Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity. We'll hear their inspiring stories firsthand, whether fighting back from a career-ending injury or transforming their lives and bodies through diet and exercise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
The Future Of Us is a powerful original series from television personality, futurist, filmmaker and techno-philosopher, Jason Silva. In this series, Silva shares his excitement around recent discoveries and inventions.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
In this fitness video Sue Flemming will show you how to tone your thighs and butt quickly and easily.
Tags:How to Tone Your Thighs and Butt,fitness guide,Fitness Tips,guide to exercises,how to shape your butt,How to Tone Your Butt,mag rack,shape your thighs,tone your rear,tone your thighs
Grab video code:
Hi! I'm Sue Fleming, author of the Buff Series of fitness books. Today, I'll show you how to sculpt your hips, get a better butt and look buff in jeans.
Feeling not so buff below the belt. Well, don't let those low-rise jeans get you down. Here are 5 great exercises that will help trim your thighs and get your butt taut and toned.
The first exercise we're going to do is called the Buff Walk. Stand with two dumbbells with your palms facing in and feet together. Take a giant step with your right foot, forward and try to touch the ground with your left knee. Switch legs, keeping your back nice and straight, and your abdominals tight. Exhale on the way down; take a nice deep breath on the way up. This is a great exercise that helps tone your butt, quadriceps and hamstrings. In the beginning, aim for 10 steps with each foot and then work up to 20.
The next exercise we're going to do is a Pulsing Squat. Stand with your feet slightly more than shoulder with apart, and place two dumbbells in your hands with your palms facing in. Slowly lower your body, like you're sitting in a chair, and raise up to about 3 inches and continue to pulse up and down for about 20 repetitions. Keep your heels pointed firmly on the ground and keep your back as straight as possible. Exhale on the way down, and breathe in on the way up. You should really feel that exercise working your butt and your quadricep muscles. Aim for 25 repetitions in 3 sets.
The next exercise we're going to do is a Lying Dumbbell Leg Curl. Lie face down on the coffee table, and if it's too short, place your hands flat on the ground in the push-up position. Make sure your knees are hanging slightly off the table. Place a dumbbell between your feet and slowly lift your legs and slowly lower the dumbbell not letting gravity pull you down. Exhale as you lift the dumbbell and then breathe in.
Make sure to really keep your lower back nice and flat. Push your hips into your coffee table and slowly lower the weight. If you don't have a coffee table, lie flat on the floor and make sure you keep your hips pressed in. Your goal is three sets of 12 repetitions.
This next exercise is called Super Glutes. Kneel in front of a fitness ball, and walk forward and place your hands flat on the ground. The ball should be right underneath your pelvis. Keep your feet off the ground, and you're going to lift your legs at the same time, pause and then lower. This is a great exercise that works the butt and the lower back. Exhale and relax. Exhale and breathe in.
This exercise is especially important if you want your butts to look great in jeans. Keep your lower abs nice and tight so your lower back does not hollow out. Your goal is for 3 sets of 12 repetitions.
The next exercise we're going to do is the butt lift on the floor. Lie on a fitness mat with your back on the ground. Knees are bent and your feet are flat on the floor. Raise your hips and keep your hands and palms down. Lift your right leg, point your heel towards the ceiling and push your foot towards the ceiling. Keep your heel flexed, exhale and breathe in on the way down. This is a great exercise to target your butt. Remember, try to keep your leg as straight as possible and drive your heel towards the sealing. After 12 repetitions stop and repeat with your other leg.
Keep the weight of your body on your upper shoulders; keep your hips up and really drive your heel into the ceiling keeping your leg as straight as possible. Your goal should be for three sets of 12 repetitions. So get your rear in gear. In record time you're going to look buff in jeans.