Everyone wants a nice butt.
Man or woman – it doesn’t matter. A toned, muscular toosh is undeniably something that most people long for.
And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, perhaps it’s the perfect time to sculpt and shape that little booty of yours.
Now I’m not suggesting you should exercise your buns so that you feel sexy for your significant other. Trust me, you’re a sexy beast already and if your partner doesn’t already know that, he or she is stupid.
I’m suggesting this because you should feel confident and sexy in your own skin. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, feeling appreciative of yourself and body is so important. And if you are confident in who you are and how you look, that confidence will shine through in a ridiculously attractive way.
So for this week’s Fabulous You Friday, I’m offering you my favourite at-home, equipment-free butt routine. These moves will work all of your major booty muscles so hard that it will soon have the perkiness it deserves.
The Ultimate At-Home Butt Workout
Now I can’t take credit for this butt routine. I found it in one of Beachbody’s Slim in 6 workouts years ago. At the time that I tried it, I was in the best shape of my life, so I was shocked that it hurt my butt as much as it did.
Give it a try, and let me know what you think!
– Perform each move slowly for 16 reps, and then fast for another 16 reps.
– All moves are performed on all fours, but drop down so that you’re on your elbows instead of your hands.
– Do not alternate legs. Do all four moves in order on one leg, and then do all four moves in order on the other.
1. Kick Backs
Once you’re down on all fours, your starting position will be having one leg extended straight behind you so that it’s parallel to the floor. Bring the knee of the extended leg in toward your chest, and then return to starting position.
2. Leg Lifts
From the Kick Back starting position, flex your foot and lift your extended straight leg towards the ceiling. Return to starting position and repeat.
3. Hamstring Curls
From that same Kick Back starting position, keep your heel flexed and curl it in towards your bum. You want to be bending only your knee to do this; your hips stay in the same position and your thigh remains parallel to the floor. Return to starting position and repeat.
4. Donkey Kicks
From the Kick Back starting position, curl your heel in half-way and push it towards the ceiling. Bring it back down in towards your chest and repeat. This can also be referred to as the Kneeling Leg Left (see below).
After completing those four exercises, your buns will surely be burning. I know mine were. And if they miraculously aren’t, feel free to adjust the number of reps.
Happy Friday, snobs! Until next time, stay fit and stay fabulous. xo
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