Working out with Leah Itsines

Local girl, Leah Itsines is a personal trainer who aspires to help educate both men and women to lead a healthier lifestyle.

With the ultimate aim of staying fit and well, she believes you should love and enjoy every aspect of your health and fitness journey – even if you get some sore muscles along the way.

A common request made by most of her female clients are toned glutes. So we thought we’d ask her to share with us her ultimate bum-burner routine, which will get you one-step closer to those toned legs and peachy glutes.

This workout takes no more than 20-minutes and you can do it from the comfort of your own home.

1. PULSE SQUAT

Pulse squat is a leg burner! With legs hip width apart, lower your body into a squat and come back up only half way! From here, repeat this until you have reached the 15 reps and then come up to the top starting position.

2. STEP UP

This is a fantastic strength exercise since it mimics a real-life movement, making it super functional and good for you! Make sure you drive through that front leg and squeeze your butt at the top!

3. LUNGES

Make sure your front knee is directly above your ankle. Keep the weight in your heels as you push back up to the starting position – This will burn the booty! Squeeze your butt at the top of each rep.

4. JUMP SQUAT

This exercise is hard but so worth it! Get yourself into a squat position and lower your body. Once you are down low, explode up and absorb the landing! Never try to stop the landing, make it continuous to protect your knees.

5. KICK BACKS

These are the best for targeting those glutes! You’ll need a resistance band with handles. Place the resistance band over one leg and go on all fours. Holding the band in the same side that the band is on, kick back slowly, squeezing your bum at the top! Come back, don’t touch the floor and kick straight back out! Hold it closer for more resistance!

6. BOX JUMP

This will get your heart racing and legs burning! Make sure you start off on a box that you’re comfortable with. Land on the box with your feet apart into a squat position!

x15 of each exercise (if one legged, 15 on each side each round)

x4 Rounds

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Photography by Josh Geelen.

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