Friday, March 4, 2016

10 Minute Leg Blaster + #LoveDoveFruits

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10 Minute Leg Blaster

Yup, it's FriYAY and I'm talking about fitness. Are you surprised!? Good luck on 16.2 to all my crossfit readers! It's a good one. Today is all about leg blasters and DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut.

When I was younger I always thought my lower body was stronger than my upper. However today, I think the complete opposite. Hello, I have no problem busting out pull-ups and push-ups, but I'm on the struggle bus to back squat 150 lbs. I know, first world problems over here. Aside from working on back squats and front squats, to build up my lower body, I love working in a quick leg blaster a few days a week. It's also a great warm-up for a longer workout.

10 Minute Leg Blaster [Complete 5 rounds of the below moves]

20 Squats
20 Lunges
20 Jumping Lunges
20 Jumping Squats
10 Burpees [Chest to floor and end with a jump]

Quick Tips for the Perfect Squat [How To]

1. Stand with your feet slightly wider than your hips.
2. Your toes should be pointed slightly outward – about 5 to 20 degrees outward.
3. Look straight ahead and pick a spot on the wall in front of you. You’ll want to look at this spot the entire time you squat, not looking down at the floor or up at the ceiling.
5. Now, breathe in, break at your hip and push your butt back. Keep sending your hips backwards as your knees begin to bend [Keeping your spine in a neutral position and weight in the heels of your feet].
8. Squat down until your hip joint is lower than your knees [what we call parallel].
9. Keeping everything tight, breathe out and drive through your heels. Drive your knees out the same way you did on the way down, and squeeze your butt at the top.

Remember: Keep your body and core tight the entire time.

10 Minute Leg Blaster

Ok, now that your heart is pumping and you're feeling the burn let's talk about fuel. I have a secret. I eat chocolate EVERYDAY. Yes, everyday unless I'm doing a 'special 5-week eating plan.' Personally I like to enjoy a small indulgence because it makes me happy.

I'm picky about my chocolate and recently discovered DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut. It's the prefect combo of chocolate and nuts, without it being trail mix. But then I've always been a sucker for chocolate covered almonds.

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After a morning workout and paleo inspired lunch I typically find myself plugging away on the computer in need of a little something. Yesterday I grabbed the bag of DOVE® Dark Chocolate Raspberry & Honey Roasted Almond and a few pieces was all I needed.

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DOVE® Dark Chocolate Cranberries, DOVE® Dark Chocolate Blueberry & Vanilla Cashew
DOVE® Dark Chocolate Raspberry & Honey Roasted Almond

The product is located in a DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut display in Walmart stores [coupon].

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What is something you do or eat everyday?

13 comments:

  1. Nice workout! I'll definitely be trying it. I need to work harder at working out - such a struggle bus.

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  2. Oh man! I know I would feel this the next day!

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    1. It's a real leg burner, but it will hurt so go ;)

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  3. Looks like a great workout! I will have to try those dove treats!

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  4. I'm terrified to try this, but so need to. I'm working on my legs.

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    1. Just push through the burn. Oh, and I'm sorry in advance if you can't walk the next day ;)

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  5. Great leg workout. This would be great for those days I don't have time for the gym and it is leg day. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Those little Dove snacks look like the perfect snack! My legs are in need of some work for shorts season!

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  7. This is a brilliant power workout! I love it. I am also looking for workouts that are less than 15 minutes for my super busy days. =) Thanks for reminding me to do burpees. haha. I always forget. Love your blog!

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    1. Thanks girl. I know we all hate burpees, but I love that they work the whole body! ;)

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  8. Oooo I LOVE a good leg workout! Nothing is better than toned legs and a firm tush! I love this workout AND the fact that you admit to eating chocolate every day. *me too! *me too!!!

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