Good news for the gym haters: walking is a great workout that has a lot of health benefits for the body. It lowers obesity rates, it’s good for your heart, and it helps fight depression.
For many, walking is a good beginner cardio workout that can be great for burning fat and dropping pounds, but guess what, its also good for any fitness level to help shape your body, especially your glutes and legs.
Right now, we are loving Shape's walking butt workout which focuses on engaging your glutes by simply performing a few butt exercises throughout your route.
To get started, try theses strength training moves that target your glutes, legs, and beyond.
How it works: For the best walking butt workout, walk for 5 minutes, do one of the super-effective walking butt exercises shown, then repeat until you've done all four moves.
What you'll need: A pair of walking shoes and open space. If your route has hills, tackle these walking butt moves every time the path hits an incline—or a set of stairs—for maximum booty benefits.
Skater Stride Targets quads, butt, hips, obliques, back, and triceps
While walking, take a large step diagonally forward to the right with right foot, toes pointing forward (not to right).
Put weight into the right leg and sink into a lunge, bringing the left arm forward and right arm back, crossing the left leg behind the right so foot hovers above the ground.
Swing the left leg forward and to the left to the step on the left foot. Cross the right leg behind the left, foot off the ground, with the right arm forward and left arm back.
Do 25 steps to each side, alternating legs.
Sumo Squat and LiftTargets quads, inner and outer thighs, butt, hips, back, shoulders, and biceps
While walking, turn so that your right side is facing "forward" (or uphill), fists near hips.
Lift right foot, flexed, to take a large side step to right.
Lower into a wide squat while lifting both hands up in a wide V.
Rising up on right leg, lower arms while lifting left leg to side, foot flexed.
Step left foot next to right.
Do 12 reps; repeat the walking butt exercise with left side facing front.
Power Lunge with Leg Lift Targets quads, hamstrings, butt, hips, arms, and abs
Walking, lunge forward with left leg, both knees bent 90 degrees.
With hands in fists and elbows bent at 90 degrees, bring right fist toward nose, left behind you.
Shift weight onto left leg, straightening it; lower arms and lift right leg out and back on a diagonal as high as you can.
Bring right leg forward into a lunge; repeat on that side.
Do 25 reps per leg, alternating sides.
High-Knee Cross Targets quads, calves, hips, butt, and abs
While walking, tighten abs and lift bent left knee as high as possibly directly in front of body, coming up on right toes. Simultaneously bend right elbow 90 degrees, bringing it across body toward left knee. (Swing left elbow back to counterbalance.)
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