Booty Time! Are you looking for moves to add to any workout that are super challenging? I have found a few for you. Im focusing on toning my tush big time. A few of the moves listed below were new to me – which I love – and require more than just your booty to be done properly.
A couple of tips. Really slow it down and stay in the moment. Focus on pulling your belly button to your spine. Don’t forget to breathe. Shoulders down – think of tucking them into your back pockets – and try not to look down. Keep your gaze up – this will help with the shoulders down and allow your tush and lower body to really activate.
More descriptions are below!
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1. LungeBottoms-Up Lunge into Crossover
Kneel on right knee with left foot forward. Push down into left heel and stand, squeezing glutes at the top. Step right foot forward on a diagonal across your body. Bend your knees and lower into a crossover lunge. Push off your right heel and return to standing. Step right foot back and lower into starting position.
2. Side Lunge Shift
Step your right foot to the side, send your hips back, and bend your right knee to lower into a side lunge. Staying low, shift to the other side so your left knee is bent, right leg is straight. Push off of your left heel to stand. Repeat, starting with the left foot stepping sideways.
3. Single-Leg Squat Reach Across
Stand on your right leg with left foot a few inches off the ground, arms at your side. (You do not need to lift your left knee high. This should be a relaxed, balanced position.) Send your hips back, bend your right knee, and lower into a squat. As you lower, reach your left arm across your body, toward the outside of your right foot. Get as low as you can (try to touch the ground), but make sure right knee doesn’t extend past right toes. Return to starting position. Repeat on the other side.
4. Side Skaters
Stand with feet together and crouch down by pushing hips back, keeping back flat and abs engaged. Jump as far as you can to the right, landing lightly on the ball of your right foot. Now jump as far as you can to the left, engaging glutes to push off, and land lightly on left foot. Repeat.
Make it easier: Take big steps side to side.
5. Single-Leg Hip Lift
Lie faceup with knees bent, arms comfortably at your side, and feet shoulder-width apart. Use both arms to hug right knee to your chest. Push up, engaging left glute and core, to lift hips off the ground. Hold for a count of 5. Lower down, and switch (so left foot is hugged), and lift again, this time engaging the right glute.
Make it easier: Don’t hold at the top of the hip thrust.
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