Lower body work: burn it out

The goal is to improve conditioning before I step on stage in a little more than three weeks. The last time I stepped on stage was the NPC Palmetto Classic five weeks ago.

Setting my legs and glutes on fire with lower body conditioningI can’t believe how fast time has gone by. I knew when I stepped off stage at prejudging that I needed to find another show to push my physique to it’s next level. What I was bringing to the stage in April was not the best I could do. It is where I was at and a good way to kick things off, but not what made me happy.

Although I was cramping and dealing with exhaustion at lunch, I told my coach that I needed to do a June show. If she was available, we were going to push my body for the NPC Victory Classic in Charlotte. And that is what we are doing right now. We are three weeks away from the next step.

Lower body push

There are so many different ways that you can work your lower half. I am a huge fan of strength training and straight out cardio. But you can also do lower body conditioning work with something simple as a step and your body weight.

I thought about doing a plyometric workout, but changed my mind when I got to the gym. Here are three different exercises that I did with just my body weight to target glutes and legs. It’s a variation of squats and lunges.

Plyometric workout

I love hate plyometric workouts. They push your body beyond the limit in a relatively short amount of time. They are killer but can make changes like you never thought.

Here are four plyometric exercises to add into your workouts. They will get your heart rate up and torch fat and calories.

What are your favorite ways to torch your lower half?

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