Health & Beauty

Work Your Butt Off

Today, we’re going to work our butt off, literally.  Here are two bootlicious workouts that will have you skinny-jean ready in no time.

Hip Lift

Lie on your back with your arms at your sides with your knees bent and your feet on the floor.  Lift your hips toward the ceiling. Hold for 1 count, and then lower back down. Repeat for one minute and make sure to squeeze once you’re up there. If you’re looking for a challenge, extend one leg up towards the ceiling. (As seen in photo above)

Bar Burn

For this exercise, you would ideally use a ballet bar.  But if you’re home, something like the front of your bed, a kitchen counter, or a sturdy chair can work. Stand in front of the sturdy counter and place your forearms on top.  Bend at your waist. Point the right leg out behind you, so it’s still touching the floor.  Then lift as high as you can, but without compromising your hips. Your hips should be balanced and both at the same level.  Usually, we tend to lift the right hip really high.  Watch out for that.  Also make sure the standing leg (the one not in the air) is slightly bend, so it protects the knee.

Once your resting on your forearms with your right leg completely straight behind you, you want to start with small raises.  Raise your leg slightly 30 times.  Pointed toe.

Next, you’ll want to move your leg from right to left (still raised and straight knee) for 30 times.

And last, you’ll rise your right leg in small movements but with a flexed foot this time.  You’ll do 30 of these, too.

Do all three variations in sequence and without breaks.