Keep calm ladies, summer is right around the corner! If you’re like me and still lost in your winter hibernation eating patterns, then getting in shape is the furthest thing on your mind. We all have those days where we lack that extra motivation to get up and hit the gym, and that’s when my go-to at home booty workout is the perfect push I need. Investing in a good pair of 3-5 lb. ankle/wrist weights is key to any at-home workout in order to achieve that extra burn. I recommend my daily 25 minute routine for the ladies who want to prep for this upcoming season!
I like to start off and end my workouts with a quick 1 minute cardio blast by doing Sumo Squats with Side Leg Lifts:
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart with feet parallel. Bend your knees,(keeping weight toward the back of your heels) lowering your hips to where your thighs are parallel with the floor.
- Rise back up, straightening the legs completely and lifting the left leg out to the side
- As you lower the leg and step back into the initial position, squat down again. Stand up, and do a side leg lift on the alternate leg. Once you lower the leg back to starting position, this counts as one rep.
*The following 5 exercises start with focusing on one leg first (right) then alternating to the other leg (left) and repeating after completing the first 5 workouts. Each exercise below should be 45 seconds (PER LEG) with 3 sets each.*
(Lift your right knee straight upward, maintaining the 90° angle, and imagine driving your heel toward the ceiling. Lower your knee down slowly to initial position and repeat)
(Start in all-fours position and keeping the kneeling position, raise leg out to the side and keep it parallel to the ground. Maintain position for a second and then slowly lower the leg and return to initial position and repeat)
(Similar to donkey-half kicks, however keep your raised leg at a straight 180° angle while lifting it upward throughout the exercise)
Laying Leg Circles:
(Lie on your side and slowly rotate raised right leg in small circles counterclockwise, and left leg clockwise)
One-Leg Bridge Hip Thrusts:
(Lie on your back with feet flat and knees bent. Raise one leg off the ground and lift your hips off the ground by pushing through the floor with your heels. Lower your hips back down slowly and repeat)
*REST for 1 minute & then repeat with alternate leg, ending entire workout with the 1 minute CARDIO BLAST again*
Remember ladies, if you’re just getting back into working out there is no shame in readjusting a workout to fit your body’s rhythm. Increase the amount of sets and time at your own pace, whenever you feel ready. Best of luck darlings!
With love, xoxo