I don’t think that I have ever received as many compliments on my derrière as I have this past year. As a former 104 pound cardio bunny, I actually have never cared about how big, perky or plump my bum was. I personally have no problem with my butt small or slightly more enlarged. However if you’re looking for some moves to perk that booty up here are some of my favourites.
- Stairs, Stairs & More Stairs – cardio & booty in one? SOLD. I spend a lot of my time on the StairMaster. Obsessed is a light phrase. I can catch up on e-mails, Instagram, find new music; I’ve even read a book! I also have a fond appreciation for the Memorial Stairs here in Calgary. In the winter I run the stairs at my work, I used to run the 11 floors at my post-secondary – pretty much what I am trying to say is, there are stairs EVERYWHERE. Don’t be afraid to switch it up, jump squat, donkey kicks, HIIT, use a weighted bar and walk them. I find the more you can switch it up the less chance you’ll get bored, maybe even the time will go by a bit faster!
- Squats – whatever you do just squat. Just please make sure you’re squatting right!
- Lunges – I have a strong dislike for these, but often what you hate ends up being what you need to do, right?
- Donkey Kicks & Pushbacks – I’ve learned how to slowly modify these as I’ve progressed. I know do them weighted with hand weights, cables and machines.
I don’t think I can stress enough how important proper form is. Remember it is better to do one squat with proper form than one hundred without proper form.