How To Build A Lockdown Butt

Instead of sitting on your butt during the lockdown, how about we work that butt out with some squats?  I’m not talking about boring old regular squats – I’m talking about fancy squats that will put the original squat to shame!

Jumping-Jack Squat

I am obsessed with jumping-jack squats, they are so simple and SO effective. This squat not only works the buns and leg muscles, but you also get some cardio in with all the jumping around!

How to:

  • Keep your torso upright, jump with feet out wide into a sumo squat position.
  • Bend your knees 90 degrees, ensuring your knees don’t go past your toes.
  • Land softly on your feet while keeping your weight in your heels and butt down.

Pulsing Squat

If you like being in pain for a few days after a workout, then do I have a treat for you! The pulsing squat doesn’t feel like much when you start off, but oh does it burn when you keep doing the reps. I find this squat more enjoyable than a normal squat as it feels like I’m doing very little when actually I am, in fact, doing quite a lot!

How To:

  • Start by standing with your feet about shoulder-width apart.
  • Lower your hips until your thighs are parallel to the ground and pulse 2-3 times.
  • Squeeze glutes and push into your heels to bring yourself back to standing.

Squat – Lunges 

Both squats and lunges are amazing exercises for the butt, so as you can imagine, a squat/lunge hybrid will really get that tush working overtime! I personally dislike lunges, and that’s because I have the balance of a baby deer, but combining both of these exercises together somehow flows better and makes my lunges easier to achieve!

How To:

  • Start in a standing position with your hands clasped in front of you.
  • Lower yourself down into a squat, making sure to keep your knees over your ankles.
  • Come back to your starting position and take a large step forward with your left foot.
  • Lower yourself down toward the ground allowing both legs to bend to approximately 90 degrees.
  • Repeat on the other side.

Side to Side Jumping Squat

I’m not sure what kind of maniac thought of this exercise, but allow me to introduce you to the side to side jumping squat! This is a great way to get in some cardio if you can’t make it to the gym or get out for a run.

How To:

  • With your feet shoulder-width apart, bend your knees and drive your hips back.
  • Keep your chest up and your core tight.
  • Remain in a squat stance as you forcefully push off the ground, jumping to the right side.
  • Repeat, jumping to the other side.

Side-Kicking Squat

Another great workout for when you’re at home and need a quick exercise with no equipment. A side-kicking squat not only has the best named squat, it’s also great for limbering up and getting a nice stretch into your workout.

How To:

  • Dropdown into a normal squat.
  • As you come up, kick your right leg up as high as it will go.
  • Drop immediately down again to another basic squat, pushing up and kicking your left leg up.