10 Minute Solution: Butt Lift

Christine Bullock
Year Released: 2013

Categories: Abs/Core , Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance , Lower Body Strength

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This dvd has five 10 minute butt focused workouts and a bonus 10 minute ab workout. You wont need any equipment for these workouts but you can easily add dumbbells or ankle weights to increase the burn.

Butt Lift: 2 sets of 5 moves, 45 seconds each with no wasted time. Exercises include around the world lunge, kneeling karate kicks, lying frog press, single leg bridge, crescent- balance leg extension, and a short stretch.

Cardio Booty Camp: This is a cardio paced booty focused w/o; 45 second intervals. Exercises include: lunge glute extension, side step & kick, plank jacks, single leg down dog, jacks tap back, curtsy & side kick.

Upright Booty: This is an all standing butt & core routine. dip to knee pull, dip -lunge torso twist, side lunge & crunch, hip circle squats, dip pulses, and glute raises.

Butt & Thighs: Ballet inspired/ pilates fusion: 2 sets of 5 exercises, 45 sec each. Exercises include: side lunge inner thigh toe taps, kneeling lean backs, kneeling side leg raises, pretzel, and standing glute raises.

HiiT Butt Lift: This is a booty focused cardio routine; 8 exercises performed 2X each for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds rest. Exercises include: plyo lateral squats, plyo lunges, plie plyo, side lunge round house, burpee to dip, side lunge squat, power runner lunge, plyo lunge & squat.

BONUS Amazing Abs: 2 sets of 5 exercises, 45 seconds each. Exercises include: knee raise, plank knee pull over, V twists, leg pulls, attitude crunches, long lever oblique crunches, and boat pose.

Done following Christine this is a solid intermediate routine. Add some weights to up the challenge. I like Christine & she really brings some fun & unique exercises in this dvd. I foresee getting tons of use out of this & love that it has a bonus ab workout! I received this dvd to review.



NOTE: I received a free copy of this DVD to review for the web site Metapsychology Online Reviews; please see that site for a more detailed version of my review.

10 MINUTE SOLUTION: BUTT LIFT features instructor Christine Bullock, who incorporates her backgrounds in Pilates, yoga, and barre into the different workouts. As with all the DVDs in the 10 Minute Solution series, there are five 10-minute routines, but this video also offers a bonus sixth workout. Other than supportive footwear (and an optional mat for floorwork), no equipment is required. Except where noted, Bullock performs five total exercises in each workout, doing each move for 45 seconds/2 sets. I have provided additional details below.

This first segment is a toning workout designed to target the glutes and hamstrings from different angles and incorporating both floor and standing work. The five moves are as follows: 1) around the world lunge, 2) kneeling (all fours) kicks, 3) frog (prone) lifts, 4) single leg bridge, and 5) lunge lifts (crescent pose into kicks). Bullock ends with brief standing hamstring and glutes stretches.

During this cardio segment--which includes some higher impact moves--Bullock talks A LOT about things like fitting into your bikini and "skinny jeans." She briefly performs "butt kicks" (jogging) as a warm-up and then moves into the following five exercises: 1) warrior lunge (touching the floor), 2) side step lunge (with side kick), 3) plank jacks (adding rear leg lift), 4) tap jacks, and 5) lunge kick. A quick thigh stretch concludes this workout.

As the name suggests, this entire section--which also focuses on toning--is performed standing. The exercises are performed all on one side first, and then Bullock repeats the sequence on the second side. Many of the movements add a rotational element to also work the waist. The exercises are as follows: 1) staggered squat twist, 2) Charlie's Angel lunge (with side rotation), 3) circle squat, 4) side lunge crunch, and 5) curtsey kicks (a standing split variation). There is a quick stretch to finish this routine.

Bullock states that these are some of her favorite ballet and Pilates moves; this workout includes both standing and floor exercises. The sequence is as follows: 1) side lunge crossover, 2) thigh fall (kneeling--similar to back dancing), 3) kneeling side kicks (from Pilates), 4) pretzel kick (actually a lift), and 5) single leg circle (standing). Bullock concludes with quad and side stretches.

The format is a bit different for this segment, as there are eight total moves. In the style of high intensity interval training, Bullock performs each move for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest (the rest period is always a held squat). After the brief warm-up (jumping rope), here are the moves included in this section: 1) lateral plyo squat, 2) scissor jump lunge, 3) power pliť, 4) round off lunge, 5) Burpee lunge, 6) side hop squat, 7) knee skips, and 8) cross country squat. The workout concludes with a hamstring stretch and runner's lunge.

This bonus segment again returns to the doing two sets of five exercises for 45 seconds each. The five included moves are as follows: 1) knee lift/oblique knee lift, 2) alternating passť plank, 3) teaser kick, 4) attitude crunch, and 5) "the stack up" (crunch with one foot resting on other, bringing knees in). Between sets, Bullock performs a 10-second bridge, and she finishes the routine with a quick cobra and child's pose.

With their younger instructors, newer fitness trends (e.g., HIIT training), and higher impact moves, the latest DVDs in the 10 Minute Solution series (including this one and 10 Minute Solution: High Intensity Interval Training) seem aimed at a younger, fitter audience. Throughout the routines in Butt Lift, instructor Christine Bullock offers modifications here and there, but not many, and she moves along at a brisk pace. Experienced exercisers looking for something new and a bit different are likely to enjoy this DVD, but beginners (or anyone with limitations due to impact, flexibility, etc.) are apt to feel somewhat left behind.

Instructor Comments:
Christine is fine as an instructor, but being in my mid-40s, I just don't feel like the target audience for this workout. I could keep up with her...I just didn't want to. ;)

Beth C (aka toaster)