Join Andrea Metcalf and Juan Pedro as they go over a few easy workouts designed to tone your backside.
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How to Tone Your Butt
Audra Lowe: Time for some toning up and we all have our stubborn spots when it comes to getting our bodies in shape. And one of the biggest offenders is the bottom. But how can we get the rear in gear? Better’s fitness expert Andrea Metcalf shows us how we can tone that butt in today's getting fit.
Andrea Metcalf: You know everyone wants the answer to that question especially with Hollywood telling us what a bottom curvy side we need to have. So I’ve got four moves that we can do to help build your bottom line. And Juan Pedro from Equinox in New York, his going to show you some of pieces well.
First move I have is a side launch. Step out to the side, press down into the hips, and push back in. You want to make sure that your toes stays forward and the weights into your heel, really push and extend and press it back in together. It’s a simple move but you can make a lot harder with adding resistance or a step.
Juan Pedro: You know Andrea I actually I have really good one that my clients end up enjoying a lot. What I like to do with people is a split squat and what I like to do is drop to one knee. You want the heel real close to your knee below the front foot and you want your navel right over that front heel.
As you come up, you want to extend this left hip forward. Putting all the weight unto your left glut, helping you firm up the butt as much as you want, go back down.
Andrea Metcalf: As much you want, I want it a lot. Squeeze it.
Juan Pedro: Full squeeze all the way up.
Andrea Metcalf: Well this reminds me of another exercise, a single leg touch down with the demi plie. So we’re going to lift that back leg, that’s going to give us some glut work, bend the knee and reach then. Now this is a really good one, you can do at home when you’re picking up toys or clothes or whatever it is you find on your floor. And just reach, press and down. Now all three of these exercises you should do on both sides and about 12 to 15 reps. You’ve got anything else?
Juan Pedro: Yes, definitely. I like going down to the floor. You’re going to lay—right at fingertip length. You want to have your feet hip width apart. Shooting your hip up, squeezing your butt at the very top. For all to see, we’re not over to the back getting full extension in the hip tighten your butt firmly.
Andrea Metcalf: Yes, this is a great one, bridging is one of the best ways to help support that lower back and open up the hip flexors. And as you get more advanced, you can put your feet on a bench or a ball. And we can also do it single leg. These are great exercises to build a better back side and this is one at Equinox. I’m Andrea Metcalf. These are our four tips on how to build a better back side.
Audra Lowe: Thanks Andrea and if you guys have any questions for Andrea, just email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.