2021 Early Fall Lower Body Routine

Dumbbell Sumo Squat (8 pounds – 12 reps) Feet wider than shoulder width – hold dumbbells together vertical between legs

Single Leg Romanian Dead Lift (5 pounds – 10 reps each side) Reach until you feel hamstring stretch – hold weight on same side as lifting leg

Kettlebell Swing (10 pounds 12-15 reps) Swing between legs and use hips to push weight forward

Forward Lunges (5-8 pounds – 8 reps on each side) – hold dumbbells by your side

Wall Sit – squat against door – feet shoulder width – hold as long as possible

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High Knees (20-30 seconds)

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Straight Leg Raises (12-15 reps)

Scissor Legs – Front to Back (20-30 seconds)

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Crunches – Only lift shoulders to squeeze stomach (12-15 reps)

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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