Resistance Band Workout For Toning The Butt

In this video, Faye demonstrates how to use resistance band loops to strengthen and tone the glutes or butt muscles. Resistance loops have risen in popularity recently. Faye mentions that convenience and portability are part of why she likes them so much. She can pack and carry them with her and be able to have a refreshing workout almost anywhere. Other people like resistance loops because of their simplicity and low cost. Finally, physical therapists regularly use and recommend them as a safe way to rehabilitate injuries. <br><br>The Great Glutes Exercise shown here begins from a standing position with a resistance loop put around the ankles. You begin with a big lateral step while going into a squat. Then you power up and back to the neutral position. This motion works the glutes hard, with the band resistance enhancing the benefits. The exercise should be repeated with the amount of resistance right for each person, and should be repeated in the opposite direction. The Great Glutes is particularly recommended for athletes such as basketball or soccer players who need to increase lateral speed.<br><br>

<br><br>Faye emphasizes the importance of correct form when doing this exercise. You need to keep centered in the squat with head up, shoulders back, and knees square to keep the workout focused where you want it. As you get tired, your legs may either start to fold inwards, or else you may unconsciously start pointing your feet outward. Doing this puts most of the work onto the quads and reduces the benefits to the butt muscles, so staying centered in the squat with knees square over the toes is essential.<br><br>Faye mentions that she uses SLEEK-TONE brand resistance band loops, available on Amazon.com, because she feels they are a little stronger and better-made than others on the market. She also states that there are no 'magic bullets' when it comes to getting or staying fit, but varying your workout to target a range of muscle groups definitely helps. And resistance bands are a great way to do this.

Resistance Band Workout For Toning The Butt