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Best Booty-Shaping Exercises

May 9, 2017
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Sun’s out, buns out! A toned butt is always a popular summer fitness goal, but getting bootylicious doesn’t happen overnight.

“Having strong glutes is important not just for aesthetics, but also for injury prevention, says NYHRC 13th Street Personal Trainer, Moe Widdi. “If your glutes are not strong enough, your torso, pelvis and lower body can misalign and cause complications with your back, knees and more.”

Some of Moe’s favorite workouts include squats and Romanian Deadlifts: “You using your entire body to do a squat, which is why they work best, and the range of motion in a Romanian Deadlift is vital in activating glutes and hamstrings.”

Improve your assets with these additional exercises:

The Bridge
1. Lay on your back
2. Bend your knees
3. Plant your feet parallel to your hips, right below your glutes
4. Squeeze your glutes and push your hips upward, then lower down slowly
5. Repeat 40 times or 2 minutes nonstop

Leg Kick
1. Get in crawl position, on your hands and knees
2. Keep arms and legs aligned
3. Lift your leg parallel to your hip at about a 90 degree angle
4. Kick your leg straight out, slowly drop it down, and repeat with the other leg
5. Repeat 20 times for each leg

Bridge
1. Sit with your knees bent and assure both feet are flat
2. Place your hands on the floor, under your shoulders
3. Raise your hips so that your body forms a table top position or bridge
4. Reach one arm towards the ceiling while the other stays on the floor, then switch
5. Repeat 20 times or for one minute nonstop

One Legged
1. Stand on a Bosu pad with your chest upright
2. Raise one knee towards your chest while the other balances the ball
3. After raising it up to your chest, stretch that same leg behind you and stretch your arms out
4. Repeat with the other leg for 20 times each

Need some help getting that dream booty? Book a consultation with one of NYHRC’s personal trainers: http://nyhrc.com/personal-training/

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