I have a confession to make. At the gym, if I see someone who I think has a killer body, I’ll watch what they do at the gym. Sometimes I create stories for the “characters” I see on a regular basis. I like to guess if they played a sport in college, recently lost weight or are trying to add definition. If this sounds incredibly lame, it’s probably because you actually get to interact with others on a daily basis. I work from home and going to the gym is usually the most human interaction I get… which is why I love the Junior League and weekends.
So anyway, I am going on vacation in March to South America. As I said yesterday, my new focus is on lifting the booty this month leading up to my journey down south. I created a butt lifting video that you can do at home without any equipment. I saw a girl at the gym doing a few of these moves and she had an amazing body. She was the inspiration for this sequence.
I’ve been practicing these moves myself since I was a freshmen in college, but have neglected them the past year or so. I find that whenever I see someone with a great body doing a move, I assume they must be doing it regularly and if it worked for them, why not me? While all bodies are different and results will show differently on individuals, this undoubtedly is a great booty and ab workout.
Challenge: Do this workout today!
- 8 Hip Lifts
- 8 Single Leg Hip Lifts (Right, then Left)
- 8 Side Plank Leg Lifts (Right, then Left)
- 12 Bicycle Crunches
- Forearm Plank with 8 Leg Lifts (Right, then Left)
- Forearm Plank with 8 Side Leg Lifts (Right, then Left)
- Hold Plank for 10 more seconds
- Do 1 Push up (or more if you can)
Rest for 30 seconds. Repeat two more times.
I have overdeveloped quads from improperly doing leg exercises, years of running and playing soccer. I created this routine so that I could focus on giving my booty a lift while minimizing the amount of quad involvement.
From start to finish, this will take you no more than 10 minutes. Do it after a day of cardio, Pilates or Yoga!
Do you watch what other people do at the gym? I know in my Gym Pet Peeve video, many said they detested when the person next to them would look at their treadmill speed or elliptical level. Is this borderline the same thing? Am I committing one of the most hated gym habits?