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How to Do Split Squat w/ Side Leg Raise for Butt-Toning

Learn how to do the split squat with a side leg raise for a butt-toning workout from personal trainer Erin Sharoni in this Howcast workout video.


Hey, my name is Erin, and I'm a former U.S. junior Olympics certified swim coach, and personal trainer, and fitness is my passion, so I cannot wait to share it with you guys.

We're going to get some more use out of our step, we're going to do a split squat with a side leg raise. So, staying nice and centered, your body weight remains in your heels, as before, nice and strong, squat down, and lift up. Squat down, and lift up.

So make sure that when you come down, you're not falling over, make sure you're staying nice and centered, coming back into the heels, pop up and lift the leg. Back to the heels, pop up and lift the leg, and then you're going to switch sides, repeat on the other side. Always have to work both sides, don't want your butt to be uneven.

Okay, so if you have problems with your balance, you can use your handy body bar, and we're just going to work this side of the glute. So, you're going to start by kicking low, medium, and high. Low, medium, and high. So it's really a series of three kicks, low, medium, and high, sort of pulsing. You can point the foot, you can keep it flexed, get a slightly different sensation if you do either, both ways are fine. Low, medium, and high.

If any of you have taken kick-boxing classes you know they make you do those ad nauseum. And then you're just going to switch sides, same thing on the other side. Low, medium, and high.

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