Have you heard? A shapely booty is the new It thing. Lucky for me, I have no problem attaining that one. But, after having four kids, I am trying to regain my core strength.
One of my favorite workouts that hits both of these areas is Butt and Abs on Fire - an awesome 20 minutes workout that will have you sweaty and feeling awesome by the end! I also love this Core Challenge - another 20 minutes workout that will have your core stronger in no time!
I was just sent a new DVD from Patricia Friberg: The Bottom Line & A Core Defined will also help you achieve both of these things: a strong core and a strong booty!
This program will help you learn to activate the core including the glute and ab muscles. Then the workout advances to provide the necessary challenges for a strong core and shapely booty. Getting your core strong is so important because the core is the powerhouse of the body! This program will help improve your posture and overall athletic performance.
What are your favorite exercises to tone and tighten your core and glutes?
My favorite core exercise and one that you HAVE to do as part of your program is...
Start the plank on knees and hands and move up to your feet and hands as you get stronger. Pull in your belly button towards your spine as you exhale, zipping up your entire abdominal area. Hold this pose until fatigued or mix it up by bringing the plank down onto your forearms, or lifting one foot or one hand at a time.