What if I told you there was a place, a place where you could build-a-booty? The kind that rappers rhyme about, the kind that makes Nicki Minaj throw side-eye, the kind that puts the peach emoji to shame? Stop dreaming, sister! This place exists, and I call it… the gym. I hate to burst your bubble, butt you ain’t gonna get the ass you want by sittin’ on it 😉
If you follow my daily dose of fitspiration on the ‘gram, you know I love (I mean really, love) leg + glute day. Something about the sheer power of the lower-bod vs. the squat rack makes me feel like a bad ass (with a good ass 😉 ). That booty burn is just about the only thing that can get me out of bed before sunrise on a Friday.
While my B-cup totally volunteered as Tribute during my fitness journey, my tight & toned tush dreams are staying alive – thanks, in part, to these three moves (honorable mention to the classic Back Squat):
- Stiff Leg Deadlift (Barbell): tones the hamstrings + lifts the booty
*squeeze at the top*
- Weighted Glute Bridge (Kettle Bell): pumps up the entire glute + (bonus!) works the core
*lower, lift, squeeze, repeat*
- Kneeling Squat (Smith Machine): isolates the tush + emphasizes the top of the booty
*lift, push hips forward + squeeze at the top*
Sprinkle these moves into your favorite Leg Day routine for an extra butt-burn, follow immediately with protein, and wait for the pump. Here is a Leg + Booty Burner that left me begging for foam-roller mercy.
Now, get to squattin’!