Legs for Days: The Method Behind the Magic
Most - if not all - of my clients come to me with the goal to achieve that long, lean muscle tone - inclusive of lengthened legs, tightened arms, and strong, stabilizing cores. But a common misconception is that in order to achieve these types of results, workouts must be long and strenuous, and food must be limited to lettuce and lemon water.
This is not the case.
Our bodies need food for strength, our minds need nutrients for clarity and focus, and workouts need to be efficient and aligned with how our body works and functions in order to achieve the best, most transformative results.
When working towards lengthening and strengthening, here are my favorite fitness techniques and health hacks to achieving tightened and toned muscle, high energy, and mental clarity.
Legs for Days: The Lateral Tube Walk
What it is: Side walking with or without a resistance band tied around your ankles.
Recommended Repetitions: Make 20 steps to each side, a total of three times. Go five more past the point where you feel the burn!
Common mistakes: Toes go outward, knees fall inward as you walk sideways, and your upper body rocks from side to side.
How to correct: Do this exercise in front of a mirror, and make sure that you keep your toes facing forward as you are walking side to side, place your hands on your shoulders, and make sure that the elbows are staying level as you walk side to side, (so no teeter tottering!).
Going Long and Lean: High Protein, High Greens, Delicious Eating
Simple Spinach & Romaine salad, with baked or Rotisserie chicken:
Total cook/ prep time: 20-30min depending on your choice of chicken.
Ingredients: All in a large mixing bowl/ salad bowl
Chopped red onion
Drizzle with Primal Kitchen balsamic dressing or just olive oil and balsamic
Chicken: you can either cook your own chicken breast by adding a bunch of your favorite spices, then bake it in the oven 30min, or you can pick up a rotisserie chicken (preferably from a place you trust does not use canola oil. Bon appetite!
When working towards lengthening, strengthening, and toning, listening to, and working with your body will make all the difference in achieving transformative and sustainable results. For the most personalized fitness and wellness plan, contact me for a complimentary 45-minute consult and we will discuss your goals and identify an action plan to reach them. I am with you.