In case you missed it, last week I put a poll up on the blog asking which body part of the opposite sex people found most attractive. I also said that I would take the ones that got the top vote for each gender and give you a workout designed to help you rock that body part to its full potential.
Without further ado, here are the results:
The women voted and, in a pretty close race, the body part they voted most attractive on a man is lean, strong abs.
Men, on the other hand, in an overwhelming victory, voted that what they like most in women is a nice, firm booty.
It was interesting to read these results. Apparently, women don’t have much interest in a guys lower half. In fact, a guys butt got 4% of the votes and legs got 0%. No wonder there are so many dudes walking around with huge upper bodies and little bitty legs.
On the other hand, guys seem to be more interested in a lean lower half on women. Butt got 46% of the votes, and legs got 23%.
Alright Mike, enough with the statistics, give me the workout already!
Fine! Ladies first:
(Note: all exercises are linked to a video demonstration.)
Glorious Glutes Workout:
(Yup I just titled this workout something that ridiculous…)
Perform this workout once per week, in addition to your current strength training routine, or in place of a lower body day.
Leg Swings: (1 set, 8/side)
Glute Bridge: (1 set of 8 reps/side)
TRAINING SESSION: (perform all matching letters in super set fashion. Ex. 1 set of A1 followed by 1 set A2 until all sets are completed.)
A1. Barbell Glute Bridge: (3×6, 2×12) *
A2. Heel To Butt Stretch: (4×30 sec/side)
B1. Bulgarian Split Squats: (3×8/side)
B2. Half Kneeling Pallof Press: (3×12/side)
C1. Cable Pull Throughs: (3×15)
C2. Kettlebell Swings: (3×15)
FINISHER: Set a treadmill to a 10% incline. Perform a 15 second sprint at the highest speed you can maintain for the entire 15 seconds. Rest for 45 seconds. Repeat this for a total of 8 rounds.
STRETCH: a lot…
*The first three sets of 6 should be heavy weight. Heavy enough that getting 6 reps is pretty challenging. For the consecutive 2 sets of 12, strip some of the weight off so that you can perform a solid 12 reps.
A strong glute contraction is important to get maximum motor recruitment, so squeeze it like you mean it!
I will be back next with with a routine to help all the guys get the six pack that the ladies love. In the mean time, ladies give this program a shot and let me know what you think!