Lower Body Workout for Women
For the most part, I’ve found during training most female clients they want to work out their lower body and tone their butt, thighs and calves – but they’re not always sure of the best way to do it.
The best lower body approach really depends on your goals. If all you’re trying to do is tone up and burn fat, then your lower body workout doesn’t need to be quite as intense. In fact, in this scenario, high intensity cardio workouts like the stair climber can also be really helpful.
If you want to build lean muscle, on the other hand, then you need to get a little more serious about things. And the benefits of more lean muscle mass should not be underestimated.
First, lean muscle mass improves your body’s ability to burn fat, even when at rest. Your resting metabolic rate is dependent on your body’s percentage of muscle. So the more lean muscle you have, the more calories and fat you’ll burn even when you’re sitting on the couch! This is why many workout plans have abandoned traditional cardio exercise – it doesn’t have the same long term impact on your body.
Second, lean muscle mass makes your body look tighter and more toned regardless of whether you actually lose any weight or fat. If you want to firm up your butt or get stronger looking thighs without the flab, resistance training for your lower body is the way to do it.
And the results extend beyond your legs. In order to tone your entire body effectively, you have to exercise your entire body. A good lower body workout will also help tone up your waistline and improve your overall strength and flexibility. Remember, your lower body is your foundation – and a stronger lower body means a stronger upper body!
Lower Body Workout for Women
I’ve developed a lower body workout specifically for women. Here’s what you need to do according to your own workout and fitness goals:
Burn Fat: 3 sets of 12-15 repetitions per set
Tighten & Tone: 3 sets of 10-12 repetitions per set
Build Muscle & Strength: 4 sets of 8-10 repetitions per set
And here are the exercises. Apply the appropriate sets and reps and aim for doing this workout twice a week.
- 5-10 minute Warm Up on Treadmill
- Dumbbell Deadlift (view exercise) – For a challenge, try using a barbell (view exercise)
- Dumbbell Squats (view exercise) – For a challenge, try them on a bosu ball (view exercise)
- Lateral Lunge with Dumbbells (view exercise)
- Seated Leg Curls (view exercise)
- Stability Ball Butt Kicks (view exercise)
- Hip Extension (view exercise)
- Stability Ball Wall Squats (view exercise)
- Walking Lunges (view exercise)
- 5 minute Cool Down & Stretching
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