J.Lo's Trainer Shares His No. 1 Bum-Sculpting Move

Updated 05/27/19

Some might call it creepy to obsess over a celebrity’s body part, but we prefer to call it a compliment. Take, for example, Jennifer Lopez’s butt. Simply put, it is a thing of beauty. In Shakespearean times, the bard would have written sonnets about its pert, gravity-defying power, comparing its loveliness to that of a summer’s day or even the sun itself. In fact, J.Lo’s entire being is the epitome of #goals: She’s healthy, fit, and toned, and she totally owns it. Someday, in our dreams, we would sit down with the performer and make her teach us her secret to eternal youth—and maybe a dance move or two.

Though that day has yet to be realized (one can hope), we got the next best thing to an actual workout with J.Lo: tips from her trainer (butt-related tips in particular). David Kirsch works with the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, and Kate Upton, and the man has been called the “master of the ass.” He even partnered with Levi’s on its new Wedgie Fit Jeans ($88), which sound like a nightmare but actually promise to show off your best assets.

This leads us to our very, very important and totally not creepy question for Kirsch: How can we, too, get a butt like J.Lo’s?

Keep scrolling to see his favorite bum-sculpting move!

Want a sculpted booty? We don't think there's any other answer to that question but a resounding yes. Enter the sumo lunge, Kirsch’s number one workout move for a J.Lo-status booty. Here’s a breakdown, straight from Kirsch himself:

  1. Start with your legs slightly wider than hip-width apart, with your hands on your hips.
  2. With one leg, do a roundhouse, a side kick, then a frog jump, all in a relatively swift motion.
  3. Repeat with the other leg.

“It’s the perfect butt-shaping, hip reducing, lower half–sculpting maneuver,” Kirsch tells us. “It targets the outer thigh and really lifts the butt, which seem to be two problem areas for a lot of women.” He promises that by doing the sumo lunge three times a week, you’ll start seeing results in as little as two to three weeks. How’s that for motivation?

Here’s a video, if you need a visual:

If you’ve mastered the sumo lunge and want to take things even further, Kirsch says you can try the plié toe squat and platypus walk. “They both lift the butt, so I love to do them right after one another so you can feel the burn immediately,” he says. Our butts and bodies are ready.

To better show off your toned booty, we recommend slathering on some Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream ($45). Featuring nourishing Brazilian ingredients (so you know it's legit) like guaraná, cupuaçu butter, açaí, and coconut oil, it tightens and smooths the appearance of your skin.

Want more workout tips? Shakira’s trainer told us all her toned-tummy secrets.

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