Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Leg Day: Hamstring Focus

I realized as I was walking out of the gym yesterday how different I feel in comparison to how I was feeling here. It was 6 weeks ago, but I remember how horrible I felt like it was yesterday. There is honestly no comparison at all, taking a week off was the best thing I've ever done. I sleep better at night, have tons of energy for my workouts, and overall just feel 100% better. I know I've said it a million times, but make sure you give yourself some rest. Seriously.

Before I share the last workout in my weeks worth of workouts, I wanted to share my new favorite snack.... I have no idea what to call it, but it's good! It's just 1/2 cup lactaid cottage cheese, 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup unsweetened Silk Almond Milk, 1 T vegan carob chips, and 2 packets of Truvia. I make this after the gym and the oats are nice and fluffy for my snack about 2 1/2 hours later. It doesn't look particularly appetizing, but give it a try if you're looking for a sweet treat.

Here it is- the last workout in this weeks series! I'm going to repeat these for a couple more weeks and then switch things up completely. Have to keep the body guessing.
Barbell Squats- 4 sets of 10-12. First two sets at 85 and the last two at 95lbs.

Barbell Squat

Single leg deadlifts. 3 sets of 12- I used a 30lb dumbbell.

Kettlebell One-Legged Deadlift

Lying leg curls super set with ball roll in- 3 sets of 10. Leg curls were at 40lbs.

Lying Leg Curls

Ball Leg Curl

Seated leg curl 3 sets of 10- 55lbs, 60lbs, and 65lbs.

Seated Leg Curl

Get ready to waddle out of the gym and holding your pee til the last minute because it hurts to sit down :)

*PS- I realized recently that somehow a lot of my links in the recipe section are linking to the wrong posts. I'm not sure how this happened, but I do know it's going to take me for freakin' ever to fix. I'll let you know once I've fixed them, but until then feel free to use the search bar to find recipes :) *


  1. Love hamstring workouts! I think they are a muscle that a lot of people forget about!

  2. My legs are always on fire after doing the seated leg curl!

  3. I love finding new blogs! I found yours last week and Iam loving it! I love single leg deads! They always make me sore!!
    My blog is www.bodyofamother.com Check it out! we have a lot in common!
    Keep up the good work!

  4. Thanks for the hamstring workout! FYI, I don't think your picture of your new concoction is loading...

  5. I can say that tomorrow I might struggle to get out of bed :) Already feeling it right after leaving the gym and taking the stairs
    One question Brittany. I have a gym on campus at work. We don't have all the equipment a normal gym has so instead of the lying leg curl I did good mornings. Do you think that's a good substitute?


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