Tighten Up: Ab and Butt Workout

Tighten your abs and lift your butt at the same time with these three multitasking moves. 

tighten up, ab and butt workout - side plank oblique crunch -- www.nourishmovelove.com

At the very moment I type this, I have 15 tabs open in my web browser. I probably need to work on that as all the productivity gurus say you should only focus on one thing at a time. but multitasking is my jam, especially when it comes to working out.

The most efficient workout routines and exercises target multiple areas at once. For example, even though you typically do squats to work the legs, a back squat also engages the core and back, making it a multi-muscle movement. And a more efficient movement than the leg press machine. So even though you normally work the abs and glutes separately, by targeting both muscle groups not only will you simultaneously sculpt two trouble zones but you will challenge all your stabilizer muscles as well. Making this abs and butt circuit a great total body burn {especially those side planks which require lots of total body engagement}.

Tone your trouble zones in no time by doing this circuit 2-3 times a week. You can do it as a stand alone workout or add it onto and strength or cardio workout.

the workout

Perform each exercises for 15-20 repetitions, per side/leg. Once you complete all 3 exercises, rest for 30 seconds and repeat the circuit x 3 sets. If doing as a stand alone workout challenge yourself to get through 20 repetitions of each exercise x 3 sets. Or you can add one set of this circuit onto any strength or cardio workout. Repeat this routine 2-3 times per week for the best results.

see video above for complete workout and proper exercise form.

high plank knee pull + glute stamptighten up, ab and butt workout - plank with knee pull and glute stamp - www.nourishmovelove.com

side plank leg lift + oblique crunch 

tighten up, ab and butt workout - side plank oblique crunch -- www.nourishmovelove.com

single leg glute bridge + toe touch

tighten up, ab and butt workout - glute bridge and toe touch -- www.nourishmovelove.com

firm butt and tight abs workout

Perform each exercises for 15-20 repetitions, per side/leg. Once you complete all 3 exercises, rest for 30 seconds and repeat the circuit x 3 sets. Repeat this routine 2-3 times per week for the best results.

  1. High plank knee pull + glute stamp
  2. Side plank leg lift + oblique crunch
  3. Single leg glute bridge + toe touch

pin this workout

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6 comments
    • Yes Jen, great way to combine the abs and booty all in one…I’m all about incorporating that booty into all my workouts!

  1. Love this workout and your blog! Im working up to all the reps, so I did 10 reps then 15 for the second set, and then moved on to do some arms/legs.

    • Suzanne! I love it and how you are modifying to fit your body and your level — so great! Just keep striving for that next rep; this one is a great way to add core and glutes to any workout! Keep up the great work. -xo Lindsey

    • Britney! Yes, me too something so simple to do while laying around on a lazy weekend or while watching Netflix {in my case Friends re-runs}! Enjoy!