Bootylicious Step-Up Workout | A-List Look With Valerie Waters

Uploaded by LivestrongWoman on 17.08.2012

Hi, I'm Valerie Waters, with the A-List Look. And today, I have for you a Bootylicious Step-Up
Workout. And the reason I call it this is, well, it's gonna make your booty bootylicious,
and we're doing a lot of stepping-ups. So I think you're really gonna like this workout.
It is challenging, but I know you can do it. So if you're ready, let's get started. Okay,
I'm starting on the big step. Now, if you don't have a fancy big step like this, that's
okay, you can use a chair or a bench. Just, you know, be safe. Make sure it's secure.
I'm starting with all the way on and all the way off. I call this just right leg up, right
leg down. So start here, and here we go -- 1, 2, 3. We're going to 15 -- 4, 5. Now if for
some reason you thought this was easy, you can certainly hold weights or medicine ball
-- 10, 11, 12, 13. One more -- that's 15. Right into left leg up. Now you're gonna be
doing this three times, so don't be going "Oh that's so easy, I can do more" until you
get a little further along -- 7. Make sure you're driving through your heel and standing
up through your butt -- 9. And just so yo know, sometimes when I talk, my counting gets
a little off. So hopefully, I got it right. I think that's 11, 12. Drive up through the
butt -- 13, 14. One more. Awesome. And we go right into the little step -- this is step-up
with a Single Leg Step-Up with a Reach. So I'm gonna go up to balance. Oops. And then
all the way off. And I'm gonna touch, okay. And get that leg way out behind me. Balance
and reach -- 5. We're going to 15 -- 6, 7. And reach -- 8. Now don't cheat that reach.
You wanna get down -- 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. Right into the other leg. Up to balance.
All the way off, and you reach -- 2, 3. That's good. Keep going. Oops, a little wobble there
--6, 8. Now, you hear me start to breathe. Means I'm gettin' tired -- 11 and 12. Oops
-- 13. Good -- 14 and 15. Really good. Now I'm gonna come right down to the floor: I'm
going into a Dancing Crab. This works butt and abs. Fingers pointing towards your butt,
I'm gonna come up, touch my toe, go down. So I'm bending my elbows and pressing up,
but I'm also pushing through the heel of my butt. Kinda hard to talk with these ones.
That's 6. That's 13, 14. One more each side. Very good. Now I'm gonna come down, and I'm
gonna do a Full Sit-Up for 15. Let's move that little step, okay. And I'm gonna reach
up -- 1. You guys feeling it? 7. Now when you get to the bottom here, don't drop your
head. It's a little too much on your neck. Okay, that's 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. Well done.
Such a good job. Okay, I want you to take a quick little break, have some water -- you're
gonna be doing this two more times. So, you know, if you thought that was too easy, and
you wanna add weights or do a few extra reps, just know that it gets a little harder that
second and third round. So maybe try it out first. But I hope you like it. It's definitely
one of these workouts that's a little sneaky. It's totally gonna make you feel bootylicious.
You're gonna feel your butt, you're gonna feel your abs, and you've definitely burned
a bunch of calories. So I like it because it's kinda get in, get out, go play. Now,
I wanna make sure that you understand that you don't need the fancy steps, right. For
a long time, instead of the big step, I just used either a bench or a chair -- just put
the chair up against the wall. And for the little step, for years, I used this little
fold-up step -- really inexpensive. So I just wanna make sure that you know you don't need
a lot of fancy equipment. You don't need a lot time. You just need to decide, commit,
get in, get it done, and then go play. And you will definitely feel better. In fact,
I just want you to remember that you are just one workout away from a good mood.