As I like to tell clients, if you don’t squeeze your own ass, no one else will either. We all know the importance of a high, tight, firm butt, so I’ve decided to offer up three of my favorite glute exercises; one each week. Now get to the gym and get your ass in gear.
Week One: Squats
(Squats, along with other glute and leg exercises/workouts, should be done once or twice a week.)
When you do squats, you should aim for 4 sets of 12 to 15 repetitions. You don’t have to use 400 pound weights like those Muscle Beach guys—that grunting and groaning can be saved for more important occasions. You should find an amount of weight that makes you feel challenged but not strained. Use good form, keeping your core engaged and lower back protected. Squats should make you feel a burn and/or like you have sea legs after you’re finished with the exercise. While most people use a bar on their shoulders for squats, some people prefer to hold weights in their hands. Do whatever is the most comfortable for you.
What many people don’t know is that squats are great for your butt and your upper body. When you squat, you engage more muscle groups than most other exercises. You’re stimulating the natural production of growth hormone, which means you are building additional muscle and burning extra calories. In short, it’s not just about your ass.
Next Week: Lunges!
Any questions? Email me at Reza@RezalutionFitness.com. Leave a comment, below, if you have suggestions for future blogs.