10 x 10 Climb and Descend Lower Body Workout Challenge

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When you don’t have time to get to the gym for your favorite strength class, this workout will definitely give you the challenge you are missing. This lower-body strength workout, for all fitness levels, is designed to build endurance, while strengthening and toning your entire lower-body. The routine builds on itself with each round, with little to no rest recommended. As each round progresses, start with the first exercise and work through each one until all exercises and reps are completed. Get ready for a CHALLENGE! 

10 x 10 Climb and Descend Lower Body Workout

Equipment Needed: one set of dumbbells of medium weight (8-12 lbs)

If you’re a beginner, feel free to use just your own body weight for the lunges, squats and calf raises at first. Once you feel ready, pick up some dumbbells to up the challenge (and enhance your results!)

What to Do: Repeat this workout 2 times weekly on non-consecutive days for optimal results. We’ve included instructional videos for each exercise below, to ensure that you’re using proper form.

Beginner Level: Complete 1 round. Rest as needed.
Intermediate Level:
Complete 2 rounds. Rest for up to 60 seconds between rounds.
Advanced Level:
Complete 3 rounds. Rest for up to 30 seconds between rounds.

Exercises

Climb
*10 Lunges
*10 Lunges; 10 Squats
*10 Lunges; 10 Squats; 10 Stiff-Legged Dead Lifts
*10 Lunges; 10 Squats; 10 Stiff-Legged Dead Lifts; 10 Calf Raises

Descend
*10 Lunges; 10 Squats; 10 Stiff-Legged Dead Lifts; 10 Calf Raises
*10 Lunges; 10 Squats; 10 Stiff-Legged Dead Lifts
*10 Lunges; 10 Squats
*10 Lunges

Instructional Videos

Lunges

Squats

Stiff-Legged Dead Lifts

Calf Raises

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One Comment on "10 x 10 Climb and Descend Lower Body Workout Challenge"

  1. Robin  March 30, 2014

    What is medium weight to you? What is medium weight to one person might be different to another…

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