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Weekly Wednesday Workout: Split Squats

by Nellie

 

Weekly Wednesday Workout

 

 

Weekly Wednesday Workout: Split Squats

 

This is a good one y’all!  Today we incorporate cardio into our normal strength training schedule!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n514hgdkFFI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

I don’t do these not super often but when I want to do extra cardio and not necessarily be on a machine this is a great option. What I love about this exercise is that you can get your heart rate going while toning your body! Squats in general spike my heart rate but split squats burns some serious calories. This doesn’t even need to be done on a step, try it on the floor first then graduate to a step!

Have you ever tried split squats?

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24 comments

Tamara July 17, 2013 - 10:26 am

These look awesome! I do squats while I brush my teeth (timed two minutes twice!). They definitely spike my heart rate. I think I’m ready to graduate to something a little more productive.

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evilcyber July 19, 2013 - 11:29 am

You do squats while you brush your teeth? You truly don’t waste any minute! 🙂

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Nellie July 27, 2013 - 11:34 pm

How awesome are you?! squatting while you brush your teeth? That is the best kind of multitasking there is!

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thedoseofreality July 17, 2013 - 10:37 am

WOW! That looks insanely hard! But also like an amazing work out!-Ashley

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Nellie July 27, 2013 - 11:34 pm

🙂 Yup, you should try one day!

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Precious July 17, 2013 - 10:54 am

Good workout! I have done them before in group fitness class!

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Nellie July 27, 2013 - 11:33 pm

Yes! Its a good one!!

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Joi July 17, 2013 - 11:01 am

Oh yeah, quite the similar move in Les Mills BODYSTEP. I miss my regular step class!

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Nellie July 27, 2013 - 11:33 pm

They have like completely eliminated traditional step classes from my gym lineup. I don’t know why! They were my fav!!

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Kim July 17, 2013 - 12:01 pm

This will be perfect for one of my 43s next week while we are on vacation – I will just use a bench or stairs or something – thanks!!!

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Nellie July 27, 2013 - 11:32 pm

you did an awesome job Kim!!

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Baby Teems July 17, 2013 - 2:16 pm

I remember doing this for a class be for. I like them.

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Nellie July 27, 2013 - 11:32 pm

it’s a fun exercise!

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Kimberly {Manifest Yourself} July 17, 2013 - 2:49 pm

I’ve done these…they leave my legs on fire the next day!

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Nellie July 27, 2013 - 11:32 pm

exactly, I think any kind of squat sends my quads on fire

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another jennifer July 17, 2013 - 10:35 pm

I timed reading this blog all wrong because I was eating a cupcake while watching the video. Now I think I’ll try the split squat!

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Nellie July 27, 2013 - 11:31 pm

nothing wrong with that! haha

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Dani July 18, 2013 - 2:55 pm

I got tired just watching….

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Nellie July 27, 2013 - 11:31 pm

LOL hilarious girl. Hope you are having fun at BlogHer!

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Hope July 18, 2013 - 6:50 pm

Those look pretty doable. I bet it’s deceiving though. I can imagine the soreness afterwards. I love feeling sore after a work out 🙂

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Nellie July 27, 2013 - 11:30 pm

me too! Makes me feel like I did something 🙂

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