I don't know about you, but anytime I try to do more than cardio at the gym I get overwhelmed by all the machines and free weights, and do two reps of something before throwing in the towel (for real, I just throw my towel on the ground and leave!).
Now, I'm serious about building myself a shelf-butt, so I wanted to come up with a really doable workout. Luckily my friends at Equinox (or chic-uinox as Cat calls it) were willing to help, and set me up with a trainer.
Michael Dewar, my butt sponsor, is uber-serious, and comes from Ohio where working out sometimes means lifting logs, rocks, Timberland boots, or I don't know, bottles of 40oz malt liquor. When I told him I wanted a fat ass, he nodded knowingly.
"We can work on your gluteus."
Michael gave me a really easy five-step workout that you can try too. Counting reps is a big snooze, so I do each exercise until I can't anymore and then move to the next, but if you are a rep counter aim for 20 on each side.
Let's get it on and booty poppin'!
1. The Ornery Horse
2. The Beached Whale
3. The Proposal
4. Step Up 4
5. The Public Bathroom
Michael says I only need to do this series three times a week to see results, but I'll probably try for five since I'm going to Miami in two weeks. Now that you've seen my angular butt in all its before glory, I PROMISE to post an after in two weeks.
Are you going to try this too? It's not just for flatties like me; everyone can benefit from some extra muscle back there, just from an athletic standpoint.
Michael Dewar trains at Equinox, 19th Street, New York City.
All images by Olivia (who shoots gym-stuff like the clurrrrb).
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