for lifting again and I've really been enjoying it. I know my yoga practice would probably enhance if I stopped lifting, but I really love doing both and so that's what I'm going to do.
I've been enjoying training so much that I've even thought of taking on personal training clients again? We'll see. If I do that, it won't be until after summer is over. In the meantime, I'll continue to share some of my workout stuff on here.
Today I have a great leg workout that I've been doing lately. It has two big movements, squats and hip thrusters, plus some accessory movements like cable kickbacks. I've added links to instructional videos for those of you who aren't familiar with the movements. If you've never done these before, I definitely recommend either 1) hiring a trainer to show you proper form or 2) starting off very light until you're comfortable with the movements.
Lower Body Strength Workout
- Narrow Stance Leg Press (3 sets of 12)
- Seated Calf Raises (3 sets of 12)
- Barbell Squats (5 sets of 5 heavy or 3 sets of 12 if you're going light)
- Barbell Hip Thrust (5 sets of 5 heavy or 3 sets of 12 if you're going light)
- Cable kickbacks (3 sets of 10-12 each side)
By the time I get to the cable kickbacks, my legs are shaking so bad I can barely stand. Love that feeling!!! Give this workout a try and let me know what you think!