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Buns of Steel 2 Home Workout Guide

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Buns of Steel 2 Workout Guide at Home

We understand the importance of fitness, health and exercise and that’s why we’re encouraging everyone to keep working towards their goals whilst at home. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help each and every single one of you focus on your fitness whilst at home, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. Smash those fitness goals, kickstart your fitness journey and join our fun and inclusive fitness community.

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a Buns of Steel 2 Workout?

Our Buns of Steel workout guides focus purely on your lower body, especially your glutes and help you to strengthen this part of your body and hopefully build more muscle definition too. If one of your fitness goals for 2020 is to build a strong peach and glutes, follow this workout guide because it’s perfect for you. Buns of Steel 2 is the next level up from our first Buns of Steel workout guide so the movements a little harder and we’ve introduced some different bits of equipment that will build up your strength and help you grow those legs.

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What You Need For a Buns of Steel 2 Workout

We’ve aimed to make all of our home workout suitable for everyone regardless of what gym equipment you have access to. We understand this is limited so this workout is a combination of bodyweight exercises that target your legs and glutes. Throughout the workout guide you’ll see reference to dumbbells though. If you have dumbbells, perfect because they’ll help you to push yourself. However, these are all exercise that can be completed just using your bodyweight so don’t worry. Want to use weights but don’t have any to hand? Pick up some jars/tins or fill up a couple of bags of tins for an extra weight. You could also use a couple of water bottles or a bottle of fabric conditioner – get creative and see what you can find around the house. Grab your gym kit and let’s go!

Exercise 1: Squats

Start this workout by warming up your legs with some simple static squats. Stand upright with your legs hip width apart and slowly sit into a squat. Place your arms on your hips or hold them out in front of you – whatever is most comfortable. If you’ve got dumbbells, now is the time to hold one in either hand as you perfom each squat. It’s really important to keep your back straight to avoid injury. Keeping your head upright and facing forwards will help you to get the correct posture. Sit into these squats as low as you possibly can to really engage your glutes.

Repeat 4 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 2: Split Squats (Right)

This next exercise is split into two as you need to work one leg at a time so for Exercise 2 & 3, complete the same exercise but just switching legs. You’ll need your ‘weights’ for this exercise too so grab one weight in each hand. Start with your left leg out in front of your right leg and slowly squat down. Try to get your leg at a 90° angle if you can – this is one rep. After this, return to the upright position and repeat until you have performed all the reps.

Repeat 4 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 3: Split Squats (Left)

This is the same exercise as above, it’s just now focusing on the opposite leg. So, start with your right leg out in front of you and perform exactly as you did before.

Repeat 4 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 4: Squat Jumps

Stand with your feet hip width apart and sit down into a squat like you did for Exercise 1. This time, you need to bring your arms down to your sides as you squat and use them to build momentum with one big swing and then jump into the air. Land onto your feet and repeat the squat jump again.

Repeat 4 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 5: Thrusters

The final movement in our Buns of Steel 2 workout guide is a great exercise. Start your legs in the usual position for a squat and then squat down as low as you can. As you’re coming up from your squat, thrust your arms into the air as fast as you can. Imagine that you’re holding a basketball and as you come up, you’re throwing it into the air. Hopefully this will help you to perform the exercise in the best possible way. A great end to our workout – well done!

Repeat 4 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Watch Our Personal Trainer Video:​

Not sure how to perform each exercise? Want someone to coach you through each movement? Watch our Personal Trainer Laura as she guides you through this full Buns of Steel 2 workout.

Buns of Steel 2 Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Get Fit

Equipment

 

Dumbbells or household alternatives i.e. water bottles, jars/tins, 1kg bags of sugar

Fitness Space

 

2m x 2m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.

Level

 

Beginner

Duration

 

27 minutes

Days per week

 

1

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

1 or 2 times a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts to make sure that they include a wide range of exercises and styles of training. This means that everyone can focus on their body goals and fitness aims throughout the time whilst we have to exercise at home. We aim to switch up these workouts each week. Whatever your goals and however you usually spend time in the gym, take this time to embrace something new and stay on track towards your current fitness goals.

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Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing those goals – use this time to motivate yourself, not cancel out all that amazing progress you’ve made in the gym. All of the exercises that you find in our Buns of Steel 2 Workout Guide can be completed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym once we reopen. You can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

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Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone

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