Leg Day // Warm Up Routine

Leg Day // Warm Up Routine is an awesome little routine from Heather Robertson. It does exactly what the title indicates–warms your lower body up in preparation for a lower body workout. And since quite a few of her lower body workouts do not include a warm up, this is needed! I decided to do an all Heather Robertson lower body workout and, since she has so many short ones, I stacked them again. I created a folder/playlist specifically for this morning’s workouts and stacked the workouts I planned to do in the order I planned to do them so they played straight through from beginning to end. I started with this warm up. Next I did her Toned Legs, Thighs + Booty followed by her Dumbbell Leg Workout then I used her 100 Rep Squat Challenge as a finisher. I ended the workout with one of her extended stretches: Full Body Stretch // Great for Tight Hips. Altogether, this was an excellent workout that I am still feeling in my glutes, hamstrings and quads.

Visually this routine is set up like Heather’s other workouts. There is a counter in the bottom right hand corner of the screen counting down your reps. While Heather is transitioning to the next exercise, a rectangle appears in the upper right hand corner of the screen, previewing the next exercise.

Leg Day // Warm Up Routine is 7 minutes; 20 second intro and last 20 seconds is Heather talking. You do 10 reps of each exercise unless otherwise indicated in the breakdown. No equipment is needed except a fitness mat.

  1. Stationary side lunges, alternate sides
  2. Glute Bridges
  3. Leg Swings (hold into something and swing one leg out wide to side, opening hip, then across body)
  4. Forward Swing (still holding on to something, swing leg forward and back)
  5. Repeat #3 & 4 on other leg
  6. Spot March (slow high knee marches)
  7. Hip Circles (circle one bent leg–think crescent knees but a full circle)
  8. Repeat #7 on other leg
  9. Air Squat
  10. Hold low deep squat for 30 seconds (bottom is a few inches off the ground, feet flat)
  11. Alternate forward fold with deep squat

For more info on Heather Robertson’s workouts and other (free) streaming workouts I’ve sampled and reviewed, check out my Streaming page.


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