- This event has passed.
Quads & Glutes
Quads & Glutes
- Alternating Sumo Squat to Deadlift – 12 reps – 5 sets
- Dumbbell Hip Thrusts – 12 reps – 5 sets
- Static Split Lunge – 10 reps each leg – 4 sets
- Squat to Calf Raise – 10 reps – 4 sets
- Step Ups – 8 reps each leg – 4 sets
Alternating Sumo Squat to Deadlift
Position your feet in a wide stance, a few inches outside of your shoulders with your toes pointed slightly out. Holding a dumbbell in each hand squat down keeping your knees pointed out and your weight in your heels. Squat back up into the starting position then deadlift down keeping your weight in yours heels and making sure your are pushing your hips back. Keep your chin tucked down towards your chest to help keep your back neutral. Use your mind to muscle connection and really think about squeezing and using your glutes throughout the movement.
Dumbbell Hip Thrusts
Place your feet hip width apart and not too far away from your body, when you press up it should make about a 90 degree angle. Place the dumbbell just below your hips and hold it in place with your hands through the exercise. Its very important to make sure you are not arching your back as you thrust up and also to not let it arch as you bring the weight down. I find it helps me to lift my toes a bit and really push through my heels to make sure I am isolating my glutes as much as possible.
Static Split Lunge
Position yourself in a lunge stance with one leg about 2 feet out in front of you and the other about 2 feet behind you. Keeping your weight in you front foot heel, lower down to the ground and back up repeatedly. Do all the reps on one leg until you are finished then switch legs.
Squat to Calf Raise
With your feet about hips width apart and a dumbbell in each hand, squat down as low as you can keeping your weight in your heels. As you come up from the squat you are going to go all the way up on your toes, squeezing your calves for a second before squatting back down.
The key here is slow and controlled. Focusing on one leg at a time step up and try your best not to let the other leg push off the ground, keep all your weight on the leg you are stepping up with. As you come back down to the ground you want to be as slow and controlled as possible, try your best not to let your leg land hard but rather setting in down softly. Make sure you are keeping a tight core to help with balance and stability. If this is difficult at first find something shorter than a bench or try without holding the weight.