The Four Exercises Bebe Rexha Uses to Strengthen Her Butt and Thighs
The "Meant to Be" singer is prepping for her upcoming tour.
We've been loving Bebe Rexha's body-positive attitude recently. The singer takes pride in her body and encourages other women to do the same. Case in point: That time Rexha shared an unedited bikini photo of herself to remind everyone what real women look like.
She's also been candid about how getting into shape doesn't necessarily mean spending hours and hours in the gym. In fact, simple exercises can go a long way, as Rexha recently showed in her Instagram Stories. (Related: Bebe Rexha Revealed She's Been Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder)
In a series of videos, the singer shared four lower-body moves she's been doing to prep for her upcoming tour. Take a cue from the screenshots below, and follow Rexha's lead the next time you're ready to put your glutes and thighs to work.
Resistance Band Squat with Kickback and Torso Twist
Step inside a mini resistance band so that it's tight around your thighs just above your knee. (Here's a resistance band 101, if you need a refresher.) Hold a set of light dumbbells at chest-height and stand with feet hip-width apart. Hinge at hips and lower into a squat. Press through heels to return to standing, then shift your weight onto the left leg as you kick a straight right leg directly behind you. Be mindful not to arch your back. Return to standing. (P.S. Check out the 30-day squat challenge that will totally transform your butt.)
Perform another weighted squat. Press through heels lift back up about halfway, then keeping weights at your chest, twist torso to right. Return to face forward and come back to standing. Repeat movement pattern on the opposite side: Squat, left leg kickback, squat, twist to left.
Squat Jump with Dumbbell Arm Extensions
Begin standing with feet hip-width apart. Holding a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing up, keep elbows bent and tight to side body. Hinge at hips and lower into a squat position as you simultaneously extend arms out in front. Pause here. Then, engage your core, press through heels and jump up, explosively. Arms stay neutral to side body. Land softly back into the squat position with arms extended. Repeat movement pattern.
Reverse Lunge to Forward Kick
Start with feet together and hands on your hips. Take a long step back with right leg, keeping it straight, and bend left knee coming into a runner's lunge. Push off ball of right foot to return to standing, and without letting right foot hit floor, bend knee to about hip-height before slowly extending a straight right leg out for a front kick. Pause, and return foot to floor. Complete reps on right, then reps on left.
This will take balance and a strong, stable core, so feel free to hold onto something, like Rexha does, if you need extra support. (Related: Try These Modifications When You're Tired AF In Your Workout Class)
Side Lunge with Forward Raise
Start with feet hip-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand. Take a wide step out to the right, bending knee, pushing glutes back, coming into a side lunge. Keep left leg straight. As you do so, lift straight arms directly in front of you for a front, shoulder raise. Drop arms, and step right foot back into center. Repeat movement on opposite side. Continue alternating for reps.