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By now you should be on day 8 of your month long booty challenge, but doing a little extra never hurts! Like we said in a previous post, we’re going to be bringing you weekly booty workouts to do on top of the challenge to REALLY shape that juicy peach.
Our favorite booty accessory is a mini band. They are resistance bands that are loops so you can wrap them around your legs and you will DEFINITELY feel the burn. While weighted squats are great, using bands makes it easy and just as effective! Best of all, you can literally take these anywhere, so theres no excuse to not get a booty pump in, even on vacation.
Here are our favorite moves to do with the bands…
Wrap your highest resistance band around your thighs. Sit into a squat position and step out to the right side followed by stepping back into the right, all while maintaining the squat. Do 12 reps to the right and 12 reps to the left. Complete 3 sets.
SINGLE LEG DEADLIFTS
This is not your traditional deadlift, but really lifts those cheeks. With a medium resistance band, loop it around your right foot and hold the other end with your right hand. Balance on your right foot, keeping your left leg slightly bent. Stand up as straight as possible, while holding the band and hinge forward like your doing a regular deadlift. Once your feel a slight pull in your hamstring, return to standing. Complete 3 sets of 12 reps on your right leg and 3 sets of 12 reps on your left leg.
This move may look a little silly, but your inner thighs will thank you. Wrap whatever resistance band that you are comfortable with around your thighs. Stand and lift your heels off of the ground, feet pointing outward. Then, bend your knees slightly, creating a diamond shape between your legs. From here, squeeze your knees together and open again. Remember to keep your heels off of the ground! Complete 3 sets of 15 reps.
Lay on your back with your knees bend and feet placed on the floor. Wrap your band around your thighs. Lift your hips up and really squeeze your booty. Your body should be a straight line from your knees to your shoulders. The booty band will drive your legs together when your body wants to push them apart in the bridge position. Completely 3 sets of 15 reps.
Wrap your lightest resistance band around your ankles. Stand up tall and place your hands on your hips. With your right leg, kick straight back and return to standing without putting weight back on that foot. This will have a very small range of motion, but you will start to feel it. Completely 3 sets of 12 reps on each leg.