Workout of the day

Wanna try something new for your leg workout today? Try timed sets instead of reps. Try to change the speed of a repetition.Muscles respond differently depending on the time they are under tension and also how fast they are forced to contract.

Try the workout below to spark a new fire into your leg workout.

Squats: Use a weight 50% lighter than you would usually use. Set up a timer for 5 minutes and squat the bar for 15 seconds on 15 seconds off for the duration of the 5 minutes. Be sure to maintain correct technique during the squat but perform the movement as fast as you can.

Treadmill. Running is am fantastic way to get a total leg workout while challenging your cardio at the same time. Climb onto the treadmill at your normal jogging pace. Increase the speed and incline by 0.5 every 30 seconds until you can no longer maintain the pace at which point reduce the speed and incline by 1.0 until you are at a slow walk.

Bodyweight super sets: Lunges 20 repetitions as fast as you can maintaining excellent technique followed by a narrow stance static squat for 20 seconds. Make sure you squat until the thighs are level with the floor. Repeat 3 to 5 times.

I hope this has given you are few ideas on how to change tempo and reps in your workout. Use all of these exercises or use one or two to spice up your workouts.

For more information or a personalized exercise program email me at http://www.durhamboxingacademy.ca

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