Kate Hudson’s 8 Minute At-Home Butt Workout Is A Revelation

by | Nov 22, 2019

To say Kate Hudson knows her way around a gym is like saying the earth is round or the sky is blue, because… duh. Just look at her:

So when her trainer and friend Nicole Stuart recently shared the tactics she uses for whipping the actress into shape, we took notes. Lots of ‘em.

Speaking with Women’s Health US, Nicole said the pair meet up twice a week for a private pilates sesh, although they often ramp this up depending on Kate’s schedule. If travel prevents them from meeting IRL? She’ll do an at-home variation which almost always includes a series of booty-burning bodyweight exercises.

“Kate has a love/hate relationship with butt workouts,” Nicole said.

“I prescribe her exercises at times, but often she uses the series of moves that I’ve set for her in the past. We’ve been working together so long; she has a number of exercises to do that she’s learned from me.”

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Without further ado, here’s a few of Kate’s go-to moves. (You’ll need a small towel or sliders and 8-24 minutes up your sleeve.)

Hamstring Curl

How to: Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet on top of a towel. Brace your core, then press into your heels and squeeze your glutes to raise your hips toward the ceiling. Hold the position as you extend your legs until they’re completely straight. Then, engage your hamstrings, bend your knees, and bring your feet toward your butt. That’s one rep. Complete 20 reps.

Single-Leg Hamstring Curl

How to: Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet on top of a towel. Brace your core, then press into your heels and squeeze your glutes to raise your hips toward the ceiling. Lift one leg into the air. Hold the position as you extend your opposite leg until it’s completely straight. Then, engage your hamstrings, bend your knees, and bring your feet toward your butt. That’s one rep. Complete 20 reps on each side. 

Up And Over

How to: Get on all fours on top of your mat. Extend your left leg back behind your body, so it’s lifted slightly higher than hip height. Flex your left foot and lower it to the left side of your body, just outside your shoulder, until your toes touch the ground. Lift your leg up in an arched motion and touch your toes to the ground on the right side of your right foot. That’s one rep. Complete 20 reps on each side. 

Donkey Kick

How to: Get on all fours on top of your mat. Keep your right leg bent at 90 degrees and lift it into the air until your body forms a straight line from shoulders to knee. Flex your right foot and think about stamping an imprint of your sole on the ceiling. Reverse the movement to return to start. That’s one rep. Complete 20 reps on each side.

Fire Hydrant

How to: Get on all fours. Keeping your right leg bent at 90 degrees, lift your leg out to your right side, stopping at hip height. Return to start. That’s one rep. Complete 20 reps on each side.

Repeat for up to three rounds. 

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