Booty Boot Camp
If you feel your "rear view" needs a makeover, the right fitness routine can help give you a lift. Can you achieve the "perfect" Brazilian beach butt seen on TV? That depends partly on your body type and genes. But most everyone can shape up to look better in jeans. Who doesn't want a backside that turns heads? You can do cardio until you're blue in the face, but you won't build a great bum unless you do some weight training. Not sure which moves or techniques are best for building the perfect booty? We've got you covered. Each weekday we will provide a new tip to show you the moves.
Behind It All: Meet Your Glutes
The shape of the buttocks is defined by muscles known as the glutes. That's the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus, as well as the fat that lies over them. Walking, running, and climbing all work the glutes. Strength training that targets these muscles can help give you a tighter, more rounded look. Adding a few butt-busting moves to your routine may be enough to see a change.
Floor Work: Mountain Climbers
Along with pushing your glutes, mountain climbers work the shoulders, hips, and core muscles. Do it quickly to burn calories while building muscle.
Form: Tighten the abs to protect the lower back. Spread your fingers wide to protect the wrists. Bring one leg in at a time -- bending the knee, like you were running. Keep your upper body steady. Repeat as if you’re running in place.
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