At Home Butt & Thigh Workout is short, fast-paced and thorough (for being only 14 minutes) lower body strength workout from Heather Robertson. I used to finish off another workout and it worked well for that. I stacked several of Heather’s workouts together to get my hour of work this morning. I started with her 5 Minute Warm Up, did her Full Body HIIT Workout with Weights, followed by this workout and ended with her Quick Daily Stretch. I got an excellent and intense metabolic strength workout.
I did have some issues with this workout. First, I cannot use a stability ball for the Bulgarian Lunge because I have serious balance issues (plates and screws in both heels), so I elevated my back leg on my workout bench. However, she gives you no time to change legs! She uses scene cuts rather than doing the workout real-time. So you finish the first leg and it immediately cuts to the other leg and Heather is already set up and lunging. I missed a rep even using the bench. It takes considerably longer to change legs if you are using a stability ball so I assume if you use the ball, you will miss more than one rep. Keep that in mind during your workout planning and set up.
This workout is made up of one circuit of 4 exercises. Each exercise is done for 12 reps and the circuit is repeated 4 times. There is a timer in the lower right hand corner of the screen, counting down your reps. You get a 10 second rest between exercises (except between legs on the Bulgarian Lunge). During that recovery the next exercise is previewed in a small rectangle on the right side of the screen and a huge counter on the left counts down your recovery time.
At Home Butt & Thigh Workout is 14:30 minutes; 1 minute intro, no warm up or stretch. Equipment: dumbbells and a stability ball. Heather used a set of 10 pound dumbbells for everything. The weights listed below are what I used.
- Weighted Squats (20# DBs)
- Hamstring Curl on Ball (lay on back, heels on ball and hips raised, roll ball in and out with feet)
- Bulgarian Lunge (balance on one leg with other foot on ball behind you, do a single leg lunge/squat while rolling the ball out behind you) (15# DBs)
- Goblet Squat (one 30# DB)
- Repeat #1-4 three more times