Gorgeous Gams

Raise your hand if you watched the CMA awards on Wednesday night.  Now raise your hand if you immediately jumped off the couch and started doing squats after seeing Carrie Underwood’s legs?!  I think I might have actually turned green with envy.

Carrie Underwood(Source)

Say whaaat?!  I mean, it’s not really even fair.  Buuut instead of wallowing in my own jealousy, I decided to take matters into my own hands.  I’ve been saying I want to improve the definition in my legs for months now and haven’t really committed.  Part of it is because of my IT band issues and the other part is probably more about a lack of organization and planning.  Now that my leg pain is gone (as long as I don’t overdo it again) I have no excuse not to plan effective leg workouts to complete once or twice a week.  Thursday morning, I was up and at ’em and headed straight to the gym where I completed this “Gorgeous Gams” workout.

Gorgeous GamsI was already a little sore by the end of the day, so I think it did the trick.  Carrie legs, here I come! 😉

Here are links to a few of the exercises that might not be as familiar:

Single Leg Squat (I used 10# dumbbells)

Elvis Squat (I used a 15# bar)

Sumo Deadlift to High Pull (I used a 35# kettlebell)

Cross-Back Lunges (I used 10# dumbbellS)

Step Up with Leg Lift (Similar to lunge w/ leg lift in this post and I used a 15# bar)

Split Box Jumps: Similar to a standard box jump, but start with one leg on each side of the box, then jump up on the box so your feet meet in the middle. Really works those inner thighs!

 

Happy Friday!  Have a great weekend!

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Comments

  1. Haha!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing your workout!! 🙂

  2. I kind of sort of have a girl crush on her. I mean those legs- ugh jealous!

  3. I’m kind of obsessed with her legs! there was a carrie underwood leg workout I found on Pinterest years ago that I used to do and I couldn’t walk for days. The things we do for Carrie!

  4. Donna Marx says:

    I think it’s too late for me…but a Mom can try!

  5. I loved your Carrie tweet last night! Seriously cracked me up… her legs are to die for! Did you know she’s vegan? I’d totally be vegan too if I had a personal chef. Then again I’d also have Carrie’s legs with a personal trainer… Ugh celeb life

    • I know, if only life were that easy! I knew she was vegetarian but I didn’t realize she was vegan….maybe she’s on to something. 😉

  6. Yes…I have leg envy with her too!

  7. Great leg workout!! Can’t wait to give it a go. I always struggle with single leg squats and have been trying to incorporate more of them.

  8. Not sure how I missed this performance, but you are right! I’d kill for legs like that! Single leg squats are so freaking hard haha.

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