Tone & Lift Your Tush With These 3 Exercises

Last week I went on an incredible fitness adventure (who saw all those fun snaps?! –> gerihirsch)  to Mexico with Eddie Bauer in honor of their new workout line, MOTION. We took surfing lessons, rock climbed 600 feet to see this beautiful view and worked out with celebrity trainer, Astrid Swan, every single day. I learned so many great new exercises from her including these three killer bum moves which also work your core and make for great cardio. Do these regularly and that tush will be toned and lifted in no time!

Step by steps of the three exercises to tone and lift your tush after the jump!

What are your favorite glutes workouts?

p.s. did you see this ab workout we did? so fun to do with a friend.

1. Squat jumps  // 3 sets of 15
How to: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.  Start by doing a regular squat, then engage your core and jump up explosively. When you land, lower your body back into the squat position to complete one rep. Repeat. Example:

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2. Cross-leg squats // 3 sets of 15
How to: Starting in the squat position, cross your right leg behind you to the left side. Staying low, return to squat position and repeat on the left side, crossing your left leg to the right side. Repeat. Example:
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3. Scissor lunges // 3 sets of 20 (10 each leg)
How to: Start in standard lunge position with hands on hips. Ensure that your front knee is over the midline of your foot. Extending through both legs, jump as high as possible swinging your arms to gain lift. Land with legs in opposite position: front leg switched to back. Repeat. Example:
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Thank you Eddie Bauer for a great trip adventure!

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  1. I don’t mean to be horrible but do you have much experience training? Doing jumping exercises regularly IS high impact and if they’re overweight and not advanced it can be a recipe for injuries.

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