If you’ve ever seen Nashville, you know that Juliette and Rayna have amazing legs! They’re lean but muscular and whenever they perform on stage, they look awesome!
I’m sure it takes them a lot of work to get legs like those. Which is why I created this Nashville Superstar Legs Workout! Instead of just watching them and wishing for their legs, we are going to work for them!
This workout is going to focus on the lower body. Do this workout every time you watch the show and you’ll be on your way to superstar legs. Seeing Juliette perform in those sparkly dresses may be all the motivation you need!
Even though this workout focuses on the lower body, it can give you total-body results. Here’s 5 reasons why:
- Your legs have the largest muscles in the body. When strengthening your lower body, you are strengthening your largest muscles.
- Building these large muscles burns more calories even when the workout is over.
- Lower body workouts can improve your balance and stamina.
- Strengthening the lower body helps us with daily living activities such as climbing stairs or lifting things from the floor.
- The lower body is the support system for the upper body and core. A strong lower body will improve the strength of the rest of the body.
Pulsing Plie Squats
Start with yout feet much wider than your hips with your toes pointed outwards. Lower your hips towards the floor. Squeezing your butt, lift your hips slightly and re-lower, pulsing slightly up and down.
Step one foot behind and to the side of your front foot, keeping your heel off the floor, as if you are doing a curtsy. Lower your front leg into a lunge at the same time. Step your feet back together. Repeat with the other foot. That is one repetition for each leg.
Starting with your feet together, step one foot forward into a forward lunge and then return to standing. With the same foot, step out into a side lunge and then return to standing. With the same foot, step back into a back lunge. Return to standing. That is one repetition on one side. Repeat on the other leg.
Stand with your feet about hip-distance apart. Raise your heels so that you are standing on your toes. Hold for a few seconds. Lower your heels back down to the floor.
Step forward into a wide lunge position. Pulse your legs up and down slightly, maintaining that low lunge position. Each pulse is one repetition.
One-legged Glute Bridge Lift
Lay on your back with your arms at your sides and your knees bent. Raise one leg into the air. Lift your hips off the ground, pressing your hips to the sky. Lower your hips back to the floor. That’s one repetition.
With your feet and knees together, lower into a squat position, keeping your chest lifted. Step one foot out to the side while maintaining the squat. Step the opposite foot so that the feet are back together again. Repeat this going in the same direction. That’s one repetition on one side. Repeat in the opposite direction. Make sure to keep the knees behind the toes and the chest lifted. Try to stay as low in the squat as you can while moving.
With feet hip-distance apart, lower your bottom as if you were sitting in a chair. Return to standing position and squeeze your butt on the way up. Make sure to keep your knees behind your toes and your chest lifted.
Find a wall or a stable vertical surface. With your back against the wall, lower your butt into a squat position. Hold.