Review: Fitness Blender’s At Home Butt and Thigh Workout

Excuse me while I slowly and carefully walk into the room.

Holy moly, I hurt in places I didn’t know had muscles!

This is my first Fitness Blender workout video that features Kelli, and she’s great! Just like Daniel, her instructions are clear and concise, and her “don’t half-ass it” attitude is right up my alley.

Here’s the skinny (from FitnessBlender.com)

Workout Structure

  • Lower Body Strength
  • Timed Interval Sets 45 seconds on, 15 off
  • 2 Sets Each Group (AB/AB Format)
  • No warm up or cool down included (both are recommended)

The Moves

  • Single Leg Deadlift – pretty basic, no trouble for me here
  • 3 Way Lunge (one interval per side) – I have a hard time maintaining balance while lunging, so it’s a move I need to work on
  • Squat Hold & Rock – OW, OW OW OW. This simple move is EFFECTIVE. 
  • Calf Raise Curtsy – Similar to the 3 Way Lunge, I need to work on form
  • Weighted Squat Hops – a basic move that’s harder than it looks! I need to work on keeping my feet wide
  • Wide Squat + Side Leg Lift – I really enjoyed this one, easy to master but effective
  • Assisted Pistol – I don’t think I was doing this right AT ALL, haha.  It felt complicated.
  • Deadlift + Kickout & Lift – made me very aware of how tight my hamstrings are!
  • Reverse Leg Lifts + Pulses through the break – not complicated, but you could feel it
  • Backbow Pulses – they do a lot of backbows on Fitness Blender, but for the life of me I have no idea what they do. I never feel any soreness. 
  • Marching Bridge + Kick – this was super fun! I like bridges. 
  • Inside Thigh Lift – like the Squat Hold & Rock, this move is OW, OW OW OW. 

My Thoughts

I will absolutely be continuing to do this video on Thursdays. It made my Friday kettlebell workout much harder, and I love that. I really like feeling the soreness after, it means I’m working muscles I don’t usually work that hard. Is it for beginners? Probably not. I already do a lot of kettlebell squats, and this made me very sore. Good for someone who wants to target thighs and butt. (I feel it mostly in my thighs but I do feel it in my butt when I sit on a hard surface.

So what do you think? Will you give this video a try? Let me know in the comments!

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3 comments

  1. Based on this post, I tried out the video last night! I thought it was very effective, but I still need to work on my form – especially with the curtsy moves and such, since I kept feeling like my knees were over my feet when I was doing the moves, and I don’t want a knee injury…I definitely need to practice these moves! I do feel tension during the backbow pulses, but I think that’s because my lower back is tight/weak. Like you, I liked the squat hold and rock, and also the bridges. Thanks for posting this!

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