Workout Look + Tips For a Better Butt

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I asked personal trainer Kalea Delezenne for some tips on how to tighten and lift those glutes, my ongoing fitness goal. I participate in her classes at least once a week since she’s such a great instructor and could think of no better person to provide some tips for us. Read the interview below!

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[Back Me Up Reversible Sports Bra and matching Lift Me Up Long Leggings with Z Dri Technology c/o Zumba (now serving as a Blogger Ambassador!), bag by Rebecca Minkoff]

Interview with Kalea Delezenne, Personal Trainer
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As a trainer I am in a unique position when it comes to
assisting people reach their health and wellness goals. I get to motivate,
encourage, dispel myths and occasionally help people over hurdles that they
have placed in front of them. It is a rewarding career to say the least. There
are a few areas that women are consistently looking to improve no matter their
age; arms (“less waving hello after I stop”), abs (“this part RIGHT here”) and
glutes (“how do I make this stick out more?”). 
While there is no magic method for improving our body (other
than time, consistency and challenging ourselves) there are proven exercises we
can perform that will help us reach our goals; in this case ‘I would like more
junk in the trunk’.
1)    
What
is the best exercise to improve a sad, flabby ass?
There are a few exercises that will
help us improve our backside, but a guaranteed Queen of the Hill is the squat.
Before you think ‘ugh I don’t like those’, think about what you are trying to
accomplish. What is more important? The goal you want to achieve or taking on a
challenge that will help you get there?
In addition to the squat, lunges
and climbing stairs are excellent choices.
2)    
What
is the best exercise to do if you’re in a time crunch and don’t have time to
hit the gym?
Body weight exercises are great for
this. Pushups, planks, wall sits, lunges and even a few burpees (if you are
feeling up to them) will target all of your muscle groups in a short amount of
time. Depending on your current fitness level you can start with 3 rounds of 2
pushups, 2 burpees and 2 lunges on each side and perform the plank and wall sit
for 10-15 seconds.
3)     Any tips or tricks for intensifying these
exercises?
To intensify any exercise you can
add weight through dumbbells or a barbell, increase the speed or number of
reps, or decrease the time you spend resting in between.
4)     What muscles make up our core?
Our core is comprised of our glutes, hip flexors,
rectus abdominals (6 pack muscles), obliques, tranverse abdominal (our inner
girdle), erector spinae (the muscles that run along our spine) and hamstrings. 

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    Andrea, I'm certainly no fashionista but you dress better to go to the gym than I even think of dressing to go to the office! Just saying.

  • Jean Walter
    April 24, 2014 at 1:11 am

    Thank you for the tips. Now I know what exercises can help to improve my butt. Btw, I love the way you dress. I'm inspired.

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