Your glutes are where it’s at. “It’s one of your biggest muscles so the calorie burn you get from moves that recruit your gluteal muscles is major,” says Katherine Greiner of KGBody. And the arabesque exercise is one of her go-to moves for targeting your backside.
The move may look simple, but it’s ultra-effective. That’s why Greiner included it in the strength routine she created for the SELF x A Bikini A Day 6 Weeks To Summer Challenge. To score the full butt workout (and more!), just sign up for the program—it’s free!
For an A-plus arabesque, all you’ll need is a chair (or some other sturdy surface like the edge of a couch or countertop). Here’s exactly how to perform it with perfect form:
- Start with hands on sturdy chair back, left leg straight, right toe pointed touching ground.
- Keeping right leg straight, lift leg high without arching back (about 90 degrees).
- Return leg to ground, without touching, for 1 rep.
- Do 10 reps; repeat on opposite side. Do 2 sets.
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