Tone Those Thuttocks: 3 Yoga Moves
You look at your ass in the mirror, and while things are shaping up nicely, you take one glance down south and are startled to discover a love handle on the back of your leg. Fan-freakin'-tastic. Meet your thuttocks! Evil gravity has shown its face on the area beneath your butt -- think of it as cankles on your thighs.
Kirstin McGee, celebrity yoga trainer and guest blogger for Bethenny, to the rescue. Check out Kristin's 3 power yoga moves to detox your thuttocks…
Lately I've had some friends and students ask me how to tone the back of the thigh area where the hamstring meets the buttocks. I've heard it called the Bu-thigh, thuttocks and saddlebags. However you name it, it's a frustrating, pesky area to tone.
As women, we are genetically predisposed to carry fat in our hips, thighs and waist. So first and foremost, celebrate your womanly curves! But, in addition to eating healthy, doing 20-30 minutes of cardio on most days and wearing Bethenny's Foxy Lace Leg Shaping Long Leg shaper, here are some of my favorite yoga poses to help you target and tone the thuttocks region.
1) Standing Split
Start standing then fold forward over your legs. Lift your right leg up as high as you can in the air, using the back of the thighs and butt muscles. Imagine reaching the toes to the ceiling and take all the bends out of the knee. Lift up out of your supporting leg as well and hold for 5 to 8 breaths. If you want to pulse the top leg up in the air at the very end to really burn out the back of the thigh you can. Switch sides and repeat.
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