Looking to turn your butt into a BOOTY? Then you’ll love this nine-move workout designed to lift, sculpt and firm your backside. This workout is separated into two sections; in the first, complete the first four moves one right after the other.
For the second half of the workout, you’ll do an explosive power move (jump squats) in between each of the last five exercises. Are you ready to sculpt the booty of your dreams? Let’s get started!
Equipment you’ll need:
- stability ball
- 2-3 lb. dumbbell
- heavy dumbbells (8-20 lbs. depending on your fitness level)
- workout step or kitchen stool
Workout: Run through entire workout a total of 2 times for beginners and 3 times for those at an advanced fitness level.
SLIDE 1/9 – 1. FIRE HYDRANTS
Step 1: Start on all fours, with your hands directly under your shoulders and your knees directly under your hips. Keep shoulders and neck relaxed, your core tight.
SLIDE 3/9 – 3. KNEELING LEG LIFT
Step 1: Knee with hands below your shoulders and your knees hip-width apart. Place a 2-3lb dumbbell in the crease of your right knee.
Step 2: Keeping your knee bent, raise your right leg out to the side, until your thigh is parallel to the floor, keeping your hips square. Lower your leg back to starting position. That is one rep.
SLIDE 2/9 – 2. KNEE CROSSOVER KICK
Step 1: Start on all fours, with your hands directly under your shoulders and your knees directly under your hips. Place a 2-3 lb. dumbbell in the crease of your right knee. Keeping the right knee bent, flex right foot and lift knee to hip level.
Step 2: Lower right knee to outside of left knee, then diagonally lift it back to hip level. That is one rep.
Step 2: Slowly raise your leg, keeping it at a 90 degree angle, the bottom of your foot toward the ceiling. Squeeze your glutes while keeping your back straight and abdominal muscles engaged.
Step 3: Hold and return to the starting position. That’s one rep.
SLIDE 4/9 – 4. GLUTE RAINBOW
Step 1: Start on all fours, with your hands directly under your shoulders and your knees directly under your hips. Take one leg and bring it out to the side, keeping your foot on the ground.
Step 2: Exhale and lift the leg up as you move it behind you until it’s extending straight back from the hip.
Step 3: Without stopping, continue to move the leg behind you, crossing over the grounded leg. Draw the toe to the floor and tap the other side if you can. Keep the entire movement slow and controlled. Reverse the rainbow movement. That is one rep.
SLIDE 5/9 – 5. SUPERMAN BALL LIFTS + JUMP SQUATS
Step 1: To get into your starting position, come to all fours and place the ball securely between your ankles. Walk yourself down to your belly with your arms extended in front of you, face to the mat. (Modification: Fold your arms under your head and rest your forehead on it.)
Step 2: Squeeze the glutes tightly as you lift the ball off the floor. At the same time, lift your chest and reach your arms in front of you. Try not to press your belly into the floor with great force. Keep the work in your backside and maintain length from your fingertips to toes. With control, lower the ball. (Modification: Keep your head resting on your arms and skip the chest lift.)
SLIDE 8/9 – 8. ELEVATED SPLIT SQUAT WITH DUMBBELLS + JUMP SQUATS
Step 1: Rest right foot on a bench directly behind you, holding heavy dumbbells at sides with palms facing each other.
Step 2: Keeping abs tight and back straight, bend your left leg and lower your hips toward the floor until your front thigh is parallel to the ground. Press back up through the heel of your front leg to starting position.
SLIDE 9/9 – 9. HAMSTRING BALL TUCK + JUMP SQUATS
Step 1: Lie on your back with your heels planted on top of a stability ball. Raise your hips up and form a flat bridge. Your shoulder blades should be anchored into the ground, with your arms on the floor for support.
Step 2: Squeeze your booty and roll the ball in, thrusting your hips up into the air as far as possible. Pause at the top and lower back down to the floor. That is one rep.
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