Do you want to look great in your jeans, shorts, and swimsuit? Having a strong butt not only looks great, but it also helps improve posture, back problems, and effectiveness of exercises. I’ve created this cross jacks exercise tutorial for you!
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The Key to a Sculpted Butt
I know you want to know the answer! It’s strength exercises, cardiovascular exercise, posture, and flexibility.
Strength exercises to help sculpt your butt can consist of mainly glute-based exercises, lower-body exercises, full-body exercises, and core exercises.
Cardio exercise will help tone while you’re performing the exercise, but it will also sculpt by burning calories.
Good posture is so important in getting the most out of an exercise. You can do an exercise with weak posture, find it easy, and hardly get any benefit from the exercise. Or an exercise can be extremely effective when done with good posture.
Flexibility is important in gaining the full effectiveness of an exercise and contributes to proper posture. Tight hip flexors and quadriceps will affect the potential strength of your glutes.
The Cross Jacks Exercise for An Awesome Butt
I created this exercise variation inspired by sumo squats, jumping jacks, and rotation. It’s a fun way to get toning and cardio in that work your glutes! This exercise can be performed on its own, in a circuit, in between strength exercises, or in a HIIT workout.
Keep your abs tight and lengthen your body while performing the exercise. Push from your heels, rolling through your entire feet to jump and land softly on the balls of your feet.
Cross Jacks Exercise for a Sculpted Butt – YouTube Video
Watch and work out to Cross Jacks Exercise for a Sculpted Butt YouTube video!
Follow along with me to complete one set of this exercise. Repeat this video to do more sets. Challenge yourself further by performing the entire video three to four times for a total of 3-4 sets.
Areas of the Body Worked In This Exercise
This exercise is a full-body exercise.
These are some of the areas of the body worked:
Front of Thighs (quads)
Inner Thighs (adductors)
Outer Thighs (abductors)
Back of Thighs (hamstrings)
Calves (soleus and gastrocnemius)
Supporting Postural Muscles.
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More Squat Exercise Variations
Get Your Cardio and Toning In
You get the best of both worlds with the cross jacks exercise. What better than toning and cardio in one great exercise. Sumo squats are awesome for your glutes and legs. This exercise is not only great for your glutes, but it also works your entire lower body and core. Try it out and have fun incorporating it into your next workout.
Have you tried the cross jacks exercise?
What other exercises would you like me to create exercise tutorials for? Are there certain areas of the body you would like more exercises on?
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