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How to Achieve Your Best Bum

I’ve gone through a love/hate relationship with my bum.

The love part happens when I attempt to break it down like Beyonce [obviously]. The hate part happens when I’m 20 lunges deep  [insert cuss words here].

I’m sharing one of my workouts so you can cuss alongside me. The smiles are meant to lure you in…

Laurens-Lyst-Butt-Workout

… Looks fun, right? This is a circuit I’ve been doing with friend (+ celeb trainer/gym genius) Mike Alexander. It’s part of a full-body workout we do a few days a week, paired with cardio.

You’ll do one set of each exercise before starting from the top again (ultimately doing 3 sets of each). 

1. Lateral Squats 3 sets//15 reps each side

Begin standing with your feet hip-width apart. Take a wide step slightly forward to your right, keeping your left leg straight throughout the exercise. Return to a standing position and repeat 15 times, on each side. This works your hip adductors, quads and glutes.

Laurens-Lyst-Butt-Workout

Laurens-Lyst-butt-Workout

2. Stationary Lunge + Shoulder Press 3 sets//15 reps each side//3 lbs weights

Begin in a standing lunge position with your right leg straight back, while holding a 3 lbs weight. Next, lean forward and bend your your left leg at a 90-degree angle, while pressing the dumbbell up and slightly forward. Your arm and leg should always move in conjunction with one another. Squeeze your butt throughout, and repeat 15 times on each side. This works your glutes, anterior delts and triceps.

Laurens-Lyst-Butt-Workout

Laurens-Lyst-Butt-Workout

3. Leg Extension from a Static Pushup 3 sets//15 reps each side

Grab a step (or a use a bench/stair at your house). Begin with your hands on the step, shoulder-width apart (your shoulders should be directly above your hands). Tuck your right leg into your chest. Next, extend the right leg back, like your pressing your heel into the wall behind you. Repeat 15 times on each side. This works your glutes, hamstrings and anterior delts.

Laurens-Lyst-Butt-Workout

Laurens-Lyst-Butt-Workout

Laurens-Lyst-Butt-Workout

PS. Always remain more focused on shedding insecurities, rather than pounds. We’re all most beautiful when we’re most confident. Take care of your body and nurture your mindset, because you’re worth it.

Leggings + Sports Bra: Lulu Lemon // Shoes: Nike

 Photos by Annie Shak