Eighth Week of Fitmas – Eight Legs a Squatting

Having strong, functional legs is important.

When I remember my legs get me to point A to point B, C, D,well you get the picture, I find myself happily training my legs. I don’t know about you, but I use my legs for almost everything and am really grateful to have two that allow me to run like a rhino, make climbing stairs easy to do, and going from standing and sitting something I don’t really have to think about.

  • Speaking of running like a rhinoceros, how was the running last week?

There are more kinds of squats out there than I know what to do with. Front, Bulgarian, Wall, Split, Jump, Goblet…and those are the ones that I can come up with while halfway through a cup of coffee.

This week, I created a workout that you could do in the gym, at home, on the beach, or in the snow.

Eight legs a squatting.

**Warm up well. Jog for at least 5 minutes and do some dynamic stretching – high knees, butt kicks, and crossovers as you run.***

Superset #1

**Rest one minute between sets**

For the walking lunges, grab dumbbells (or whatever you have at home) and get progressively heavier as the rep count decreases.

Rep Count

Set 1

Set 2

Set 3

Set 4

DB Walking Lunges

*Rep count is per leg

20

15

12

8

Explosive Squat Jumps

60

45

45

60

Jump rope

60 seconds

60 seconds

60 seconds

60 seconds

Superset #2

**Rest one minute between sets**

For split squats, grab dumbbells (or whatever you have at home) and get progressively heavier as the rep count decreases.

Rep Count

Set 1

Set 2

Set 3

Set 4

Bulgarian Split Squats

*Rep count is per leg

15

12

10

6

Wall Squats

60 seconds / failure

60 seconds / failure

60 seconds / failure

60 seconds / failure

Not sure how to do Bulgarian Split Squats?

Check out this video:

Fabulous giveaway!

If you don’t know Miz Fit, well, you need to. She is just plain fabulous.

She has designed a workout skort, sourced a manufacturer, and is selling them with the proceeds going to the Mayan Family Charities. She is not getting rich off her skort, in fact she isn’t making a dime. Rather she is sharing her love and giving hope and possibility to people who previously didn’t have either through something she loves.

How is that not fabulous?

Make sure to enter ASAP as the winner is going to be announced on November 21, which is only a few short days away. Or you can buy your own Miz Fit Skort here.

The Get In Shape Girl’s healthy eating  tip for week eight.

The best thing you can do to help you body burn fat and build muscle is to eat small meals regularly. Click here to find out why!

I want pictures of your fabulous ‘gym’.

Where is your gym? Is it on the beach, in a basement, or in the snow? Grab the PDF of the Eighth Week of Fitmas and Tweet or post pictures on Facebook of you training in your ‘gym’.

There are no rules about where you train, only the ones you make up!

Where are you training legs this week? 

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Comments

  1. Thank you so much for the link love.

  2. That skort is so cute and so MIZ! Great leg workout.

  3. I dont know weather to slap you or thank you….I think I will thank you lol!! Did this last nite and my butt is sore already eeeeek im not gunna be able to walk tomorrow 😀 really enjoyed the challenge havn’t had a bad ass leg workout like that in aaaaaages, thought i may hav needed a bucket there at one stage, 60 explosive squats are HARD OUT – THANK YOU DL x

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