#5min for legs – leg training for people on the go!
Every thursdays I will be testing different leg exercises and use them in a warm up, or as a little workout on its own, all in less than 5 minutes.
Now, Im not gonna claim that miracles happen in 5 minutes, that is just not a face. However; training does not have to last an eternity. And occasionally 5 minutes is better than nothing. So I have picked out the area that I feel I need some more focus on, and that is; my legs.
But why only 5 minutes? To be honest, sometimes that is all I manage to squeeze out of me regaring time (read: motivation) to exercise only strength.. Because it is just so much else I would rather do, that gives more pleasure than just squatting a bunch.
Personally, I just dont get motivated by the thought of doing squats just for the sake of counting squats. And not even if the objective is just to se your bum grow a size, or get lifted an inch. It’s certainly a nice bonus to have those buns tightened back there. I could use that myself. But as motivation, for me, it just doesnt do it for me…
I do not primarily exercise to shape my body. I train to become better at what I really love to do; surf, dance, ride, and run around in the woods. And in order to do what I love to do until I die and old and happy little granny, I need to exercise to keep strong, and prevent injuries and aches.
Strong legs is an important factor in any exercise, and for the sports I do; in the surf, while I dance, when I do yoga, its super important with a strong foundation; legs. In addition to this all, strong legs help keep back problems away!
Strong legs provide a strong back and stomach, which in turn creates a strong attitude, which allows for better execution of a number of movements. Should I be so bold as to conclude that strong legs are Alfa & Omega for any athlete ..? You be the judge of that..
Anyway, back to the matter; I will try to commit to a little leg training every thursday, and test a variety of exercises. I promise it will be a quick workout. I will be going through the exercise and how to execute, then evaluate it based on the following criteria:
- equipment Needs
- Effect (out of which muscles and supporting muscles used)
- difficulty exercise
- Grade from 1 star to 5 stars
Eventually I’ll suggest a small work out you can do at home. Ill even trhrow in a music suggestion. Afterall; without music the world stops I think 🙂 Here is an oldy, but my God so Goody 😉 Hope to see you around on thursdays! (Clothes from Kari Traa and Photos from Lapoint Surf Camps Portugal)