Venezuelan fitness model Michelle Lewin trained her glutes in the most recent video series on her Instagram page. Dressed in a pair of yellow leggings and a black sports bra, she started the workout with a series of Bulgarian split squats. This exercise required her to rest one foot behind her on an exercise bench. She bent the front knee and straightened it to complete one repetition. During the clip, in a playful conversation with her husband Jimmy, Michelle stressed that the exercise can be used to train the quadriceps as well. The quadriceps will be engaged when the front leg is bent at a 90-degree angle, she explained. Stretching that front leg forward will activate the hamstrings and the glutes.
Michelle moved on to the cable machine in the next clip. While there, she demonstrated glute kickbacks and explained that this piece of gym equipment can be used to target the other areas of the lower body as well. Bending the knee with the cable weight attached will work the hamstrings, she said.
The third clip saw her explain a variation on the standard kickback, one which required her to crisscross one foot in front of the other and to lift the back leg diagonally. This helps to develop a rounder behind, Michelle added. Then she increased the weight on the machine, leaned forward, and bent her active leg toward her torso before pushing it back. She told fans to do this exercise until failure and then lower the weight by half to do 10 more.
In the last video, Michelle said that her legs felt like cooked spaghetti — so she opted to ditch the weights and gym machines to knock out a simple set of diagonal lunges into deep squats.
The video series has accumulated over 35,000 likes as of this writing, and more than 500 Instagram users have commented on it. In those comments, fans showered the 33-year old fitness star with praise. Many of the glowing compliments were written in Michelle’s native Spanish, but her English-speaking fans chimed in as well.
“You’re so fantastic!” one fan wrote. “Keep going! You inspire so much, gorgeous.”
“Love your videos!!” a second admirer said before adding a fire emoji to their comment.
A third commenter seemed to love that Michelle’s videos were so informative.
“This is amazing!” they wrote. “Thanks for explaining it.”
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????????fabs for GLUTES! -Save this video, and do this routine on your next glute day! 1️⃣Here you might fight a bit with keeping the balance in the beginning. But that is one thing what makes this exercise even more fabulous: by keeping the balance, you engage even more fibers in the muscle that you are targeting. 15 repetitions per leg / 5 sets. If you add weight by holding two dumbbells in your hands: 10 repetitions per leg / 5 sets. 2️⃣For volume: 12 (straight leg) kick-backs per leg / 3 sets. 3️⃣Let's add roundness: 12 side-kicks per leg / 3 sets. 4️⃣Full power now: 10 heavy kick-backs per leg, then 10 kick-backs with half the weight. 3 sets. 5️⃣A lunge to the (front) right, a lunge to the (front) left, and a deep squat: That equals one repetition: 10 repetitions / 3 sets. ✅Outfit: @one0one_101 ✅My full workout programs, created for YOU and your needs, available on the app Fitplan (download it for free from my website, and let's get you in shape!)
This is hardly the first time that Michelle has trained her glutes in a video posted to her Instagram page. In a previous post, she trained that area of her body with a circuit that included double and single-legged glute bridges, weighted hip abductions, and more.
Said post has been liked over 70,000 times since it was uploaded in November of last year, and more than 600 Instagram users have commented on it.