Give your training routine a boost!
Taking the leap to begin a workout program for the first time can be difficult. As scary as it might be at first, eventually you will get comfortable with your routine. After a while though, you will need to make some changes if you want to keep progressing. This is where our slim legs workout challenge comes in! This challenge is an excellent way to kick your body back into gear, and potentially learn some new exercises along the way.
Why is it Important to Switch Up Your Routine?
Consistency is very important for beginners. It will allow you to build a basic level of balance, strength, endurance, and speed. A general rule of thumb is to follow your beginner fitness program for a minimum of three months. That said, your body will eventually adapt to the stresses that you’ve placed upon it. When this happens, your progress can stall out.
Changing up your routine with a challenge such as this is the perfect way to shock your system and recruit some muscles that otherwise go unused. In addition to targeting new muscles, the exercises involved in these workouts may also work muscles you’ve been using, but in a different way. Lastly, changing up your routine will keep you from getting bored and complacent, and add some pep back in your step! Together, these small changes can have a huge, positive, lasting impact on your fitness goals!
TRAINER TIP: Any time you feel like an exercise has gotten too easy, feel free to play around with the number of reps and sets you perform, adjust the duration of an exercise or routine, or even increase the intensity by adding or upping resistance!
Eat to Support Your Training
The goal of this challenge is to help you tone-up and slim down. Exercise is one of the best ways to burn excess calories and boost your metabolism. But did you know that diet plays just as much, if not a larger role in weight loss? There’s no better way to reach your fitness goals than by combining an effective workout program with a nutritious diet.
We have plenty of healthy recipes to choose from that will support your training, but we also offer a bunch of different meal plans that you can follow. You might want to consider taking part in one of the options below, while you participate in this 7-day slim legs workout challenge:
7-Day Slim Legs Workout Challenge
There are seven workouts included in this week-long challenge, each of which will vary in duration and intensity. Halfway through the week, on day four, you will get a rest and recovery day that includes a short, lower-body-focused yoga routine.
Follow the link to each workout and follow the instructions included within the link. Some of the workouts assign a number of reps and sets depending on fitness level. Simply perform the one that is most appropriate for you!
For these routines, you will need a timer, a yoga mat or towel to lay on, one medium set of dumbbells, and one heavy set of dumbbells.
Your first workout is: 3 Moves to Tight and Toned Thighs
Duration: 10-15 minutes
Today we’re performing: 5 Moves to a Leaner Lower Body
Duration: 15-30 minutes
Today’s workout is: Slim Down Your Thighs In 6 Simple Moves
Duration: 12-21 minutes
Stretch out with today’s yoga routine: 6 Yoga Poses for Long, Lean Legs
Duration: Less than 10 minutes
The only workout tool you need today is your body: Love Your Legs Body Weight Workout
Duration: 10-20 minutes
Today’s routine is going to kick it up a notch: High-Intensity Lower Body Routine
Duration: Less than 30 minutes
Finish strong with today’s workout: 30-Minute Circuit Workout for Athletic-Looking Legs
Duration: 30 minutes
Jump into this lower body challenge anytime you feel like you need to switch things up. We also highly recommend that you take some of the exercises from the workouts below, and add them to your regular leg day routine.
If you enjoyed this slim legs workout challenge, we think you might also like to try these lower body routines: