lady legs. day 10.

lady legs. day 10.

fit and hungry angel free workouts fitness bloggerThere are two types of people: those who can and those who do.

Welcome to Day 10. This is the last Angel workout until Saturday. Approach it with unshakeable focus. Let the dream become a reality. Kimosabe, jump on it!

Day 10 Workout Assignment

downdog pushback tap 24 total
lady legs 24 total
one arm burpee 12 total
side v-ups 12/s
single leg squat 12/s
bird dog 12 total
plie squat jacks 24 total

InstructionsBeginners, do 2 rounds. Intermediate/Advanced, do 3 rounds.
Time to complete: It depends. 🙂

Nutrition

Know your weakness. Focus on your strengths.

sipping on beet juice to satisfy my sweet tooth

Community

There are many, many people signed up for this fitness challenge. You wouldn’t know it because they are lurking. I’m sure they’re crushing it….. I love doing these challenges for you, but I don’t like talking to myself. A huge thank you to everyone who comments. It’s no fun without you.

xo, Angel

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Angel is the ringleader at Fit & Hungry. She writes about fitness, travel, and living the good life. Her favorite things are soft boiled eggs, house parties, and running in the rain. She currently offers coaching calls and online personal training to all dope queens.

 

12 Replies to “lady legs. day 10.”

  1. @Lauren. When those exercises you mentioned are done slower and with focus, it changes everything. Go you.

  2. @Tia. You don’t know this because you’ve never trained with me in person, but I am NOTORIOUS for making an exercise looking easier than it is. I’m a professional. lol

    I am proud of you, too. I had no idea this was more than you usually do. So good, girt!

  3. @Badiyah. I went easy on arms for the first week. It was time to drop the hammer. 🙂 It’s not uncommon to feel downdog in elbows. You can reduce the pain by adjusting your hand position and rotating your shoulders. I will send you a video of yogi who can explain it in yogi terms. Pointers for challenged arms: do as much as you can until it gets painful. Don’t continue the exercise if it hurts. It’s really important for people to distinguish between discomfort and pain. Discomfort is okay. Your arms need work. But when it hurts, stop.

  4. I must admit. THIS was my ugliest workout. My arms are my body weakness so most of these exercises on Day 10 are a complete struggle. I imagine I’m doing the downward dog incorrectly since I can feel it in my elbows 🙁 Any pointers for challenged arms?

  5. @Stefanie. Yes, she had a good modification. I’m glad that was mentioned. It’s hard to list all possible modifications but I cause don’t know anything about anyone on this challenge.

    For single legs squats, YES, you can put your foot down. I’m always shaky on my first set and usually put my foot down a few times. That is fine. Also, you don’t lose any value by putting your foot down. Keeping your foot up adds a balance component but doesn’t affect my intended purpose of the single leg squat, which is to strengthen your glute/leg/tendons around knee.

    If you did 15 on your toes (and that’s not normal), you are killing it. Good job, Stef.

  6. Haven’t done Day 10 yet but will get it done today and will do a do-over for Day 5 on Friday so that I’ll be caught up for Saturday. Those single leg squats, it’s hard for me to hold my balance as well but what I found helpful was holding on to a wall near by but careful not to lean or put my weight against it. Strictly for balance purposes only.

    It’s funny how in the videos, you make the exercise look so easy.. I be like…I GOT THIS! Then when I do it…I’m like ummm not so much! lol

    However, I am so proud of myself. I’m doing waay more than I would’ve done or have done in so long. Thanks for the Push I needed Angel!

  7. Done! And I liked the modifications listed above for push-ups instead of burpees. I did 15 ON MY TOES!! That’s big for me!!

    I have difficulty holding my balance trying to stand back up after a single leg squat. Is it okay to put the toe down for balance? Thanks for everything Angel! I may not be “killing it” but I’m at lest putting a dent in it!

  8. I LOVED the bird dogs and single arm burpees. I’m still shocked. I think the slow and steady pace made me feel very stable and strong. Go me.

  9. RAWR I DID IT! It doesn’t hurt to have a pool to fall in after, I’m grateful for that. I also have some kids around to motivate me. I had the 7 year old count my last round and it made it so fun. I’m finding how self conscious I am sneaking away to exercise. While I’m not a mother, I often feel compelled to tend to everyone and everything before I get my own time. Or I feel like, I just don’t know. I can make time for so many other things I want, but have a range of emotions when I want to sneak away for 40 minutes to sweat. Maybe because I feel so vulnerable doing it. Maybe because I feel so spent and purged after a workout I just want someone to snuggle me or make me that salad I was talking about. Fill my love tank! But I am learning to fill my own. Maybe it’s because when I come home from kicking my own butt I want this peaceful, quiet float from shower to a ready made salad and life just doesn’t always have that option. The greatest gift I’ve given myself (after suffering long enough IBS, gerd) is chewing my food and slowing down at meal time. This challenge (while living with my Italian in-laws) has truly reinforced my desire to find the Euro-flavor in every meal. Slow, sexy at times, and mindful. Like right now, these organic strawberries are blowing my mind. I could just sit here and slowly eat each one. I think I will. Thank you, Angel!

  10. Whew! These body weight exercises are the truth! 2 rounds done with a couple of modifications. I did push-ups in place of the burpees and the bird dog I modified by getting on my hands and knees alternating the arm and leg movement while pulling my core in tight. My body is screaming!!! It’s a good scream though. 🙂