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This Year's American Music Awards Brought Sexy Back In a Big Way

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We're used to swooning over mile-long legs, killer cores, and red carpet dress details—but dayumn—we were not ready for the sexy back trend that stole the show at this year's American Music Awards. Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Ciara (just to name a few) killed it on the carpet last night with dangerously low backlines and sexy see-through details.

If anything is clear after last night's red carpet smokeshow, it's that this season is all about taking the plunge. But the key to killing this trend isn't in the celeb styling tricks (although if Rachael Zoe wants to come style us for our holiday parties this season we won't say no...). It's all about the tight and toned backside. (Ahem, Kick Your Own Butt with This Great Glutes Workout.)

The good news is, it's totally within reach—even for us mere mortals. Add these three moves to your workout routine and prepare to leave tongues wagging in your wake.

The Forearm Crossover Pushup

Jillian Michaels Forearm Crossover Pushup

This move is tried-and-true for a reason: it's a total body toner. Try a twist on the classic as part of Jillian Michaels' Fat-Burning Bodyweight Workout—then you can really show off that muscle definition.

Start in plank with left palm on floor in front of chest, fingertips pointing right, and right palm in front of left, fingertips pointing left.
Bend elbows to lower body until forearms touch floor. Push body up. That's 1 rep. Repeat for 30 seconds.

The Reverse Lunge

Reverse Lunge with Rowing Machine

Rowers may be known for their to-die-for delts, but rowing is actually a total-body workout—we're talking using 80 percent of your muscles with each move. Try these 11 transformative moves to score a total to-die-for backside.

A Stand about 1 foot away from back of rower and facing away from it, hands on hips. Place left toes on seat to start. Slide left leg back, bending right knee into a lunge. Return to start. Repeat 15 times, then switch sides.

The Butt Buster

Scorpion Side Kick

You can't truly kill the low back trend if you forget about the butt. Great glutes are key for striking that sultry love-to-watch-me-leave strut. Get your rear in gear with this dance-inspired Flow for Total-Body Strengthening

A Get on all fours. Extend right leg to side at hip height and flex foot to start.
B Keeping leg at hip height, bend right knee to sweep leg around back and point toe toward left shoulder; look back at foot. Reverse movement. Switch sides; repeat 8 to 10 times.

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