Today I’m bringing you the ultimate butt workout! It’s time to tone that tush, and I know this because they have bathing suits on display at Target now. Maybe it’s just me but the first sight of bikinis hanging on display in the store and I am instantly aware of the toning and shaping I wish I would have focused more on in the winter time.
Luckily it’s getting warmer here and I tend to crave lighter healthy foods and get outside more which helps remove that pesky winter layer. In the winter I just want to eat cookies and chili and stuffed sweet potatoes, and apple cake. I often find myself in a workout rut during the winter, doing mostly elliptical or treadmill workouts. But like I said in last weeks 10 Minute Tone Up, it’s time to get busy in the gym.
Today I’m sharing with you an awesome workout that will help tone and lift that booty as well as help build up your core (bonus!!). It’s just 10 minutes and can easily be done in the morning before you get started with your day and does not require any high-intensity moves or anything too strenuous. You could also do this in the living room while watching your favorite show. Please don’t let that description make you think that this workout will not leave you with your legs shaking. I love you small isolated movements that shape my legs and glutes.
This Ultimate Butt Workout should be done two times through for a total of 10 minutes!
30 seconds V-sit – Arms and legs are straight, back at a 45 degree angle, hold strong and be active in your muscles the entire 30 seconds!
30 seconds Russian Twist – to whittle your middle Let’s face it having a tight tush gets you no where if you have a muffin top!
30 seconds bicycle – really work to keep your legs active. Bring your elbow/upper body to your bent knee instead of your knee to your elbows. Slow and steady here!
Romanian Deadlifts – grab a weight and hold the weight in the hand on the side that is staying planted to the ground. Stand with your weight in one leg. With a straight back and proud chest, keeping your grounded leg straight, slowly lower the weight down toward the ground, keeping the weight as close to the body as possible while lifting the other leg off the ground. Take weight just past the knee cap. KEEP YOUR BACK FLAT!! Slowly return to standing, reversing that move.
Get into a bridge position by laying on your back. Bring your feet as close to your butt as possible. Arms close to the side of the body. Press up into the feet while keeping your shoulders glued to the ground, pushing your hips up into the air.
- Slow bridge – slowly raise and lower the hips for 3 count each direction
- Fast bridge – speed this up to 1 count each direction
- Hold bridge – hold the bridge at the top, squeezing your butt
Donkey Kicks – Get on hands and knees, with the back flat. Keeping the legs bent, raise one foot up in the air until your knee is parallel with the hip. Don’t lean into the other side of the body, work to keep the core stable and weight equally distributed in hands. Keep the hips neutral. Return the knee to starting. Repeat.
What about you?
- Do the bathing suit displays make summer seem WAY to close for comfort?
- What is your favorite butt sculpting move?
- Do you normally do workouts to focus on your glutes?