No Butts About It – Sculpt & Tighten Your Buns with Total Gym

No Butts About It -Time to Sculpt & Tighten Your Buns on Your Total Gym!

Hey Total Gym Team, it’s Master Trainer JayDee back to help you get your Butt in gear! That is, explain and show you 5 stellar exercises to sculpt your Glutes and tone your Inner and Outer thighs.

What are Some Bennies?

1. The obvious benefit: It’s never a bad thing to tighten the junk in your trunk! Let’s be honest, aesthetics is a big reason we put in the time to work out. And it’s worth it! When you work at looking good, you feel good. And that good feeling about yourself leads to positivity in your life and how your present yourself to the world.

2. Quiz time: What’s the biggest muscle in your body? Yep, your Butt muscle! Your Gluteus Maximus. Throw in your Quads and your Hamstrings and you're pumping blood to some seriously large muscle groups. So what you ask? That means your heart is getting a great work out too and you're torching calories to boot! You’ll be working your booty muscle but burning some booty fat and boosting your metabolism!

3. Strong lower body muscles will enhance any activity you do from pickle ball to skiing, rollerblading to yoga, Pilates to tennis, or even shop til you drop events at the mall. Keeping all these big muscles tight and strong will help protect the ligaments and joints they are attached to stay healthy and strong. Benefit: you’ll be less injury prone from any weekend warrior mishaps.

So let’s do this! If you love doing lower body workouts on your Total Gym like I do, the Extra Large Squat stand is a must and a great investment:

5 Stellar Bun Burnin’ Exercises You’ll Enjoy in the Video:

Bridge Squats - I nabbed this one from my Pilates training. Not only is this a great bun burner, your lower back will get a great workout too. Start with your feet wide, toes out, and really focus on squeezing your glutes and inner thighs at the top of the exercise. See the yummy low back stretch reward at the end.

Lying Single Leg Squat With Inner Thigh - More multi-tasking awesomeness! Make sure you position your heel up high and on the edge of the squat stand for maximum glute goodness. Again, focus on the internal glute squeeze at the top and work that inner thigh leg lift.

Rear Lunges - I love these for getting your heart pumpin’. Crank your favorite tunes and have some fun. What’s our mantra? Squeeeeeeze the Glute! If you don’t squeeze it, no one else will want to! (old, old personal training joke)

SIDE LUNGES - A similar party to the rear lunges but with some outer thigh work and a great inner thigh stretch. Repeat our mantra: Squeeeeeze the Glute!

SEATED OUTER BUTT & THIGHS - This is an old favorite of my clients due to its instant and obvious (oh wow I feel that!) effectiveness. Keep your hands glued to your thighs so you don’t cheat with your upper body. And use a lower level (unlike me in the video) so you get more range of motion.

Enjoy all the juicy benefits as well as the great feeling of having a tight tush!

I love hearing from you so keep the comments and questions coming.

Enjoy Team!

JayDee Cutting III, MBA

JayDee Cutting III, MBA is an Educator for the American Council On Exercise and holds 12 fitness certifications including Pilates, yoga, personal training, lifestyle and weight management. JayDee is a Total Gym master trainer and spokesmodel since 2004. He lectured and taught wellness at Rancho La Puerta Fitness Spa and is featured in over 10 fitness DVDs and over 40 fitness television programs. He developed his own Coregolf Fitness Program and founded the NiceDogYoga Company. His mission statement is: “My passion is inspiring people to enhance their lives through wellness, creating healthier, happier, higher qualities of life.”

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