So you’ve been lusting over the butts being paraded by celebrities? Well, you’re not alone.
Millions of people are on the lookout for ways to achieve glorious glutes. But ‘though there are tried and tested exercises that pump up your behind, sometimes the daily grind of going through the same old gym just isn’t much fun.
Enter trendy workouts.
There seems to be a new one sprouting every week, and each one promises to be god’s gift to women wanting the perfect body. It’s tempting to try them all (hey, that’s what the free trials are for), but if you want bootylicious results fast, you need to commit yourself to one that works, asap. Here, we give you the down low on 4 of the trendiest workouts for a bigger butt, and exactly how they can help your derriere.
1. Barre Workouts
This is a dream come true for all frustrated ballerinas, you don’t have to forget about that dancer’s body anymore. The recent resurgence of ballet-inspired workouts has women giddily wearing tutus and tight buns. However, aside from the fun concept, barre exercises can do a great job in lengthening your muscles and toning while still maintaining a lithe form.
For your butt, there are specific barre classes that are focused on developing that famed ballet booty, even models are signing up! Known as Ballet Booty Barre, these classes are an energetic combination of dance, pilates, and yoga.
Want to try a barre move at home to test how effective it is as a booty booster? Try the pretzel.
It looks so graceful, so simple but it’s ridiculously hard and will have your glute burning in about a minute.
2. Boot Camp
With it’s moniker derived from the concept of military boot camps, you can be sure that this workout can torch fat, fast. This workout focuses on high intensity training exercises, and promises fat burn of up to 24 hours after your workout. If you’re looking for a way to perk up a saggy behind, this one is definitely for you.
There are specialized boot camp routines which you can mimic at home, with no exercise equipment needed. Booty boot camp focuses on high intensity interval training (HIIT) that focus muscles workout on the lower half of your body, it’s a great way to get rid of excess fat in your derrière.
The one thing you have to remember to make at-home boot-camp routines effective, is to follow the Tabata structure (20 seconds of HIIT, 10 seconds of rest done over the course of 4 minutes). This kicks your butt into shape much faster since it burns a higher number of calories.
3. Dance Classes
Work your booty, literally. There are hundreds of dance classes being conducted in every city, whether it’s in the neighboring gyms or specialized studios. Sign up for the hip-hop or belly dance classes for maximum impact on your glutes.
Hip-hop classes focus on moves such as twerking. While you should still think twice about twerking in a club, there is no doubt that this moves does wonders for shaping your butt. Sexy belly dance moves on the other hand, focus on sensual hip and butt motions, which does well to sculpt a shapely behind.
Who would’ve thought your favorite childhood pastime could actually be one of the keys to a more aesthetically pleasing behind? More older people are getting into the roller skating bandwagon, because of it’s effects on the lower half of the body.
The gluteus is actually one of the main muscles used to push yourself forward in roller-blading. In fact, the derby position (one of the most common positions in skating, used to keep your balance and move yourself faster) works overtime on your gluteus, since it’s essentially like a squat on wheels. So grab your daughter’s gear (remember to wear all the necessary safety equipment) and head for the closest skating rink!
5. Brazilian Butt Workouts
Started by the famous Brazilian, Leandro Carvalho, this range of workouts promises to deliver bootylicious results through a combination of intense cardio drills, strength training, and conditioning workouts. This workout also promises to “make you want to cancel your plastic surgery appointment”.
While that’s a bold claim, there are legions of Carvalho fans. He trains the Victoria’s Secret Angels for one, and he was also named by New York Magazine as the best fitness class in New York. While there is currently only one studio located in the Big Apple, you can do a number of Brazilian Butt workouts at home by purchasing copies of his DVD exercise series.
6. Kundalini Tantra Yoga
Okay, not all Kundalini or all Tantra yoga classes are awesome for your butt – but look for one in your hood anyway. Maybe it’s ‘cause Kundalini yoga is all about trying to activate the kundalini energy that’s coiled at your spine, but this type of yoga is seriously hip and butt-focused. And it’s addictively fun (and quite strange, to be honest).
You’ll be doing moves like writhing like a snake, which is an amazing workout by the way. The best thing about this type of yoga is that all the focus is on activating the muscles in your hips and butt – the instructor will keep on insisting that all your movements are powered by your butt muscles. Expect to feel a crazy burn in your glutes each time you walk out of class!