2021 Winter Lower Body Routine

Dumbbell front squat (Holding DB at chest level; feet shoulder width; back straight; chest up) 3 sets x 12 reps x 15 lbs

Dumbbell Romanian deadlift (hamstrings) ( Slight bend in knee; hips back; back straight) 3 sets x 12 reps x 2 DB 8-10 lbs

Supported modified donkey kick (kick one side at a time; 1 second pause; squeeze glutes) 3 sets x 15 reps

Curtsy lunges (Lunge back slightly off behind working leg) 10 lunges each side x 5-8 lbs

Calf raises 3 sets x 15 reps x 5-8 lbs

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Mountain climbers (20-30 secs)

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Standard ab V-ups (3 sets x 15 reps)

Side-to-side jumps (30 jumps)

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Alternating leg tucks (3 x 15)

Author: Chris Bruni

Christina Bruni is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Left of the Dial. She contributed a chapter "Recovery is Within Reach" to Benessere Psicologico: Contemporary Thought on Italian American Mental Health. As well as an author and activist, Bruni is an artist and athlete.

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