Have you ever seen Pauline Nordin’s butt? She HAS the butt that I want so when I saw that she was releasing The Butt Bible on Exercise TV I knew that it was something I was going to get.
The Butt Bible program is set up in three levels. Levels 1, 2 and 3 for the lower body and Levels 1, 2 and 3 for the upper body. So far I have only done Level 1 of the lower body.
I previewed this level before I actually did it. When I saw that Level 1 was bodyweight only and done without weights I thought that since I have been working out for so long that this wouldn’t be challenging for me – boy was I wrong.
After a quick but thorough warm up Pauline starts the workout on the floor with the glute bridge. She tells you to squeeze your cheeks together and “crack nuts” with your cheeks. You do a high amount of reps with this. Then goes to another round. Towards the end of this round of the butt bridge you start to feel it.
The next exercise is a side raise for the side of the butt. She finishes it off by straitening the leg out and this is when I started to feel it. You then do your other leg and repeat this series. You can tell that the repetition is what is making this work.
Then you stand up for some squats. Pauline is in favor of a super wide stance for your squats. Her legs are a lot further than hip distance apart. She also promotes going very deep and getting your “ass to the grass” and nut cracking at the top.
Next up are a series of lunges with a wide range of motion to feel the glute working. After this portion Pauline goes through a series a deadlifts – first is the sumo deadlift with legs very wide and knees bending. Then it’s a stiff legged deadlift and back to the sumo deadlift. She gives some pointers throughout to get maximum effect.
It is back to the butt bridge for 3 more sets and I can tell you that once again you really feel it. She explains that you can’t just do a couple you have to do a marathon and this for sure is a marathon of the butt bridge. When you finish this last set of the butt bridge you are happy that it is time to stretch.
I can’t wait to try the other levels using weights.
Pauline’s accent makes you afraid of her but she cracks a couple of jokes throughout this workout and you realize she has a good heart. Hey this lady obviously knows something about the butt.