Jul 25, 2014

The 5 Best Exercises for Your Booty

The 5 Best Exercises for Your Booty
Here's the email that you've been waiting for – everything you need to know to shape up your booty in time for swimsuit season. 

Here are the 5 Best Exercises for Your Booty: 

BEST Booty Exercise #1: LUNGE
An amazing exercise that targets the muscles of your butt, thighs, and hips is the lunge. Putting one foot out in front of the other, lower your body toward the ground, keeping your abdominals tight and your torso straight. Lower until the front knee is bent at 90 degrees and not extended past your toes. Stand back up and then extend the opposite leg and bend. Perform 10 repetitions. For an increased workout, hold dumbbells in each hand or use a barbell. 

BEST Booty Exercise #2: HIP LIFT
At CrossFit Reach we have a piece of equipment called a GHD (Glute Hamstrig Developer).  This is an awesome way to improve your posterior chain making it stronger than evern.  However if you are at home and want to get a similar results, a great exercise to work your glute muscles is the hip lift. To do this exercise, lie on the floor with your back flat, knees bent, and feet resting on the ground. While keeping your arms at your sides on the floor, lift your bottom and lower back off of the floor. Hold for a few seconds, and then slowly lower yourself. Repeat. To work your muscles even more, lift a leg in the air when you raise your bottom off the ground. Lower yourself and then repeat, lifting the other leg. 

BEST Booty Exercise #3: BANDED SHUFFLE
This is a great exercise to get your heart pumping and work your buns. To do this exercise, you'll need an elastic sports band. Stand up straight with your legs hip-width apart and tie the band around your lower legs. Squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor, your back is straight, and your abdominals are tight. While in this squatting position, take several steps to the left, then several to the right. You may need to use your arms for balance, but your butt muscles should feel a workout. 

BEST Booty Exercise #4: Squats
One of the oldest and most functional exercises around, the squat is the holy grail of improving that booty. You can use your bodyweight or even a barbell to achieve the results you want.  In order to perform a proper squat be sure to 1.) Keep your weight on your heels with toes slighty pointed out 2.) Send your butt back before bending your knees 3.) As you go down be sure to keep your knees out and tracking your toes. 4.) Decend to the point where you hip crease is below your knee. There is no way you can't improve your booty by doing squats.  

BEST Booty Exercise #5: Deadlifts
Often mistaken for a back exercise, the deadlift is actually designed to strengthen both your glues and hamstrings. In order to avoid hurting your lower back, be sure to keep your chest up, weight on your heels and keep that barbell in contact with your body on the way up and also making sure that barbell travels in a straight line down back to the floor. 

Burn, Baby, Burn! These 6 exercises are excellent ways to burn extra fat off your booty while adding the definition you desire. Not used to working your gluteal muscles? You'll definitely feel the burn the first few days, but the end result will be worth the effort! 

Please resist the urge to let past failures get you down. I don't care how many times you've tried and failed to transform your body – and you shouldn't either. What matters is that you're motivated NOW, so let's grab that momentum and get moving! 

The one and only way to reshape your body (and your booty) is with a combination of cardio exercises, a healthy diet, and the right resistance workouts targeted for the butt and thighs. This is the winning combination that will see you through to your goal. 

If you're serious about transforming your body then call or email today to set up a consultation with me. Together we will create the perfect program that will quickly get you into the body that you deserve. 

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