Monday, 25 July 2016

Lower Leg Slim-Down Workout



If you have cankles, or calves that seem to go directly into your foot i.e. thicker ankles, it can be difficult to feel free enough to bear those lower legs. Thankfully, there is a way to combat this. Calf muscle workouts and jumping rope can target that area and help you tone and trim. Cardio is a key component of getting rid of cankles, so make sure you’re doing some sort of cardio 3 times a week for success. Our Absolute Beginner’s Running Program is a great place to start. Now get ready to lose your cankles for good with these calf exercises that turn flab into fab!

Equipment Needed: set of medium weights(8-12 lbs), chair or step, swiss ball, jump rope, interval timer, resistance bands

What to Do: Perform the following circuit two times through. For optimal results, perform this routine three times weekly. See the videos below for demonstrations.

Exercises:

1. Single Leg Calf Raises – 2 sets of 10 on each leg
2. Jump Rope – 30 seconds
3 Double Leg Calf Raises – 2 sets of 20
4. Jump Rope – 30 seconds
5. Seated Calf Raise – 2 sets of 20
6. Jump Rope – 30 seconds
7. Double Leg Swiss Ball Calf Raise – 2 sets of 20
8. Jump Rope – 30 seconds
9. Standing Resistance Band Step Calf Raise – 2 sets of 20

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