After a couple years of doing Body for LIFE, I came to appreciate exercises that don't work the muscles groups in isolation, but rather work many of them at the same time. Lunges and step-ups are two such exercises. I notices a great difference in my hips and thighs when I began to do these two exercises. I was asked how these work with the Body for LIFE way of working out-and it's simple. Use dumbbells for added weight resistance, increasing the increments as needed.
Have a go at it, but be prepared, they are a killer! Also, make sure on the step-ups that your step is not too high, your leg should not make more than a 90 degree angle when stepping up.
All the best in pursuing your Body for LIFE!
~To be great is not to be higher than another, but to lift another higher.
Amy, You are soooo right! These work the ol leg and hips GOOOOOD!! Last round of exercises I did crossover step ups to work the adductor muscles (the outer thigh)...good burn!
And lunges...how can you go wrong with those...they are the devil...but make you hurt so good! =)
DebMO :0) Blessed to be a Blessing...
My first LBWO I did lunges....I thought my legs were going to revolt and leave my body for safer ground. However, my legs, which already looked pretty good, look fantastic now.
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