- Duration: 10 Minutes
- Calorie Burn: 69-156
- Difficulty: 3/5
- Equipment: Dumbbell
- Training Type: Low Impact, Strength Training, Toning
When I tested this workout out as part of my own routine, I knew I had to share it with you. In just ten short minutes, I was covered in sweat and my legs were even a little bit sore the next day. I love that - that’s awesome!
These are some of my favorite lower body exercises and they are excellent for thigh toning, butt lifting, and making your legs feel strong and capable. The short rest period in between each strength interval also makes this a cardio challenge, which means that this workout is not only effective but also super efficient. Aside from the body shaping, metabolism boosting benefits of strength training, you’re also going to be working your cardiovascular health (who needs an elliptical with workouts like these?!).
I’ve provided the amount of weight that I’m lifting for each exercise, but only for reference - it is in no way a suggestion of what you should be lifting, as you’ll have to check in with your own body’s messages to figure out which weight is right for your own strengths and weaknesses. In this video, for personal reasons, I am actually lifting a little lighter than I normally might. I’m pointing this out to let you know that your own strengths and weaknesses will not only vary from mine, but they’ll also vary from your own, from day to day, week to week, month to month, etc. It’s important to use real time feedback from your body to guide your workouts, instead of some kind of expectation about how strong you “should” be or “were”. Your workouts should be fluid and breathable, adjusting to what you need, when you need it. Following this simple, intuitive advice will help you enjoy your workouts that much more and also help prevent avoidable injuries.
You can make this butt and thigh workout as hard or as difficult as you like by modifying both the range of motion of each exercise, and the amount of weight you’re lifting. Do your best, work hard, and challenge yourself. Turn on some music that makes you want to move, shut out any stress that might be weighing you down (if not just for the length of your workout), and go get your “Workout Complete”!
Make sure you do a warm up so that you can safely get the most out of this home workout - you’re also going to want to cool down and stretch when you’re finished, so I’ve included a couple of quick options below.
Lower Body Strength - Butt and Thigh Workoutâï¿½ï¿½
- 5 Exercises; 2 Rounds
- 40 Seconds On, 20 Off
-Warm Up & Cool Down Not Included
Squats - Kelli is lifting 24 lbs total
Deadlifts - Kelli is lifting 48 lbs total
Reverse Lunges - Kelli is lifting 24 lbs total
Side Squat to Curtsy - Kelli is lifting 24/16 lbs total
Side Lunges - Kelli is lifting 24 lbs total
Did you enjoy this workout? Were you a sweaty mess by the time you were finished?