Favorite Butt Exercises of Models
If you’re looking for some great butt exercises to help you get ready for bikini season, try some of the workouts that swimsuit and lingerie models love.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Nina Agdal recently talked to Elle about how hard she worked out before her SI cover, and of course Elle had to ask what she did to get her butt in shape it was the centerpiece of the cover, after all.
(Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Nina Agdal)
Nina said that her favorite butt-blasting workouts are Barry’s Bootcamp, ChaiseFitness, and Barre classes. She also told OK! Magazine that she specifically loves the Barry’s Bootcamp workout that targets the legs. Luckily for those who can’t make it to the classes, the Barry’s Bootcamp website offers a Barry’s “Booty Camp Workout” DVD that specifically targets the butt and legs. Nina also recommends running a lot and doing plenty of squats.
Nina Agdal isn’t the only model who works hard to keep her backside toned. Here’s a look at the favorite butt exercises of a few other supermodels:
Miranda Kerr’s Bridges
Miranda Kerr told Glamour that her favorite butt exercises are bridges and one-leg bridges. To do a one-leg bridge, keep one leg on the ground and the other leg up in the air with your toe pointed toward the ceiling. Miranda does five sets of eight bridges on each leg and another five sets of eight with both feet on the floor.
Alessandra Ambrosio’s Brazil Butt Lift Workout
If you want a heavenly booty like this Victoria’s Secret Angel, try working your butt off to Leandro Carvalho’s “Brazil Butt Lift” DVDs. One move you can try is the Capoeira. Start by getting in a low squat position with the palms of your hands together in front of you. Now put your right hand on the ground beside your right foot. Step your left foot all the way back. Now step forward so that you’re back in the low lunge position and put your hands back in front of you. Repeat with the opposite leg and hand. This is an exercise that you’ll want to do fast, so do as many as you can in 30 seconds.
Candice Swanepoel’s Ankle Weight Workout
Trainer Justin Gelband likes to make Candice Swanepoel’s booty workout harder by having the Victoria’s Secret model wear ankle weights. To try one of her moves, put on your ankle weights and get on your hands and knees. Extend your right leg back so that your leg is parallel with the floor. Now pull it out to the right side a little and flex your foot. Lift your leg up about six inches and lower it back down so that it’s parallel to the ground again. Do 12-15 reps of this movement. Now move your leg to the middle and do 12-15 reps, then move it to the left and do 12-15 reps. Now repeat these three exercises with the left leg.