September 22, 2008

Muscle-building Monday

This week we're going to rock it Tamilee Webb style by creating our own buns of steel. I have no idea what the "real name" of this exercise is, but I know it tightens your glutes and is a sure winner for some burn!

One Legged Pelvic Lifts

Lie on your back, knees bent, arms at your sides, feet flat on the floor. While keeping your right knee bent, lift your right foot into the air. Now you're ready! Push through your left heel to lift your glutes (and the small of your back) off the floor. Keep your upper body very still. Complete your set and switch legs.

Start with 2 sets of 10 reps for each leg, alternating legs. If this is too difficult, do the same number of sets and reps but with both heels on the ground, remembering to push through your heels to lift your glutes, not your toes.