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Emily Skye Flaunts Abs During Glute-Busting Workout

Here are her three “must do” exercises.
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Emily Skye's abs are on fire! In a new social media post, the fitness influencer and trainer, who boasts over 2.7 million Instagram followers, shares three easy moves that you can do at home to build up your backside. "3 MUST DO BOOTY EXERCISES!" she captioned the Instagram video. "If your butt ain't sweaty, you ain't training hard enough." Here are the exact exercises she does – and some of the other go-to diet and fitness tips that keep her in shape.

Here Are the Three Exercises to Build Your Glute


In the video, she demonstrated three exercises that can be done with light weights or no weights.

  1. Deadlift
  2. Bulgarian split squat
  3. Hip thrust with pause

Exercise Almost Every Single Day


If you want a body like Emily's, plan on working out almost every day. In an Instagram post she reveals that 5-6 workouts per week are a must. "Some people might think my progress is due to my genetics," she wrote, "but I can tell you it's got a LOT to do with hard work and consistency," she continued. Sometimes she even works out at midnight.

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Do High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)


Skye advocates HIIT workouts. "You can't spot reduce," she told People. "Work your whole body doing high-intensity interval training workouts and weights. A lot of women neglect [weight training] because they have this fear that weights will make them bulky, but it's actually really good for getting that toned look. Plus it burns fat," she added. "You've got fat that sits on top of the muscle, so if you work the muscle and get it nice and toned, once you remove the fat you're left with long, lean, toned muscles." There is lots of research backing up the benefits of HIIT workouts, including body fat reduction, improved cardiovascular function, and mental health. It is also time effective.

Amp Up Your Protein Intake

Sock eyed salmon with green beans and lemon

Emily encourages eating protein to burn fat. Each of her meals is very protein-centric. For breakfast she has an egg, spinach and halloumi wrap, followed by a tuna, kale, sweet potato and avocado salad at lunch. "I usually aim to include protein at breakfast, like eggs and dairy, which also have a range of important minerals," she told NW Magazine. "A savory breakfast means I can throw in some vegetables, plus wholegrain carbs for slow-release energy." She also loves fish. "I try to include fish a few times a week for lean protein and important omega-3 fats. I add some pumpkin and sesame seeds for extra mineral, protein and healthy fats," she added.

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Try "Intuitive Eating"


It's all about balance, says Sky. "I like intuitive eating and to allow myself one or two treat meals a week. It does depend on what's happening though. If I have a photoshoot or something coming up, I'm a bit more strict with myself because I know I have a goal to achieve, but generally, I allow a couple of treats. My favorite 'treat' foods are chips and chocolate," she told Women's Best.

💪🔥Body Booster: If you want to build your glutes, make sure you are eating enough protein to sustain muscle growth. Most experts recommend about 30 grams of protein per meal.

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