Happy Monday, friends! I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend! We had zero plans and it was pretty damn great.
I’ve been sharing more of my fitness routine on here because I always get a lot of questions about what I do to stay in shape and how I was able to drop the baby weight. My answer is always the same: Hard work and a whole lot of sweat. But, I know that some of you want specifics, so I’ve decided to start sharing more, starting today with my favorite leg exercises.
First, let’s start with these denim cut-offs that are ON SALE! I talked about these incessantly on my Instagram Stories, so if you’re sick of hearing about them, I’m sorry. Except I’m totally not because they’re damn good. The rise is on the higher side and they cover the booty. They are 100% cotton, so if you’re in between sizes, I would size up.
My Free People sweater is almost sold out everywhere, but I found it in stock in most sizes and ON SALE. You guys. It’s some sort of gift. I’ve been vocal about my Free People sweater misses lately. Every time I’ve ordered one, it looks SO cute on the model or blogger and then I try it on and I just look…homeless. This one is different. It’s slouchy, but not supremely oversized. It’s CUUUUUTE.
Do you guys have these espadrilles yet? I promise you, I don’t have long legs – I’m all torso. But, these wedges help elongate my legs, so of course their my best friends.
OK, enough with the fashion. Scroll on down for my favorite leg exercises!
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My absolute favorite leg exercise is the DEADLIFT.
Honestly, I’m not convinced the deadlift is the BEST leg exercise, but it’s my favorite because I just love how it feels. (Did that sound creepy?) There’s just something about stretching the back of my legs that feels SO good.
I choose to use 5-8 pounds with my deadlift. It’s super important that you hinge at the hips and keep your back straight.
Another favorite is the SQUAT.
Love ’em or hate ’em, these babies do the trick. Again, if I use weights, I’ll never use more than 8 pounds. I love staying in a sumo squat and then do alternating heel lifts. The burn, baby. Ooooh, the burn.
Next up? LUNGES.
Give me a good walking lunge, curtsy lunge, lateral lunge or weighted lunges, I’m all about some lunges. I make sure to do them slow and focus on form and engaging all the right muscles.
I swear, not much gets my legs stronger than doing yoga consistently. Whether it’s a Warrior II, a deep Forward Fold or the good ol’ Down Dog, yoga is damn good for the legs. One of my favorite yoga practices for legs is this Energizing Morning Sequence by Yoga With Adriene.
Don’t be afraid of hills on the treadmill. You don’t need to stay there long, but hit that incline button and run your booty off. I promise, your cut-offs will thank you.
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