As the first chilly Monday, I bring you a new Pilates Butt Workout called the “Lean Mean Legging Routine.” It it an 8 minute routine that you can do at home and follow along with me. Yes, I do it in real time. Jenn Phelan, one of Boston’s favorite Pilates instructors, swears this is her TOP SECRET workout and it had my glutes burning! She calls it her top secret workout because it’s a little risque to do at the gym. Watch to see why.
The video consists of basically one move using 3 different positions that will target different areas of your butt to sculpt, lift and tighten.
Phase 1 is with your feet firmly pressed into a wall with your butt close to the wall. Feet should be parallel and knees at 90 degrees. As you lift your hips up, squeeze your glutes as tight as possible at the top. Do 12-20 hip lifts and after your last rep hold at the top, and pulse 10 times. Repeat for two sets.
Phase 2 is with your heels touching together with feet forming a V-position with toes pointing out (knees pointing out towards 2nd toes. Again, roll up and roll down for 20 reps for the first rep. Squeeze glutes at the top each time. Hold at the top of the last rep and pulse 10 times. Repeat for two sets.
Phase 3 is with feet wider than hip width apart, toes facing outwards, similar to phase 2 but heels are not together. Keep heels pressing into the wall and focus on using your inner thighs. Again, do 20 reps and pulse 10 times at the top. Repeat for 2 sets.
Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel this holiday season to stay motivated, get inspired and learn a few new things along the way! Also, if you liked this workout check out my other workout videos featuring Jenn, Skinny Minnie Midsection Workout and Fusion Pilates Total Body Workout.