Watch and learn: We need to talk about Gwyneth Paltrow’s butt workout
Paltrow claims the regime which she intensifies by adding extra weights to her ankles for extra definition, has left her with a behind that is comparable to a “22-year-old stripper”.health and fitness Updated: Mar 01, 2016 18:18 IST
She is famed for her svelte and toned physique and is never afraid to step out in a figure-hugging dress.
But the Hollywood A-lister has had a ‘long butt’ and ‘outer thigh problems’ before she got a renowned trainer to whip her in shape.
Now, the actress does 12 hours’ worth of exercises each week just for a perfect derriere. The 43-year-old, who has her own lifestyle site GOOP, undertakes a gruelling two-hour exercise regime six days a week, and it is devised by her personal trainer Tracy Anderson.
Paltrow claims the regime which she intensifies by adding extra weights to her ankles for extra definition, has left her with a behind that is comparable to a “22-year-old stripper”.
In a piece she wrote for The Telegraph, Gwyneth had revealed that working with Tracy has completely changed her body.
“With my method I go after restructuring your muscles so that they are designed to not only be strong but combat problem areas... It’s really hard. But do it like she (Tracy) says to do it and I swear that in ten days you will see your butt change shape.
“I do it with one pound ankle weights and then I do her Dance Aerobics DVD. Some days I hate it, some days I love it, but above all, I stick with it,” she said.
“With this leg and butt series it is very important to do all of the reps and moves on one side then go to the other leg. I lay out my sequences to accomplish visible results.
“I exhaust the large muscle groups and then call on the accessory muscles to become active and alert. This works wonders with skin tone and structure,” added Paltrow.
So, are you ready to take your tush to the next level with a little help from the pro?
Let’s clear something up: A beautiful butt is not dependant on just your basic lunges and squats. There are so many exercises that are much more dynamic (like the sculptors on the next page) and that will actually hoist your bum higher and firm you up a lot faster back there. (They’ll also help you get that “boom” my client J.Lo has been singing about recently!)
The important thing is to find exercises that target the deep six muscles—the piriformis, gemellus superior, obturator internus, gemellus inferior, obturator externus and quadratus femoris. Located underneath the glute, these small muscles not only strengthen your backside but are responsible for pulling everything back there in and up. Without them, you may succeed in stopping the dreaded jiggle, but you’ll never get uplift.
With inputs from IANS
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First Published: Mar 01, 2016 18:17 IST