Would you like to know my favorite part of having a blog? Well, I love having my favorite recipes saved all in one place. That’s pretty cool. But what I love the absolute most is the community. So many of you commented on my last post about why I started a strict anti-inflammation diet and shared your stories, gave advice, and offered words of encouragement. Thank you, thank you, thank you a million times. You’ve given me a lot to think about and even more research to do!
Since last Fitness Friday I focused on arms, I thought it would be fitting to focus on legs today. I don’t know how it is where you are, but we are finally enjoying some spring-like weather in Ohio. When the sun is shining and temperatures are warm, the last thing I want to do is head to a gym, so whenever I can I take my workout outside.
This Leg Burner Stroller Workout was my favorite workout of the last week. Going outside for my workout means I don’t get to use the gym child-care. A stroller workout is the perfect solution! Even if you don’t have a young stroller-aged child, you can do this workout. The stroller adds another dimension to the workout because you’re pushing something while you walk/run, but you’ll still get a great workout without it.
I love that this workout mixes in cardio intervals with some leg exercises and sprinting that will definitely have you feeling the burn. No weights required.
As you can see, it’s a 45 minute workout. Because I was constantly changing things up, it flew by for me. I love workouts like that! I kept the descriptions for pace general–easy or medium. Easy running pace should be a pace where you could comfortably carry on a conversation. Medium running pace should be a pace where you are pushing yourself more and should fall between comfortable conversation pace and what your race pace would be (which is what I would call a hard run). Sprinting should be almost all-out. The sprints are only 30 seconds, so just go as fast as your legs will take you and then you can have a 30 second recovery walk, or even stop to rest during that 30 seconds if needed. I used the stop-watch function on my phone to keep time.
If you’re looking for a medium-intensity cardio interval workout that will really work your legs, this is a great one to try! Let me know if you test it out.
What was YOUR favorite workout of the last week?