5 Ways Faisal’s Lower Body Workout Pumps Up Your Fitness
Strong legs are your body’s motor, says Faisal Abdalla, Mindful’s fitness ambassador. Condition them properly and you can count on them to help keep you active for life. Check out these five benefits.
1. Tire Less Quickly
Stronger leg muscles give you more oomph when you head out for a power walk. They let you take a longer stride and help absorb the impact of each step.
2. Get a Metabolic Boost
Giving it your all in a quick HIIT workout increases your calorie burn both short term and up to 24 hours later. Win-win!
3. Improve Daily Function
This workout moves you from side to side, forward and backward, up and around. All of that motion trains your muscles to better handle your daily movements.
4. Burn More Fat
Faisal’s HIIT circuit pairs strength-training with cardio elements to raise your heart rate, speed up metabolism and burn more calories and fat.
5. Build Muscle
In less than half the time it takes to finish a traditional, time-intensive strength workout, HIIT sessions match (and in some cases beat) the muscle strength gains.
At a Glance: Faisal’s Lower Body Blaster HIIT Workout
Complete this 10-minute circuit three days a week. Perform each exercise continuously for 20 to 40 seconds. Then rest for 20 to 40 seconds before moving on to the next exercise.
- Jumping jacks
- Lateral bear crawls
- Curtsy lunges
- Bridge raises
- Plank leg raises
- Quick feet
- Drop squats
- Reverse lunges
- Tuck jumpsAt a Glance: Faisal’s Lower Body Blaster HIIT Workout