The Really, Really Good Leg Workout - Ep26 - Brides Made Fit Video

So, after showing you The Really, Really Good Arm Workout two months ago, I figured that you'd want to administer the same amount of awesome-ness to other muscle groups, right? So, I'm making it a series and continuing with this week's podcast dev...
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Hello and welcome to the Brides Made Fit Podcast. I am your host Jennifer DiDonato and this is episode number 26. Thanks so much for joining us. Brides Made Fit is Metro Detroit's only in-home personal training series for brides-to-be but the Brides Made Fit podcast is everyone's source for health and fitness information and entertainment. So you don't have to be a bride to watch your show. In fact everyone should watch our show because it's awesome, so tell your friends. So like I said this is episode 26 and this is going to be called the really, really good leg workout and I am sure it may ring a bell, sound a little bit familiar because we did do a really, really good arm workout a few podcasts ago, you can check it out along the side of the blog, it's on bridemadefitblog.com or obviously just Google it and find in YouTube and everything else. But that was a really popular among all of other video, but it was popular too the really, really good arm workout because a lot of people just liked it. They clicked on it, they did it, it kicked their butt, that's what I like, that's what I like to do. So we decided, you know what, I want to do a series so this can be the really, really good leg workout then we are going to kind of branch off and do other muscle group like the abs, chest, back all the good stuff. So we will have a lot of really, really good thing for you. So let's get started. I am going start first with a movement that you can do. If you are a beginner, you don't have to use any weights. This is called the Plie Squat to Calf Raise. So I am just going to grab my dumbbell right here, so I just want to make sure, make it on the shot, Chris if you want to kind of bring the camera back a little bit. I am going to grab a weight. Now I like I said for beginners, you don't have to use a weight but we are kind of - I am first just going to demonstrate it with the weight and actually we are going to pop-up some notes along this side as we are doing this. So first I want to stand -- typically with the squat I have been showing you recently, the legs are typically shoulder-width apart but on the plie squat, they are going to be a little bit wider than shoulder-width apart. I want your toes instead of facing forward they are going to face at about a 45 degree angle, kind of like in the corners of the room. I want your chest up, I want you to squat down, keep the chest up and stand up, calf raise, go right on your toes, bring it back down and down, exhale, exhale on the down, push through those heels, squeeze the butt as you are standing up. So down get the chest up, squeeze the butt, up and down and I want, you can do 15 to 20 of these and like I said if you are a beginner or you just don't have any weights in your house that's totally cool because you don't have to use weight. This is an awesome body weight movement in itself. So you are working your calves, you are working your gluts, which is your butt, you are working the legs and you are getting all around, sexy leg workout, you can make those calves look nice and hot and also from the butt and give you some of those lines of definition in the thighs, a lot of women want but also keep up the cardio and nutrition too. So this weight I use is about 30 pounds -- my arm is asleep a little bit but it helps because the more weight you are putting on there, it's obviously more challenging on the butt and the calf. So moving on, the next move that I am going to show you it is going to be two movements, a reverse lunge to a squat. Again you don't have to use any weight for this one, you can do it without because it's going to be challenging but I am just going to pick up this 15 pounds barbell right here and we are going to go and pop up some notes too. Let me show you the front view and also the side view as well. So once you stand with your feet together, okay chest up, once you do reverse lunge now remember what the reverse lunge is or with any lunge or a squat for that

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