Monday, March 30, 2015

Glut Work

booty blaster! Wow, never realized how weak my backside is until I tried this and it's only 10 minutes.....10-Minute Tush-Toning Pilates Workout

So often as we think of working the glut max, the first exercise that comes to  mind is squats.  While squats are one choice, it's not the only exercise and maybe not the best. Single leg squats, seated leg press, and step-ups are among other good choices. The quadrupled hip extension is also a great choice often overlooked by the more serious because it doesn't feel that hard. However, as you can see in the picture, placing a weight behind the knee or a weighted ball or even using ankle weights can change the "feel" of it quite a bit. As you do more reps the harder it gets and you can always follow up, super set, with another exercise to challenge the same muscle.  I like this exercise because it uses a lot more than just the gluts when done properly. Slouch here and you might end up with a back ache forfeiting all the good it can do.  Quadrupled hip extension is also recommended for strengthening the lower back. It's a "two for the price of one" exercise.

Photo: Pinterest/ POPSUGAR Fitness