August: “How To” Legs

Screen Shot 2016-07-31 at 10.49.26 AMOur leg workout this month is running drills plus squats from the bonus. You know how to do these drills…but watch these how to videos as a reminder of good form.

Frogger: The video below shows how to do Frogger Abs… but we really want to focus on the inner leg part so you can just do the legs…or you can go the extra mile and add the abs as well. Up to you.

Butt Kicks: Butt Kicks stretch your quad and hamstring muscles while giving you a cardio workout!

High Knees: This exercise combines knee lifts with the typical running motion. It’s one of the most effective moves for improving your running form as well as your speed, flexibility, and balance. The high knees run also increases your heart rate and burns calories, making it ideal for those looking to shed fat. It’s the perfect exercise for a challenging cardio workout that will get your heart rate going. The main muscles involved are the quads, calves, and glutes. This move engages your abs too, and can help you get rid of love handles.

Side Lying Leg Lifts: With or without weights this is a great exercises for our legs and glutes!

Single Leg Directional Hops: This is a great move to strengthen our ankles and avoiding sprains on the road or the trail. This movement skill establishes a foundation for healthy and successful long-term athletic development and is an excellent exercise for improving running, jumping, landing and change of direction.

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