Walk Your Dog Workout!By Katrina Scott on
When you have a pup, you know the importance of getting them out for a walk. You also know it's time consuming... sometimes up to an hour out of your day between the morning and nightly walks!
So, what's a girl to do?!
We know you're a busy babe, so we've developed a total body booty-kickin', metabolism revvin' workout that can easily be done during your morning or evening dog walk! All you need are some comfortable clothes and (wo)man's best friend to get an amazing sweat-sesh in! For all you mammas... these moves are also perfect for you!
Lace up your kicks, get your pup on a leash, and let's TONE IT UP!
Run it out!
Pick a spot 15-20 minutes away and run your lil' tushy & pooch to it! Make sure you choose a spot you know you'll be able to stop and do a few exercises at!
Walking Lunges + Kickback
Tones your quads, hamstrings, and booty!
Begin in a lunge position, right leg forward, making sure your knee doesn't go past your toes. Push off the ground with your front heel, extend and lift your back leg behind you squeezing your glutes. Continue walking lunges, alternating kickbacks with each rep.
Complete 20 reps per side, 40 total
Tones obliques and legs!
NOTE: If your pup is a smaller dog, hold onto them with both hands for added weight! If not, do the motions without your dog ;)
Begin standing with legs shoulder-width apart, pooch held up by your chest. Squat down and twist upper body to the right, keeping your pooch at chest height. Straighten legs and lift and extend your pup to the left. Slowly lower back to start.
Complete 12 reps then switch sides!
Side Step-up + Leg Abduction
Sculpts outer booty and legs!
Begin standing with left leg on a small step and right on the ground. Keep your core engaged as you push off of the ground and lift right leg out to the side. Slowly lower back to start.
Complete 15 reps then switch sides.
Step-up + Booty Kickback
Tones booty, hamstrings, and quads!
Begin with left leg on a step and right on the ground. Make sure knees don't go past your toes! Push into your front heel and squeeze your other leg directly behind you. Slowly lower back to the ground.
Complete 15 reps, then switch sides!
Raises your heart rate and increases your metabolism!
Begin standing with one foot on a step. Hop and switch legs. Continue alternating while keeping your core engaged for balance.
Continue for 30 seconds.
Tones your core and raises your heart rate!
Begin in a high plank position with hands on a step or the ground. Make sure hands are directly below shoulders. Bring right knee up to your chest then switch legs. Continue quickly alternating legs while keeping your core engaged.
Complete 20 reps per leg, 40 total.
Tricep Pushup + Booty Kickback
Tones your triceps, booty, and hamstrings!
Begin in a high plank position with feet together and hands directly below shoulders. Lower chest down while keeping elbows tucked by your side. As you lower down, raise your left leg up behind you. Lower leg back down as you push yourself back up.
Complete 12 reps, alternating legs with each rep.
Dips + Leg Extension
Sculpts triceps and quads!
Begin with your pup on your lap (or by your side ;) knees bent and hands on a step or ledge directly below shoulders. Bend at the elbows and lower your booty to the ground as you extend one leg in front of you. Return to starting position.
Complete 20 reps, alternating legs with each rep.
Tones chest and triceps!
Begin in a pushup position with knees on the ground and hands on a step or ledge. Bend at the elbows and lower chest to the ground. Slowly raise back up. If you want to add a little bit of extra weight, put your pup on your back! But only if he's a lil' guy ;)
Complete 10 reps.
Tones booty and triceps!
Optional to place your pup on your lap with knees bent and hands on a step or ledge directly below shoulders. With control, bend your elbows and lower your booty to the ground. Slowly return to start.
Complete 15 reps.
THANK YOU WINSTON FOR BEING SUCH A GOOD SPORT ;)
HE'S MY MORNING WORKOUT BUDDY!
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