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target tuesday - glute and hamstring workout

Target Tuesday: Glutes and Hamstrings

Hi friends!

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you know I’ve recently made the transition from daily gym lifter to at-home workout enthusiast. I thought I’d really slump on this one, but it’s actually been going great. So great in fact that I thought I should start sharing more of the workouts, so here’s the first of the Target Tuesdays.

High-intensity interval workouts are only as good as you make them, so you really have to put your energy into this one. If you’re unsure of how to do any of the moves listed, a quick google search should provide you with plenty of demo videos.

So, here’s the deal. After the warm up, complete each exercise listed in the HIIT workout for 1 minute. In that 1 minute, complete as many reps as you can. Repeat. Don’t forget to stretch when you’re done!

I only did two rounds of this, and I was definitely feeling the glute and leg pain the next day. Again, I cannot reiterate enough that this type of exercise IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT. You could do 5 reps in one minute, or you could really push yourself, feel the burn and double those reps. Form is important though, so make sure you’ve got the exercise down before you try and pick up the pace. Maybe today you only do those 5 reps to let your body memorize the form, but tomorrow, you do max it out and do 15.

glute and hamstring workout


Welcome to Foodie versus Fitness!

Tomorrow I’ll be diving right into a regular posting schedule featuring a variety of recipes and fitness motivations. For the first few months, I’ll also be running two series to help you get to know me better.

On Mondays, I’ll post a cupboard challenge. Getting to a place where I felt pretty darn good about my body took a lot of little baby steps – especially in the kitchen. I’ll be sharing these steps with you, or rather challenging you to take these steps too. Even if only one or two of the challenges stick, you’ll still be on the road to a healthier kitchen.

On Fridays, I’ll post a list of what I’m loving lately. The idea for this series comes from some of my favorite bloggers. I’ve been reading health and fitness blogs for over four years. In fact, I start every day with coffee, breakfast and blogs. I feel that “What I’m Loving Lately” posts have really helped me get to know the bloggers, so I hope they don’t mind me borrowing a page from their playbook so that you can get to know me too.

Along the way I’d love to hear your own thoughts, tips and tricks. While I do a lot of reading on health and practice a lot of fitness, I’m no expert. So, feel free to chime in!