Whether you’re traveling or just don’t feel like schlepping to the gym, find out how to get a killer butt & legs workout using only paper plates and bodyweight!
Welcome to another great Wild Workout Wednesday Link Up where Annmarie from The Fit Foodie Mama, Jen from Pretty Little Grub, Michelle at Fruition Fitness and I bring you workout ideas, motivation, inspiration and recipes to try. Join us each week by reading along, linking up and grab the button to proudly display on your blog/in your posts!
First of all, I want to thank you all SO much for all of your kind words about Monday’s big announcement. As I mentioned, I’m a bit of an emotional rollercoaster about the whole thing, and you all really made me feel excited. All of your advice and words of encouragement were more helpful that you’ll ever know. I’m so grateful to have so many supportive and amazing readers, and I’m so happy you’ll be virtually with me throughout this journey.
As I’m sure you can imagine. Things are a bit crazy around here at the moment. The timing works out quite well in that our lease in Brooklyn is up on the 31st. That means I have to be out of my apartment this weekend! EEK! All of our furniture is already with Will in Austin, so I’ve been living on a bed and yoga mat. No joke. It’s bare bones living ’round here!
I’ve also been living off paper plates and plastic cutlery and, since all of my fitness gear is in Texas, I’ve been rocking bodyweight workouts like you wouldn’t believe.
I was looking through some of my past workouts trying to find some solid no-equipment ones, and I came across this gem: a killer butt & legs workout using paper plates! It’s so good, that I had to bring it back for you all, too! So get ready to rock those quads, hammies and booty, it’s time to reprise the Killer Butt & Legs Workout (using paper plates!).
Lay on your back and place both feet about hip width apart. Tighten your booty and drive your hips up toward the ceiling. Pause for a second at the top and then come down to complete one rep.
GLIDER HAMSTRING CURLS:
Lay on your back and place both feet about hip width apart. Slide a paper plate under each foot and rest your heels on the plates, leaving toes pointed up toward the ceiling. Tighten your booty and drive your hips up toward the ceiling. Then, in a slow and controlled motion, glide your feet out, straightening your legs as much as possible. Pull your legs back to start for one rep. Don’t bring the butt back down to the floor until you have completed all 20 reps!
Start standing with feet together. Take a giant step forward with your right foot and move into a lunge position. Shift your weight into your right leg, step forward with your left foot and go back into a lunge position. Repeat 12x per side.
SIDE GLIDER LUNGE:
Start with feet hip width apart. Place a paper plate under the ball of your right foot (keeping the heel off the floor) and sit the booty back until you are in a squat position. Keep your left leg and torso in a squat as you glide your right foot out toward the side, straightening the leg. Return to start for one rep. Complete all reps for the right side before repeating on the left side.
Start with feet hip width apart. Keeping the torso upright and the knees pointed straight ahead, sit the booty back as far and as low as you can. Squeeze the glutes to come back to your starting position for one rep.
SINGLE LEG DEADLIFT:
Start with feet hip width apart. Shift your weight into your right leg and lift your left leg off the floor. Slowly bend forward at the hips, reaching toward the floor and raising your left leg up behind you. Hinge back up to stand, but don’t allow the left foot to touch back down. For a bigger challenge, swing the left leg through and bend the knee up to the chest before repeating. Complete all reps for the right side before repeating on the left side.
Start on your hands and knees (hands under the shoulders and knees under the hips). Flex the right foot and raise it up toward the ceiling, keeping the knee bent at 90 degrees. Your knee should come to about hip height. Lower down without allowing the knee to touch the floor and repeat. After 12 reps, keep the leg raised and pulse it just a bit higher for 8 quick reps. Complete all reps for the right side before repeating on the left side.
Start on your hands and knees (hands under the shoulders and knees under the hips). Flex the right foot and raise the leg up and out to the right side (like a dog peeing on a fire hydrant), keeping the knee bent at 90 degrees. Raise the leg as high as possible, aiming for hip height. Lower down without allowing the knee to touch the floor and repeat. After 12 reps, keep the leg raised and pulse it just a bit higher for 8 quick reps. Complete all reps for the right side before repeating on the left side.
I can feel the heat coming off that booty! Is that weird? Yea… ok… it’s a little weird. But you know what I mean!
Have you gotten in any good bodyweight workouts lately? Share them in the Wild Workout Wednesday Link Up! Full link up rules here.
What’s your favorite leg/booty move?
Have you ever used paper plates as gliders?
Did you notice the dog in the background of all my pics?