Inner & Outer Thigh Workout // Burn Baby Burn!!

Another great lower body workout from Heather Robertson. This is one of her newer ones, too. I don’t usually get to them this quickly but it looked like such a great workout and it is the perfect length for a doubles workouts (second workout of the day, done in the afternoon). Inner & Outer Thigh Workout // Burn Baby Burn!! is a cardio + strength lower body workout. This workout is made up of 4 circuits. Each circuit contains 3 exercises: 2 strength and one cardio exercise. The cardio exercise uses the same muscle group(s) you just used in the strength exercises. Each circuit is done twice. This structure does a great job really fatiguing the muscle group. I knew I was working hard because I really felt the exercises in the muscle group they were working but I was surprised to see I was in my peak heart rate zone a total of 9 minutes (according to my FitBit). So this is very metabolic, too. Each exercise is done for 40 seconds followed by 20 seconds of recovery. There is a timer in the lower right hand corner of the screen, counting down your intervals and recoveries. During the recoveries, Heather previews the next exercise.

Inner & Outer Thigh Workout // Burn Baby Burn!! is 31:50 minutes; 2 minute warm up and 4:30 minute stretch. Equipment: dumbbells and a fitness mat. Heather is using 25 pound dumbbells. The weights listed below are what I used.

Circuit #1:

  1. Cossack squat (holding one DB in both hands, do side a lunge but the straight leg is rotated so heel is on floor and toe is raised to ceiling) (one 25# DB)
  2. Repeat #1 on other leg
  3. Side lunge hops (alternating side lunges with a skip/shuffle when changing sides)
  4. Repeat #1-3

Circuit #2:

  1. Double pulse sumo (holding one DB in both hands, do a sumo squat with 2 pulses at bottom of squat) (one 40# DB)
  2. Sumo deadlift (wide leg deadlift with toes turned out) (30# DBs)
  3. In & out hops (squat jacks)
  4. Repeat #1-3

30 second rest

Circuit #3:

  1. Tick tock lunge (pendulum lunge–forward lunge into reverse lunge on same leg) (15# DBs)
  2. Repeat #1 on other leg
  3. Knee lunge drive (alternating reverse lunges, at top of lunge raise knee of leg that just lunged back)
  4. Repeat #1-2

Circuit #4:

  1. Curtsy + side leg lift (while holding one DB goblet style, do one curtsy/cross-back lunge then do a straight leg side left lift using same leg that just crossed back) (one 25# DB)
  2. Repeat #1 on other side of body
  3. Side leaps (while remaining in squat, lateral leap side to side)
  4. Repeat #1-3

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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