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Get Fit Challenge Day 3: Lower Body Strength Training

Posted by on Nov. 20, 2013 at 9:04 AM
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Welcome to Day 3 of the Get Fit Challenge!
Today we are going to continue with strength training this time targeting the lower body.

Your lower body acts as the base of your support as you walk, run, jump etc.
Your largest muscles are located in your lower body and are essential for basic movement.

The benefits of a strong lower body include:

  • Improves bone strength, balance and stamina
  • Decreases the chance of injury to knees and hips
  • Helps to slow the physical weakness that comes with the aging process
  • Improves agility and speed
  • Lean muscle means more fat and calories are being burned

Lower body workouts should include exercises targeting your legs, butt and core.

Here are a few great workout videos you can use to get started:

What type of lower body workout do you do?

How often do you work out your lower body?

Do you include core exercises in your work outs?

Share your favorite lower body exercises or workouts with us and how they have helped you.

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by on Nov. 20, 2013 at 9:04 AM
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RoyalT26
by Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Im in ! will be doing my hip hop abs, "hips buns and thighs" Dvd today! :) 

batjmom
by Sarah on Nov. 20, 2013 at 11:28 AM
I do leg lifts with weight, calf exercise every 3 days. (Elliptical 6 days a week) use an exercise ball for some core exercises
tableof6
by New Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 11:48 AM

squats and lunges mostly for me

eevers55
by Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 11:57 AM

I do squats. My sister challenged me to a month long squat challenge. I do 250 a day. I think I have lower body covered. I need to get back to my upper

NWP
by on Nov. 20, 2013 at 11:58 AM

I'm taking the day off from my Y classes to work...but I'm going to go on a looong bike ride this afternoon to help make up for it.

2girlsandadream
by on Nov. 20, 2013 at 12:02 PM
I normally do squats and lunges for lower body workout. I need to do more core workouts. I'll be looking up some laying down leg excersizes to do today.
amandaleebee
by New Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 12:07 PM
I walk the baby in her stroller , we do walk up a slight hill and down again both aways. We do have a jogging stroller but it's missing the rain cover so it's only used on overcast dry days to protect LO. We are out walking most everyday but not necessarily our walk walk, sometimes it's walking around the mall or one of the supercenters ( Walmart/superstore). Today's an overcast day so we will make sure to take the jogger out today :)
mysticatgal
by Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 12:09 PM
I do squats, lunges and walk on hills for the most part.
supermeof3
by on Nov. 20, 2013 at 12:11 PM

 I love doing side leg lifts on my ball :)

AspensMama1537
by Bronze Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 12:16 PM
Thankfully my lower body is in pretty good shape. Still room for improvement though!
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