So ya’ll remember Big Booty Judy from ATL, right? Ok, so that’s where I got the name JUNKFIT Judy from. Silly, I know but I am desperately trying to get my booty together before my 30th birthday. I know I’m not the only one who wants a little more defined ass and thigh for summer 2015. Today I took the advice of a coworker and modified a few things in my leg and booty exercises.
1. I began adding 10lbs to my back extension. I never wanted to add weight to this exercise because I didn’t want to bulk up my back. It wasn’t until I realized that while weight might add more resistance to my back, it would also add resistance to my booty and hamstrings, thus building those muscles up as well. To do this, you have to be mindful of where you pull from. Remember, you should always pull with your glutes and hamstrings on the back extension machine. (3 x 20)
2. I modified my tired ass walking lunges. I think I may have lunged to the moon and back by now and as silly as it sounds, I was sitting there wondering why it’s been so hard to see gains in my legs. I’ve been doing what I’m comfortable with and not stepping outside of my zone. Today I added scissor lunges to my routine. I was shocked at how on point my balance was. (3 x 20)
3. I adjusted my tempo on the leg extension. I was originally extending and holding for just a 1 count but I’ve found that I get a better burn if I hold the extension for 2. (3 x 10)
How do you guys modify your exercises to keep your bodies challenged or to keep seeing results? Let’s share our journeys.