Video:10-Minute Leg Workout for Parentswith Katherine Lee
This 10-minute leg workout easily fits into a busy parent's schedule. Watch this About.com video for a quick but challenging 10-minute leg workout for parents.See Transcript
Transcript:10-Minute Leg Workout for Parents
Hi I'm Katherine Lee for About.com and this is John McGuire from PrimalNY.com. How you doing? Today what we're going to work on is a 10-minute-or-less leg workout that will get you looking great for the summer.
Start a 10-Minute Leg Workout for Parents With Lunge Jumps
First thing we're going to do, this is called a lunge jump. We're going to take our leg back, we're going to drop that knee straight down, we're going to jump up. And then right back down, and right back up. Good. So here, right up. Let's get about 10 of those.
Do you promise I'll look good for the summer? This is hard. How many do we do? One more, one more. All right good. We're going to keep working on that same leg. Put our left leg in front. Now we're going to do that same movement but slower. We don't have to pull the knee up now either. So we're going to pull that right leg back, drop the knee down, and then bring it together. Good, let's get 10 like that.
Do Hip Bends in a 10-Minute Leg Workout for Parents
That was a squatting movement, now we're going to do what you call a hinging movement. We're going to involve more bend out of the hip. All right, more bend of the hip is going to equal more action out of the back of the leg or the hamstring. So what we're going to do now is we're going to take a step back, and now we're going to hinge forward on the hips. Bring your hands to the floor, so we're really stretching out that front hamstring. And now fire that knee up.
Fire the knee up. Fire it up. Good again, right up. Come on, try to hold your balance. It's like kind of kicking with your knee? Yeah. So here, to here. Down and fire that knee right up. I think something just cracked.
Finish the 10-Minute Leg Workout for Parents
All right now, one more thing. We're going to stand on that leg, and we're going to lift that back leg up. All right so this is called the one-legged dead lift. So we're going to lift up that back leg. And come straight down. Slow and controlled. And then up. Ok do I have to get up? Come up, yeah come up. We touch the ground? Yeah if you can reach the floor, that's terrific. You want to try to get all the way down there, reach the floor. We're really stretching out that hamstring. And pull with your hamstring and just stand up.
You're stretching this hamstring. You're stretching the leg that's on the floor. So if your left leg is down, your left leg will be working. Ok. And how many do we have to do? We're doing 10. And following that, we're doing the other side. And then after that, you go back to the first exercise we did. And do what 700? No, we're going to repeat 2-3 times.