Best Body Workout – 2012 – Week 48 – Day 2

woman leg extension exhaust Best Body Workout – 2012 – Week 48 – Day 2

Today’s workout is a real S.O.B…. comprising of a bunch of timed HIRT supersets with short rest periods.

I’m asking your muscles to be explosive over and over and over without giving them much rest. It’s a wicked calorie burner that pushes your anaerobic energy systems very hard and helps make you a faster athlete…even if you don’t consider yourself an athlete.

WORKOUT WARM-UP

Circles – Starting with the ankles and moving all the way up to your neck, gently make circles with all of your joints – 10 revolutions each joint in each direction

Dead Bug – Push your lower back into the floor and articulate your arms & legs as in the video. 1 set of as many reps as possible with your lower back pushed into the floor. When your back starts to arch…STOP

1 Arm Swing Snatch – 25 reps per arm  – Dumbbell or kettlebell – choose a light weight – the goal is to warm-up

THE WORKOUT

Superset #1  – 1 Leg Leg Presses

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  • 5 Minutes – Set your timer
  • 5 reps per leg, alternating left, right, left, right…
  • Choose a weight, you could perform 15 – 20 reps with
  • While keeping proper form, perform this lift explosively
  • Minimize rest between sets
  • video
  • After 5 minutes, wipe off the leg press machine and move onto Superset #2

Note – if you don’t have access to a leg press, substitute 1 leg squats

Superset #2 – 1 Leg Hip Thrustsbodyweight, barbell or Smith Machine

single leg hip thrust Best Body Workout – 2012 – Week 48 – Day 2

  • 5 Minutes – Set your timer
  • 5 reps per leg, alternating left, right, left, right…
  • Choose a weight, you could perform 15 – 20 reps with
  • While keeping proper form, perform this lift explosively
  • Minimize rest between sets
  • video
  • After 5 minutes, get your ass off the floor and move onto Superset #3

Superset #3 – Bulgarian Split Squat – bodyweight, dumbbell, kettlbell or barbell

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  • 5 Minutes – Set your timer
  • 5 reps per leg, alternating left, right, left, right…
  • Choose a weight, you could perform 15 – 20 reps with
  • While keeping proper form, perform this lift explosively
  • Minimize rest between sets
  • video
  • After 5 minutes, stagger over to…

Superset #4 – Single Leg Leg Curl – machine, band

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  • 5 Minutes – Set your timer
  • 5 reps per leg, alternating left, right, left, right…
  • Choose a weight, you could perform 15 – 20 reps with
  • While keeping proper form, perform this lift explosively
  • Minimize rest between sets
  • video
  • After 5 minutes, wipe off the bench and move onto Superset #5

Superset #5 – 1 Leg Leg Extension - machine, band

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  • 5 Minutes – Set your timer
  • 5 reps per leg, alternating left, right, left, right…
  • Choose a weight, you could perform 15 – 20 reps with
  • While keeping proper form, perform this lift explosively
  • Minimize rest between sets
  • video
  • After 5 minutes, wipe off the bench and move onto Superset #6

Superset #6 – Single Leg Stability Ball Leg Curl  - machine, band

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  • 5 Minutes – Set your timer
  • 5 reps per leg, alternating left, right, left, right…
  • Choose a weight, you could perform 15 – 20 reps with
  • While keeping proper form, perform this lift explosively
  • Minimize rest between sets
  • There is a good chance you will need to put the non-working leg on the floor with this exercise. At this point, your core may be fatiguing thanks to your tired legs…end result: your lower back takes the brunt. And we don’t want that…so drop the non-working leg to the floor and finish off the 5 min. No point in hurting your back
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Alright, that’s it…you’re done for the day. Go flop onto a mat and stretch out those leg muscles.

Notes 

  • If you find that you can’t complete 5 reps on any of the sets, I would rather you drop the reps and keep good form, than get sloppy.
  • Try to keep rest periods as short as possible – it’s key to the fat-burning effect
Doug Robb is a personal trainer, a fitness blogger and author, a competitive athlete, a social media nerd and a student of nutrition and exercise science. Since 2008, Doug has brought his real-world experience online via his health & fitness blog, Health Habits.

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