Khloé Kardashian is demonstrating exactly how she works out her most famous asset.
The secret to a defined derriere? According to Kardashian, 31, it’s squats.
In her latest Khlo-Fit video, “The One Exercise You Need to Boost Your Booty,” the reality star holds a squatting position on a Bosu ball. The ball creates instability and makes the move more challenging.
“Your core is going to fire and your legs are going to recruit different muscle firing patterns to stabilize your position, which makes the muscles more efficient,” Kardashian’s trainer Gunnar Peterson explains.
If you don’t have a Bosu ball, Peterson says you can use stacked towels, a pillow or an air mattress to stand on while squatting.
“I can do it on anything that’s going to give me instability, and it will challenge me that way,” he says.
Peterson also demonstrates how to do the Kocktails with Khloé host’s slide-board ab workout at home. Cookie sheets on a carpet achieve the same gliding effect, so to do Kardashian’s move, place your hands on the sheets while down on all fours, and slide your upper body in and out.
“The key is on the way back, not to drop the hips and butt back so you disengage,” says Peterson.
Kardashian says her workouts help keep her on track – both mentally and physically.
“I definitely think the physical and the mental go hand in hand,” the newly single star told PEOPLE last month. “I feel so good in the gym that it [affects] the rest of my day. It’s a healthy addiction. It’s like buying your sanity!”
—Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya
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EXCLUSIVE: Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian’s Interior Designer Reveals the Differences in the Sisters’ Home Styles
They may share a sarcastic sense of humor and tens of millions of Twitter followers, but when it comes to the décor of their neighboring Calabasas homes, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian have decidedly disparate tastes.
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½ cup sugar
1 tsp. coriander seeds
4 sprigs of cilantro
2 oz. vodka
1 oz. Sake
3 dashes of yuzu juice
Splash of soda water
1. In a small sauce pan, on high heat, add sugar and ½ cup water. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and add coriander and cilantro. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off and let cool. Will keep in refrigerator for 1 week.
2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, sake, ¼ oz. coriander simple syrup, yuzu juice and soda water. Gently stir to mix. In a rocks glass, add a large ice cube. Strain drink into glass. Top with a lemon twist.
Khloé Kardashian‘s latest endeavor has us anxiously awaiting cocktail time.
Her real weakness? Cheese.
So while it was exciting to see the pounds melt away just from cutting out her precious dairy, Kardashian was sad to say goodbye.
“When I lost 11 lbs. in one month, I didn’t want it to be true, because cheese was my vice!” she exclusively tells PEOPLE.
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But it was hard for Kardashian to deny the facts.
“My skin also got clearer, I had more energy, and I wasn’t congested,” she says.
So she’s keeping on her dairy-free plan, forgoing her old nachos habit and sticking to cleaner meals like dinners of chicken with vegetables and rice or sweet potatoes.
“If I have a taste now, it’s crazy how quickly I feel like it does upset my stomach and I feel more sluggish,” Kardashian says.
Now about 40 lbs. lighter, she does go for the occasional cheesy treat when she’s in need of a fix. Kardashian says she isn’t immune to the siren call of a hot piece of pizza, but she sticks to a single slice.
“It’s about understanding limitations.”
—Aili Nahas and Julie Mazziotta