After the success of the first GNC Lean Legs workout, I had to create a sequel, didn’t I? I hope you like it as much as the first one.
If you take a class from me, I can guarantee that you will do some form of squats and push-ups. Not only are these moves found in most CrossFit WOD’s but they also translate to improved running performance when done regularly.
These basic moves simply can’t be beat. But, I’m not going to get a full class doing squats and push-ups all day, am I? So, I mix it up with variations on those movements and more.
GNC LEAN LEGS PART 2
1. Sumo squat with row
2. Split-jack lunges
3. Side lunge with knee tuck
4. Surfer jumps
5. Squats plus tuck jump
As I mention in the video, set your Gymboss Timer for 20 second intervals and 10 second recovery periods for a total of 10 sets. This means 5 minutes total for a full set (a tabata is 4 minutes).
You will perform each move twice, in a row, before moving to the next one. The surfer jumps are deceptively tough.
When I perform grounded movements like squats or power lifting, I prefer the Reebok nano’s, a minimalist shoe. And, as I had mentioned before, the CrossFit board shorts have some “give” allowing for a wide range of movements.
I actually like wearing the CrossFit shirt as a casual piece and did so here, but love it’s lines and fit for a workout.
Have your food choices changed now that the weather is getting cooler? Mine have. Instead of smoothies, I want something warm for breakfast.
Add coconut oil to a pan on medium heat & cook. Top with cinnamon.
I’m trying a new GNC Vitapak: the Women’s Ultra Mega Greens.
The vitapak contain over 2000 IU’s of Vitamin D and I need to get more of this in the fall & winter as I see less of the sun. The pack also contains calcium, an omega complex, green tea and cranberry.
After I finish this round, I will likely use the Women’s Ultra Mega Active Vitapak with the added L-Carnitine and energy enhancer (still the same amount of Vitamin D).
How CrossFit Improved My Running:
I was honored to write a guest post on Greatist discussing a couple of my favorite subjects: How I Used CrossFit to Become a Better Runner. Check it out if you have a chance!
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