Wednesday, April 4, 2012

4 Amazing Butt Exercises

While most would like to be able to "spot" reduce, it's just not possible.  You have to follow a great diet and you have to exercise regularly!  You can however build muscle in specific areas and then as we all know, the more muscle you have the more calories you're going to burn and the easier it will be to loose those extra pounds.  Once you loose those extra pounds,  you will then be able to see the muscles you have been working on.  I've come up with a few of my favorite butt exercises for you.  Let me know how you like these! :)  
Make it a great day!

Bulgarian Split Squat
These are somewhat of an advanced move so make sure you're comfortable with the basic lunge and squat before you try some of the more advanced exercises.  If you're already advanced, you can add weights to this exercise and get an even better leg workout.  Make sure you're using proper form!  Your forward knee should NEVER go over your forward toe, back straight, shoulders back, looking forward, arms to your sides or you can place them on your hips and your ready to go.

Walking Lunge
The walking lunge is such an effective exercise and should also be performed with proper form.  As a rule of thumb, always roll your shoulders back and hold good posture while performing any exercise.  This works your glutes, quads and hamstrings.

Basic Squat
Ah, the classic squat...what more to say, gotta love these.  Remember good form!

Butt Raises
I learned these back when I was a dancer...If you're more advanced, you can put a dumbbell on your pelvis as you move up and down.  These are great for defining the base of your butt.

Remember, remember...PROPER FORM!!!  Proper form is what will make it or break it.  Don't think you need to do 500 reps in order to get results.  All you need is a good diet, get some cardio in about 4-5 times a week and you will definitely see results.  I usually do about 3 to 4 rounds of 15-20 reps with little to no weight.  You can adjust your weight to your comfort level and goal.

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