#5min for legs – leg training for people on the go!

Posted by in Portugal, Strenght

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.

Pic from www.lapointcamps.com by Pedro Machado

Pic from www.lapointcamps.com by Pedro Machado

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.

Pic from www.lapointcamps.com by Pedro Machado

Pic from www.lapointcamps.com by Pedro Machado

Pic from www.lapointcamps.com by Pedro Machado

Pic from www.lapointcamps.com by Pedro Machado

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.

Pic from www.lapointcamps.com by Pedro Machado

Pic from www.lapointcamps.com by Pedro Machado

Pic from www.lapointcamps.com by Pedro Machado

Pic from www.lapointcamps.com by Pedro Machado

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..

Pic from www.lapointcamps.com by Pedro Machado

Pic from www.lapointcamps.com by Pedro Machado

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)

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