How To: Tuesday – Legs

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Let’s keep building strong legs! Here’s how to do our Tuesday exercises.

Lunge Squats: Jan Peischel was a huge help to me in coming up with this month’s challenge exercises. Thank you Jan! 🙂

Jan sent over this video of her doing the lunge squats which is one of her favorite powerhouse leg moves. Watch her show us how it’s done!


Plank Donkey Kicks: This move is just a variation of the donkey kicks we did in September. Basically the only difference is the bottom leg that’s on the floor is extended out straight like a plank position. You can do these from your forearms or you can use extended arms like a high plank.


Booty Boxes: Want stronger more stable glutes? Here’s another great one for that booty!

Start on all fours. Your hands should be flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart. Shoulders should be over your wrists, and your knees should be at 90-degree angles. Keeping your back flat, point your right leg pointed directly behind you. Then lift your leg 4 inches higher, keeping your hips angled down. Trace a box with your big toe clockwise for 10 – 15 reps. Switch legs and repeat the exercise.

Click here and scroll to exercise #4 to see the booty box in action.

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Split Squat: A lunge and a split squat may look similar, but in reality they are very different moves. Watch how she keeps her legs closer together in this video. The split squat or “staggered squat” our glutes, hamstrings and quads on the front leg. Make sure to  do both legs.