4 Moves for a Better Bootyby Ashley
These days it is all about the booty! We are a growing generation of empowered women who are throwing out the notion of "looking thin" to instead focus on being healthy and fit. One of the muscle groups many of us woman love (or not so much) to work on are the booty muscles – I myself enjoy my cardio & booty workout day.
There are so many different workouts you can perform to firm your bum. Here are four of my favorite booty exercises from Cosmopolitan.com.
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4 Moves For A Better Booty
(Instructions provided by www.cosmopolitan.com)
Stand with your feet hips-width apart and your hands pressed together at chest level. Keeping your hips square, step your left leg diagonally behind you and bend both knees to a 90-degree angle, keeping the knees behind the toes. Pause, then press into your right heel to return to standing position as you and extend your left leg into a side kick. That's one rep.
Bear Plank Leg Lifts
Begin in a plank position with your shoulders stacked above your wrists, and your body in a straight line between the top of your head and your heels. Lift your right leg and bend the knee 90-degrees, bringing your heel toward your butt. With a flexed foot, squeeze your glutes, and raise your right heel up toward the ceiling as high as you can. Pause, then bring your right knee back to meet your left knee to complete one rep.
Hydrants with Leg Extension
Begin on all fours with your knees hip-width apart and your wrists stacked over your shoulders. Keeping the knee bent to a 90-degree angle, lift the right leg out to hips-height, then extend the raised leg straight out to the side. Pause before you bend the knee again, and bring your leg back to starting position to complete one rep.
Begin on all fours with your knees hip-width apart and your wrists stacked over your shoulders. With a pointed toe, extend your right leg and reach the foot toward the ceiling. Slowly lower your leg to tap the floor. Squeeze your glutes as you lift the leg back to starting position, then lower the leg to tap the floor about a foot to the left of your kneeling foot. Return to starting position to complete the rep.