Thankful 30 – Day 2, leg day.

Yes, I am serious. The second edition of my #thankful30 is leg day.

Humans are an amazing creature. We have opposable thumbs and walk on two legs. These legs of ours can handle not just our weight, but also stresses and impact around us. Sometimes, I take for granted that I have the ability to walk on my own, feel my feet, jump, run, and of course, do squats and dead lifts (my favorite!). None of this is possible without functioning legs.

There are many amputees, people with disabilities or injuries, and elderly who do not have full functionality of their legs. Therefore, it is important to not only take care of your joints, but be appreciative of the things you can do with them if you have them!

In the spirit, here is a great leg workout to work your booty and hamstrings.

Thankful for Leg Day Workout 

(rest 30 seconds to 1:30 minute between each round, and about 2-3 minutes between sets)

+ Barbell Squats (increase weight each round) – 5 rounds: 20 reps, 15 reps, 12 reps, 10 reps, 8 reps
+ 4 rounds: Barbell Walking Lunges 12 reps per leg (24 total),
immediately followed by 20 Jump Lunges
+ 4 rounds: Glute Hamstring Raises 12 reps (machine, bosu ball or improvise),
immediately followed by 15 Hamstring Ball Tucks
+ 4 rounds: Wide Smith Squats 12 reps, 
immediately followed by 15 Goblet Squats (lower weight)
+ 4 rounds: Romanian Smith Squats 12 reps per leg,
immediately followed by 12 Leg Curls
Work those legs and be thankful for leg day!