#MovementMonday: Abs, Butt and Thighs with Ashley Freeman
No excuses allowed this holiday season — Ashley’s back with a solid lower-body workout that’ll have you taking on all the trimmings in stride…
This post comes to you from Australian fitness trainer, Ashley Freeman, who will be introducing us to Pilates-inspired home workouts all month long!
Perform each exercise for 45 seconds (swapping sides 1/2 way where needed) with 15 seconds rest between exercises. Repeat 3-4 times to feel the burnnnnnn. 🔥
Side Plank Lateral Leg Lift
Keep the core engaged and the shoulder over the wrist. Lift the hips to the sky whilst keeping the pelvis and top knee facing forward. Lift and lower the top leg with control.
Leg Raises with Overhead Extension
Engage the core and pull belly button to spine. Extend legs and arms out away from the body, then bring them up to vertical with control on the out breath.
Whilst holding the low squat position, take 4 steps forward and 4 steps back. Be sure to keep the knees tracking out over the toes at all times.
Glute Extension + Toe Tap
Keep the shoulders over the wrists and hips facing the ground over the knees. Slowly move through the exercise whilst keeping the core engaged.
Start sitting on the feet and bring one leg at time up to you low squat. Alternate the feet each time.
Parallel to Turn Out Plie Squats
Whilst staying at the bottom of your squat, pulse through the 2 positions smoothly.
+ Check back next Monday for more from Ashley and check out other #MovementMonday routines here!