For years, Hollywood has been showing off a bigger, shapelier backside. Boost your bottom line with three "booty buzz" exercises designed by personal trainer Andrea Metcalf.
Starting on your elbows and knees, press one foot toward the ceiling. As you begin, your knee should be parallel to the floor; extend it 3 to 6 inches higher. Keep your abs tight to prevent arching of the lower back. Perform 30 reps on each leg.
Looking for a greater challenge? Move one arm behind your back and work that waistline at the same time.
Single Leg Circles
Just like the bottom push-ups, start on your elbows and knees and extend one leg toward the ceiling. Keeping your leg lifted and straight, make small circles the size of a paper plate for 20 repetitions clockwise. Now do the same going counterclockwise for 20 repetitions. Change sides and do another 20 clockwise and 20 counterclockwise repetitions.
Reverse Plank Lifts
Start with your fingers pointing toward your heels in a reverse plank. Extend your hips toward the ceiling and straighten your arms. Bonus: This works the triceps too! Perform 30 repetitions, tapping the floor with your backside.
Remember, consistency is the key to making changes in your body. In two weeks, you should feel stronger; in six weeks, you might find yourself dropping a jean size!
Keep going strong with all of Andrea's body-toning exercises.
Printed from Oprah.com on Thursday, June 20, 2013
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