If you haven’t added the glute bridge into your lower body workouts you may want to start!
Did you know that your glutes (butt!) are the largest muscle group in your body?
Now, I know I can hear some of you saying…”No joke Diane, I know my ass is the largest part of my body. Why would I want to make it bigger”.
Listen here smarty pants, working the glutes means you are challenging your body to recruit more energy to move that muscle.
This equals higher calories burned POST workout, more overall lean sexy muscle mass which means your body will burn more calories at rest.
Hence why I am trying to convince you ladies to stop thinking the treadmill is the way to your skinny jeans. 🙂
Building the glutes means a tighter, firmer more shapely lower half. More muscle in your glutes will mean a HUGE reduction of the appearance of cellulite.
I work my glutes typically 3-4 times per week with explosive body weighted movements (jump squats, switch lunges), compound movements that involve the hamstrings and quads as well (different kinds of squats, lunges, etc.) and let’s not forget about the hip extenders such as this great hip bridge and hip thrusters.
You don’t have to have access to big heavy weights to make a difference.
Start with doing these unweighted first and you can even set a pair of dumbbells on your hips to increase and add some resistance. Don’t have dumbbells? Find something – anything! Bag of cat or dog food, gallon milk jugs filled with water, a small child lol.
Try adding these into your workout 1-2 times per week.
If you can aim to do 3-4 sets of 10-12 reps you are well on your way to increasing glute strength, tightening and firming the tooshie and noticing a more sculpted derrier.
Get the full video and demo instructions in this video below: