I am hooked on Grey’s Anatomy. Yesterday’s episode included a young woman having plastic surgery to enlarge her flat butt. (Yes, that episode was years ago but I am just now watching it on Netflix and loving every minute of it! Well, except when Izzy left…) For those who do not want to go through surgery like the young woman on Grey’s, there are exercises you can do throughout our busy day to get rid of your mom butt.
I have been out of my workout routine recently due to my trip to NC and then getting sick. The past few days I have started back doing these butt exercises while running errands and doing things around the house. I am sore. These exercises work!
These exercises can be done all around the house. While you are brushing your teeth, cooking dinner, on the phone, waiting for your water bottle to fill, anytime you are standing still – work in an exercise or two!
Let’s get to it! Operation get rid of your mom butt starts now!
This video shows several exercises and can be broken up throughout the day or as a 6 min workout a couple of times a day.
I do the following exercises whenever I think about it, all around the house. These exercises can easily be done while doing things like brushing teeth and washing dishes. Do them for about 30-60 seconds each side, rotating through. By doing all of these, you will target all 3 of the muscle groups of the butt. Make sure to engage your glute muscles and core with every exercise.
1- Standing Leg Lift – Lift the right leg to your side, turning your toe slightly in, to the floor, raising your leg
about knee high while keeping your core tight.
2- Standing Leg Lift Shortened – Same as above except this time movement will be highest point and halfway down for a short pulsed movement.
3- Passe` – Standing on one foot, raise one leg, bend and place foot behind knee at an angle. With short pulse movements, move leg up and back.
4- Arabesque– With one leg behind you, toe resting on the floor, lift leg at a slight angle up and out. This isn’t a directly straight back leg lift. Think of a graceful ballet dancer when performing this exercise.
These are the exercises I do throughout the day as I am working around the house. You will be surprised how these add up to a great workout. I get sore from doing them!
The last exercise will be our little secret.
While I am driving, I will often do glute engaging flexes. I alternate sides. Yes, I believe in little by little our muscles can grow!
Lastly, when I am on the elliptical and even when possible as I am going for a powerwalk, I alternate engaging my glutes.
Remember when I said make exercise a part of your life? It works. Always be looking for opportunities to engage your muscles.
A forgotten muscle is a weak muscle.
These exercises, along with a good cardio program and good nutrition will get rid of the mom butt.