Banded jump rope is the most *extra* exercise to sculpt your glutes


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Jumping rope is one of the best ways to get in some cardio (and totally nostalgic of all those years on the playground when you had no idea you were exercising during recess). Because the accessory is so portable, you can use it anywhere—and after just a minute or two, you’ll probably be sweating. Doing the exercise wins you some lower-body benefits thanks to all the up-and-down action, but if you really want to sculpt your butt while lifting your heart rate, simply add in a resistance band.

During a workout with Fuller House star Candace Cameron Bure, celeb trainer Kira Stokes decided to really up the burn factor with some banded jump-roping. By putting a resistance band right above your knees while you’re jumping, you’ll be able to majorly tone your behind. “It’s a surefire way to wake up your body and make sure your glutes are in on the action,” Stokes notes in her Instagram caption.

To work the booty, Stokes utilizes that extra resistance with some jump-rope jacks and scissors. Since the moves involve some coordination, getting it right might take a little practice—there’s a lot going on as you’re trying to avoid tripping over that rope, after all. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll feel the burn more than ever.

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