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3 Secret Barre Workout Tips To Tighten Your Glutes Fast, Instructor Says

These enhancements can help you fast-track the process of getting a toned butt.
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Do you feel like you're doing all the work, but your butt could be more lifted? It's no mystery that barre is a killer workout for your glutes. This low-impact, whole-body workout focuses on very small movements to fatigue your muscles—especially your lower body—to create a lean, sculpted physique. The best part? There are a handful of enhancements that can help you fast-track the process of getting tight, toned glutes faster than ever before—and we have the secret barre workout tips to accomplish exactly that.

Keep these barre workout tips handy for your next class (and all classes going forward)! You'll be well on your way to sculpted, tight glutes in just about no time. Read on to learn more, and next, check out The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.

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Add an extra "1 Mississippi"

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Instead of using momentum to get through an exercise when you are seriously feeling the burn, think about holding that glute squeeze just one second longer. This will work the muscle more intensely giving you a toned tush quicker.

Related: The 5 Best Exercises to Build Better Glutes, Trainer Says

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Channel a mind-body connection

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If you find your mind wandering during a workout, you are not alone. The next time you experience this, remind yourself to focus your thoughts on your glutes during those lower body exercises. You'll be surprised by how much more you feel the burn.

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Use the tabletop position

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While standing glute exercises are great, they will require you to work multiple muscles at once—and not always the right ones. If you want to prioritize your glutes, use the tabletop position (down on all fours) to stabilize and square your body so you're solely focused on your booty.

Related: 5 Secret Exercise Tricks To Firm Up Your Glutes Fast, Trainer Says

Are you ready to put these tips to practice? Try these:

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Below are just some examples of how you can bring these tips to life.

  1. 6-Minute At-Home Glutes Workout
  2. Glute bridge series: To do a glute bridge, lay on your back with your knees bent and your feet a hip-width distance apart and flat on the floor. Relaxing your neck and upper body, press your feet firmly into the floor, and lift your hips up, activating your glutes and core first and hamstrings second. Then, slowly lower your hips back down. (Note: Make sure to activate your core to protect your lower back.)
    • 10 glute bridges
    • 10 pulses holding the glute bridge at the top
    • 15-second break
    • Repeat 2 more times for a total of 3 rounds
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Jacquie Smith
Jacquie Smith is a certified integrative nutrition health coach from IIN and a fitness instructor specializing in barre, yoga, and pre/postnatal workouts. Read more
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