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Get Fit Challenge Day 3: Lower Body Strength Training

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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ablackdolphin
by Bronze Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 2:34 PM

I used to love using machines for lower body at the gym and haven't found a good alternative at home.

ablackdolphin
by Bronze Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 2:34 PM

I really need to get back to yoga!! It's calling my name every corner I turn!

KamsOne
by on Nov. 20, 2013 at 2:36 PM

I really need to work on my core. 

k9l1c5
by on Nov. 20, 2013 at 2:42 PM
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Thank you for the workouts! I try to work out my core more than my lower body. I feel like my lower body is stronger than anything else at the moment so I want to try to even it out.

Roomfor1more
by on Nov. 20, 2013 at 2:50 PM
I do squats, lunges and lifts plus lots of walking.
la_bella_vita
by Bronze Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 2:52 PM

 I do a lot of lower body exercises and I do them every other day.

ETA: Some examples-Squats, lunges, leg lifts, wall sits

shishie
by Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 3:36 PM
I do squats
lillucky8
by Bronze Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 4:28 PM
Ive been doing the elliptical which ive noticed has toned my legs alot, squats, and i do alot of left lifts to keep a lower back injury in check.
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sfmomto3
by Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 4:56 PM

i usually do squats and lunges on the BOSU ball.  That is my 'go to" for lower body.   I usually do core exercises with a stability ball. 

MaskedMomma
by on Nov. 20, 2013 at 4:57 PM
I do a lot on my exercise ball
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