Happy September! Here’s our September Sweatfest workout calendar. It includes an effective mix of total body training, upper/lower splits, HIIT, steady state and rest. I hope you enjoy it and see some awesome results 🙂
Lean Mean Leg Workout + 15 min HIIT (30 seconds on, 30 off x 15 rounds)
HIIT 25: Alternate 1 minute HARD and 1 minute easy
Resistance band loop leg workout; 15 min hills: increase the incline every 30 seconds until you can’t take it any more. Hold it here for 1 minute before decreasing the resistance and repeating
All arms workout; HIIT 25: 30 seconds hard, 30 seconds easy x 25 rounds
HIIT 30: .5 mile hard, .5 mile easy. Alternate until you hit 30 minutes
15 minute circuit; HIIT 20: 45 seconds HARD, 15 seconds easy x 20 rounds
Here is your September Squat Challenge!
This is meant to be performed on non-consecutive days. Please be mindful of any knee/hip/joint considerations and as always, check with a doc before making any fitness changes. Each time you complete the squat challenge, tag me on Instagram (@fitnessista #squatchallenge) or leave a comment below! Excited to join in this one with you… Extra strength, power, and booty perkiness are always welcome. 😉
**********The first number in each row corresponds to the date you’ll complete the following moves. For example on September 1st, you’ll do 3 sets of 20 air squats. September 3, you’ll do 3 sets of 15 plie squats, and so on.
Air squats: your classic bodyweight squat. Keeps at least hip distance apart, chest lifted, core tight, and sit your hips down and back. like you’re trying to tap a chair behind you. Go as low as your flexibility allows, aiming to get your thighs parallel to the ground with your squat.
Plie squats: feet are wide (at least shoulder width apart). Squat so your knees go towards your toes, but not PAST them. If this happens, you need a wider stance. Keep your chest lifted and try to get your thighs parallel to the ground.
Wall squat: stand with your back against a wall and walk your feet out in front of you. Slide your hips down so it looks like you’re sitting in an invisible chair, with your legs at a 90 degree angle (and knees stacked directly above your ankles). Hold it here and for extra fun, hold a flat weight on your chest.
Squat jumps: Start in a low squat and spring up to jump, reaching both arms towards the ceiling. Land softly with knees slightly bent.
Heavy weighted squats: hold a pair of heavy dumbbells and be sure to keep your chest lifted.
Single leg squats: place one foot in front of you, either resting on a stability ball or balancing above the ground and perform your squat with one leg. If this is too much, use a stability ball and try a baby squats to build your strength before attempting to go all the way down.
Goblet squats: hold a kettlebell or dumbbell at your chest with the weight perpendicular to the floor.
Plie squat jumps: same as a squat jump, but starting in a wide plie squat position.
Barbell squats: with a barbell on your back (behind your neck on the meaty part). Keep your chest lifted.
Split squats: place one let on a bench about 3 feet behind you (depending on your leg length). Sink down and watch your front knee to make sure it doesn’t extend past your front toes.
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Leave a comment below each time you complete a squat challenge or September Sweatfest workout 🙂
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