Squats. On squats. On squats.
Ahhh, the ever so awesome “booty” that we all lust after. Where would we be today as a society without our love for twerking and squeezing our cheeks together? It’s a wonderful thing, really. But honestly, I’m SO over the traditional and boring squat. Like, who’s idea even was it to have us make awkward eye contact with the hottie at the gym while straining and lowering our ass to the floor? Yeah, all set. I’ve got an exercise for you that will change the way you feel about working dat booty.
It involves the term “thrust”. Need I say more? Read below 😉
Weighted hip thrust! LOOOVE the way this makes my legs feel.
There’s two ways you can do this exercise: with a machine and without a machine. I suggest starting with a machine until you get your form down. Check out the video below.
Hip thrusts require a weight to be placed across your lap/pelvis and use the force of your lower half to raise your bum up to the sky. Make sure to squeeeeze your cheeks together when you’re pushing up. Sounds super weird but it delivers amazing results. Trust me on this one.
In this video I’m actually using a machine that you lie face down and kick your legs up. I got creative! A smith machine (AKA squat machine) is great for this too. Grab a flat bench and lower the bar of the smith machine over your lap and thrust up. It is more of a controlled motion.
But hey, if you’re feeling derrière-ing, grab a bench and a weighted plate, lie your neck and shoulders across and thrust. 😉
Don’t forget to recover afterwards with L-gluatamine and protein. My favorites are the Restore tablets and Rebuild shake!
Happy butt building!