Straight Leg Reverse Lift - 03 Beginner Workout: Glutes and Butt Video

This glutes and butt workout exercise is very simple to do. Enjoy!
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Our next exercise is for the butt, also referred to as the glutes. This is called the “Straight Leg Reverse Lift”. It’s very simple to do. Just start on your hands and knees, and then extend the left leg back, and then bring the leg up until you feel the contraction right in the butt, and lower the leg. Bring it up again and lower the leg. I don’t want the foot to hit the floor. We want to keep a contraction on the butt, and keep your body nice and straight. I don’t want you to arch your back at all. When Cathy brings the leg up, she’s exhaling, blowing the air out, when she comes down, she’s inhaling. So, it’s exhale, inhale, exhale, inhale. Notice how her upper body is nice and straight. No walking movements. That’s very important. Let’s try the other side, Cathy. So, we extend the leg out. Right, extend the right leg out. Back is nice and straight. She comes up, contracts the glute, up, contracts, exhale up, inhale down, exhale up, inhale down. Okay now, let’s do the reps. We are going to do 10 repetitions on each side. Let’s begin, up, one. You are going to feel a real good contraction right here. That’s what you want to feel. That tightness in the glute and then come down. It’s not so much how high you come up. Just so you feel that contraction. Good. Feeling that? Good. Don’t forget to breath. Exhale as you come up, inhale as you are lowering. Good job. Perfect form. You are going to feel these. Now we are going to the other side. Extend the left leg, up, good. You always focus on perfect form. So, if I am talking to you about breathing, straight back, the foot not hitting the ground when it comes down. Pay attention to all those poise. They are very, very important. Good. Perfect. Exhale, inhale, feel back contraction. Very good. Perfect form. That’s a “Straight leg reverse lift.”

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