Wheels of Steel 3 Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Wheels of Steel 3 Home Workout Guide

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Wheels of Steel 3 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 Wheels of Steel 3 Workout?

Welcome to the 3rd and final instalment of Wheels of Steel. This is the most advanced section of the series and will help you to really smash your goals and boost your strength. Wheels of Steel workout guides focuses purely on your legs and help you work on muscle growth and muscle definition. Our expert personal trainers have designed this workout guide so that you can follow it in the comfort of your own home but don’t forget that we provide a wide range of equipment and facilities in our gyms to help you follow this workout guide once we re-open.

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What You Need For a Wheels of Steel 3 Workout

We’ve aimed to make all of our home workouts suitable for everyone regardless of what gym equipment you have access to. We understand that gym equipment is limited and that not everyone has access to free weights but if you have weights, grab them because you’ll need them throughout this workout routine. If you don’t, why not substitute them for some household items such as a couple of water bottles, bags of sugar or a bag full of jars and tins? Get creative and see what you can find around the house! Using weighted equipment in this workout guide will help you push yourself to the next level. 

Exercise 1: Weighted Squats

Start this workout by warming up your legs with some simple static squats. Grab a dumbbell in each hand, a kettlebell with two hands or whatever household alternative you have and stand upright with your legs hip width apart. Slowly sit down into a squat and then return upright. It’s 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 5 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Remember 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.

Exercise 2: Weighted Lunges

You’ll need your weights again for this exercise – hold a weight in each hand and stand with your feet about shoulder width apart. With your left leg, step out and lower your body into a lunge, bending at the knee. Push upwards through your heels and return back to your starting position. Alternate this process on your right leg and keep doing so until you’ve completed all of the reps.

Repeat 5 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 3: Step Ups

For this next exercise, you’ll need access to some kind of raised platform. This could be a sofa, bed, coffee table or just a sturdy storage box. Whatever it is, it needs to be able to hold your body weight. Stand upright with your feet together directly in front of your raised platform. Simply step up onto it with your left leg, bringing both feet together on the platform. Step down and repeat this movement on the alternate leg.

Repeat 5 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Remember 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.

Exercise 4: Weighted Reverse Lunges

This is slightly different movement to your first set of lunges as these target your glutes and hamstrings more than quads. Pick up your ‘weights’ in either hand and stand with your feet shoulder width apart. To perform a reverse lunge safely, perform your first couple of reps slowly to perfect your from. Stand up straight with your feet shoulder width apart and then push your left back into a lunge position and lower yourself to the ground. Return upright and then repeat with your right leg. This is a great exercise for your glutes and hamstrings.

Repeat 5 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 5: Weighted Goblet Lateral Lunges

Start your lateral lunge exercise by standing upright with your legs shoulder width apart. Now, step out onto your leg left so that you’re performing a lunge but to the side. Use your arms to help you maintain balance. Once you’ve done this, return to your standing position. Repeat the exact same movements as before but this time on your right leg. When performing the lunges, try to get as low as you can as this will have a better impact on your legs and glutes.

Repeat 5 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.

Exercise 6: Weighted Goblet Squats

You’ll need your weights again for this final exercise or any alternative that you’re using in the meantime. Start by standing upright and holding your weight with both hands close to your chest. Stand with your feet hip width apart and sit down into a low squat. A goblet squat is all about that depth so try to get as low as you can to really feel the benefits of this exercise.

Repeat 5 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Watch Our Personal Trainer Video:​

Not sure how to perform each exercise? Want someone to coach you through each movement? Watch our Personal Trainer Michele as he guides you through this full Wheels of Steel 3 workout.

Wheels of Steel 3 Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Get Fit

Equipment

 

Weighted equipment or household alternatives

Raised platform (sofa, bed, coffee table, storage box etc)

Fitness Space

 

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

Level

 

Intermediate

Duration

 

40 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.

Follow this Wheels of Steel 3 Workout by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more!

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 Wheels of Steel 3 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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