Our Favorite Booty Workouts You Can Do at Home
But you gotta put in work, work, work, work, work, work, work.
Trust. The "works" were counted, and they're totally the right amount.
For those of us who are not considered essential workers, our current duty is to stay at home. We'll say it louder for the people in the back. Stay at home, m'kay?
Now that we've got that clear, let's talk. We've been doing everything at home. Working from home. Ordering groceries on the internet for the first times in our lives. And snacking every fourteen seconds.
What you REALLY need to be doing from home is working out. So when you emerge from your lockdown, you're ready to slay the outside world, and not look like a couch potato. Got it?
And you know we love booties. That's a given. So we're giving you ways that you can work on that cute booty of yours without ever having to go into the gym.
Build a Bridge and Get Over It
Anybody can do the bridge exercise (which means anyone can have a great butt.) To execute bridge, lie flat on your back, then bring you knees up to bend. Then, lift your booty in the air. Hold here, or lift up and down to create sets.
You don't want to feel this one in your back. Make sure that you are keeping your abs tight so that the tension is focused there instead, and that your power is coming from your hips and not your chest.
This exercise actually works your booty out harder than a squat. Huzzah! No more squats.
We Don't Bow, We Curtsy
The curtsy lunge is one of our favorite booty busting exercises because it's basically the regular lunge's fancier cousin. And, it really works out your glutes.
While standing, place your feet hip-width apart. Then, take a step back and to the side, so you're crossing your back leg behind your front leg with your hips pointing forward. Repeat on the other side. Yep, you're doing a curtsy. Regular lunges are great, but you'll really feel this one in your tushy.
Hips Don't Lie
Another booty workout you can do with no equipment at all is a hip abduction. We love this one because it really isolates your side glutes. Another way of saying: it targets your bum.
With feet hip-width apart again, move one leg out from the side of your body. Try to keep your torso as straight as possible, and control the movement from your hips. Repeat with your other leg. If you need a little extra help, place your hands on a chair for balance.
Climb That Mountain
Mountain climbers are the MVP of workouts. They engage your core, but also get to work on toning that butt.
In a plank position, bring your left leg forward underneath your chest. Repeat back and forth with your right leg and climb that mountain. Make sure you keep proper plank position and don't round your shoulders - that's going to make your back sore.
Kickback, Then Relax
As in, you can do your kickbacks then relax. To lift those muscles in your bum, a kickback is a great targeting workout.
Position yourself on your hands and knees. Then, lift your leg in the air, bent at a ninety degree angle. Switch off your legs back and forth. The speed at which you do this move isn't as important as maintaining focus on a tight core and good form.
If you do these moves every day in lockdown, they'll definitely force you to get off your butt. Who's up for the challenge? We know we are. You can also check our Instagram for more at-home workout tips!