If you’re looking to plump up your backside just in time for summer, we have great news for you. There are now dozens of workouts that work on isolating your butt muscles and developing that rounded tush you’ve been wanting without bulking up your legs.
Read on below for a comprehensive overview of both workouts to see which one is better suited for your lifestyle and personality.
Option #1. The Brazilian Butt Lift
Pioneered by Brazilian workout icon, Leandro Carvalho, this exercise routine is a mix or conditioning, training and intense cardio.
In fact, it boasts of having results similar to popular plastic surgery treatments (hence the similar name to a famous surgical butt procedure). If you choose to go for the Brazilian Butt lift, you’ll be in great company.
Carvalho is a trainer for the angels of Victoria Secret, and his signature workout was inspired by the work he’s done on sculpting Alessandra Ambrosio’s perfect bod. If that’s not inspiring enough for you, we don’t know what is.
So now that we know that the Brazilian Butt Lift is supermodel approved, what does it entail?
There are two ways you can do the Brazilian Butt Lift workout. First, you can participate in regular classes in Carvalho’s studio in the Big Apple, or if you live in the other 49 states you can opt for the convenient workout starter kits that Carvalho has made available so you can follow his routine at home.
When you purchase one of the kits, it comes with a series of videos, and a list of workout plan options you can do so you can have customized results. What makes the BBL workout standout is it’s use of Tri-angle training. It counts the butt as three separate muscles and it whips it into shape by using movements from ballet, capoeira and even African dance.
This gives you the benefit of having a workout that grows, lifts, and sculpts the butt into the perfect shape, fast. As an added bonus, the BBL also promises more toned hips and thighs.
In terms of results, those who went though the program can’t help but sing praises about it. One of the great things about this workout is that it mixes up the kinds of routines you do weekly, so there’s a very slim chance of being bored. If things start to get too easy for you, there are options to increase weights and reps in order to keep the challenge.
Aside from that, it also comes with a recommended meal plan so you can see results even faster, and turn your workout into an overall healthy lifestyle. Since Carvalho understands that one of the main reasons workouts fail is the lack of motivation and follow through, this program also assigns you with a dedicated virtual trainer who will keep you on track and who will make sure the program provides you with the results you want.
Option #2. The Booty Slide Workout
In terms of origins, the booty slide is actually very similar to the Brazilian Butt Lift, in the sense that it was started by a passionate individual who wants to have a tailor fit program for her clients. Rebecca Kordecki has had an 18 year long career as a personal trainer and has been responsible for some of the most famous bodies in both hollywood and sports. The Booty Slide is her signature workout, and it has been featured in top national magazines in the US.
Similar to the BBL, there are also two ways you can get the Booty Slide workout. First, you can inquire in a nearby gym if they offer classes (since there are already teacher certification programs on the Booty Slide, it’s easier to find classes for it as compared to the BBL workout) or get the convenient app wherein you can follow along with the workouts at home.
When it comes to the workout itself, it’s main movements come from yoga, pilates, and Slide and Barefoot training. It’s called the booty slide because it utilizes the sliding motion a lot to shape and lift your glutes since the slide targets your core at different planes of movement. It’s also a great option for those who are short on time.
This workout is highly customizable wherein there could be days that your workout is only as short as 10 minutes. Another plus is that it claims to be zero impact, so you don’t have to worry about getting sore muscles or swollen joints the day after. In fact this is also a good exercise to do if you’re in need of rehabilitation from any sort of injury.
The biggest perk of this workout is that it shows results pretty fast (around 2-3 weeks) but it virtually promises zero injuries or joint pains that you would normally get from other high intensity workouts. This makes the workout safe for all ages, and physical capabilities.
So now lets go back to the million dollar question of which booty workout is best?
The honest answer is that it’s really dependent on your lifestyle and personality. We would recommend the Booty Slide workout if you’re a super busy individual who has a crazy schedule yet wants to squeeze in an exercise routine on the go. Being zero impact, it’s also great because it won’t cripple you with joint pains and muscle spasms that will hold you back for the next days. The Booty Slide also promises a full body workout so you don’t have to do separate routines to target other problem areas.
On the other hand, if you need help in self discipline to make sure you stick to your workout routine, the Brazilian Butt Lift might be better for you. It emphasizes a total lifestyle overhaul that might be better if you’re looking for a workout for the long term. The different workout routines of the BBL would also suit someone who is easily bored, since the Booty Slide only has one set of movements that you can follow. To summarize, the most important part of any workout is your commitment to it, so make sure to choose wisely!