A Strengthening Pom Pom Workout To Channel Your Inner Cheerleader!

Written by Danielle Wechsler

Many people quit their fitness routines because they're simply not fun. Let’s face it, running on the treadmill to nowhere for an hour is boring! So let’s change that, shall we? I am here to help you make working out fun again. Follow this three-circuit routine to help you sculpt a sizzling butt, back and quads. If you have pom poms, break them out like I do in the photos below. They'll help you bring the spirit and enthusiasm this workout requires!

*Complete each exercise for 15 reps (on each side). Repeat each circuit three times before moving onto the next one:

Circuit 1: Butt Series

Fire Hydrants

From the starting position, keep your leg bent and raise it out to the side until your thigh is parallel to the ground. Hold here for a second and then return back to starting position.

90-Degree Knee Pulses

From this position, drive your leg out behind you, flex your foot and bend at the knee to form a 90-degree angle. Pulse your foot up as if you were trying to stand on the ceiling.

Knee Crunches

From this position, crunch your leg in and then out, keeping your hips square and in line with the rest of your body. Bonus alert — you are working your core on this one too!

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Circuit 2: Back Series

Squat to a Row

Start with feet shoulder width apart and arms straight down in front of you. With bodyweight in your heels, lower down to 90 degrees. After hitting that 90-degree angle begin straightening the legs to return to a starting position. As you straighten your legs, simultaneously row your arms up to chest level.

Iron Cross Squat Hold

Start with feet shoulder-width apart and lower down into a squat position. Keep your chest up and weight in your heels, raise your arms and cross punch in front of you. Keeping this motion drive your arms out into a T position. Keep in a squat hold as you continue the punch and cross motion for 15 reps.

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Circuit 3: Quads Workout

Squat Pulses

Start with feet shoulder width apart and with weight in your heels, lower down to 90 degrees. Keeping your arms up above your head and engaged, stay low and perform short, baby pulses. Complete five pulses and return back to starting position. This is one rep.

Ice Skaters

Start standing on one leg. Hop from side to side, switching legs after each hop. Swing your arms side to side touching the opposite arm to the opposite standing leg, lowering your body down to do so.

Cover Photo: Shutterstock, Gallery courtesy of the author

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