Today’s workout is focused on sculpting the lower body. Your butt is a series of muscles. To effectively work and strengthen these muscles you need to exercise them in several different planes of motion. They are made up of fast and slow twitch fibers. These muscles respond to both lower rep and higher rep exercises.
Today’s workout incorporates plyometric movements, static movements, single leg movements, and moves your body through multiple planes to target all of the muscles that make up your backside. It’s a quick routine that will help you maximize your results and train your muscles in a variety of ways.
I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s workout: 20 Minute HIIT Boot Camp: Core & More Fat Burn-No Equipment Home Workout. Remember to listen to your body, and warm-up before your workout. Five to ten minutes of dynamic warm up (jogging, jumping jacks, jump rope, leg swings) will get your heart rate up a little bit, warm up your muscles and prepare you to get the most out of your workout. You actually burn more calories after a warm-up.
Have fun with today’s workout!
|Sumo Squat Part 1:
Squat with chest lifted, butt reaching back behind you.
Don’t let the knees collapse in.
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|Sumo Squat Part 2: Immediately Return to Part 1 and Hop Directly into the air. Video Tutorial: http://instagram.com/p/vL-0RFGHuG/?modal=true|
|Crossing Hip Thrust
Complete all reps right, and then all reps left.
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Weight of choice. Focus on keeping the back flat.
Butt reaches back with weight in the heels.
Squeeze through the glutes and hamstrings to return to standing.
Hold this position. Thighs lower to parallel or as close as you can with knees pressing outward.
Do not allow the knees to collapse inward.
For increased shoulder ROM extend arms as pictured. Hands can also be placed in prayer position.
|Pendulum Squat Hop
Start with both legs together in a close leg squat.
Kick the right leg out to the side with the knee facing forward.
Return to Squat. Repeat Left.
From your starting position hop up, driving your hands toward the ceiling.
|Warrior/Single Leg Deadlift
Focus on keeping the back flat throughout the movement.
Weights stay close to your body.
Back leg extends, knee facing the floor.
Return to standing between each movement.
Complete all reps on both sides.
Keep the back straight.
Hips press back and lower your thighs toward parallel.
Jump into the air and rotate your body 180 degrees.
As you land focus on keeping the back straight and pressing the hips back.
|Single Leg Hip Thrust
Press your extended leg up and toward the ceiling.
Try to lift to a single leg table top position.
Bring the hips back toward the hands and repeat the movement.
Complete all reps and repeat on the other side.
Core tight, extend the hips back and bend at the knees.
Hands can reach over head or hold at prayer position.
Hold this pose.