Workouts to try with a friend featuring Aura Eve Booty Bands
Anyone who knows me would know that I am fitness junkie. I stepped into a gym at the age of 16 and have never looked back. I train five days a week and love to mix things up because I get bored easily. From Crossfit to pilates and running to weightlifting, I love to give everything a go.
After all the years I have spent training weights at a gym I always wondered why my glutes and hamstrings would never come to the party and always be the weakest part of my body. This was frustrating because at times this would stop me from progressing on some of those heavier lifts particularly in squats and deadlifts! When I started to do pilates I soon learned that to exercise our glutes we must activate them, and we can do this through simple and targeted exercises for this area! When I started doing them it was like an ‘Ahaaaaaa’ moment when I could finally feel the burn in the right places and myself getting stronger. And trust me, when you are doing glute exercises, you know you are doing it right because the feeling is intense and it burns so you wont’ be able to ignore it. This is when I discovered Aura Eve Booty bands which I have now incorporated into my weekly workout program and I have been a huge fan ever since! The great thing about booty bands and booty loops is that you can use them anywhere!
I recently featured in a full-body workout video for Aura Eve which has some fantastics exercises you can do simply anywhere! I love simple, easy and ‘no excuses’ workout like these that you can do in the comfort of you own home when things get a little busy and you can’t make it to the gym. Even if you just spend ten minutes, at least it’s something and you will feel so good after it! My workout partner is Yvette Latham, owner of wellness studio, Energy Fit + Wellbeing, on the Sunshine Coast. She loves to keep active and is passionate about holistic health.
THE WORKOUT - by Michelle Knight (Girl boss, maximalist, owner and operator of Aura Eve)
We set up the equipment down by the beach at beautiful Point Cartwright on the Sunshine Coast. While many of the exercises featured are booty-based, there are also a few back and shoulder options you can try with our booty loops. Resistance bands are AWESOME as they replace the need for dumbbells or barbells and yet you still get the same great workout experience. Dare to give it a try?
Grab your workout partner and try these exercises:
Squats - grab your partner's hands and squat it low!
Squat hold - challenge each other...turn back to back and hold the squat as long as possible.
Plyometric lunges - this exercise is great to get the heart rate up!
Kneeling hip thrust - have one partner as the anchor (holding the booty loop) and the other working their booty. Don't forget to swap over
Step ups - find a bench and complete step ups in unison.
Standing kickback (booty bands) - don't go anywhere, use the table as support for your kickbacks.
Standing kickback (booty loops) - same exercises, but different set up. Attach your neoprene leg straps to your ankles and use a booty loop as resistance. Hold onto your partner for support as they also double as your anchor.
Standing leg raise - turn sideways and work your side booty for a full and round peach.
Side lunge - take a step away from your partner and lunge it out.
Bent over row - don't forget to work the upper body and throw in some rows using a booty loop.
Bicep curl - grab a booty loop and slow down the movement to get the burn!
Lateral raise - A perky booty needs to be rounded out by some shoulder gains. Booty loops are perfect to work your shoulders.
Romanian deadlift - still working the booty...definitely one to try.
Single arm row - find an anchor point and row, row, row away!
Tricep pull down - just like on the cable machine, squeeze your tricep on the extension.
High row - Target those delts with this exercise.
Sprints - have one partner as the anchor (holding the booty loop) and the other running for their life!
To purchase an Aura Eve booty bundle set: https://www.auraeve.com.au/collections/booty-building-bundles
Watch the full VIDEO below: