Monday, 20 July 2015

4 Exercises to Tone Your Butt

“Bottoms Up” and I don’t mean with a drink. I mean try these great exercises to lift and firm your butt. A busy life can often derail your fitness plan. But even doing a few exercises when you have time can help you feel stronger and feel better in your clothes. I am a fan of resistance bands because they are easy to use at home, the office, or on the road.

 I’m a frequent flyer, so I stick a few in my suitcase and can use them right in my hotel room. Bands offer the same benefits of other resistance equipment without being big and heavy. If you use proper form and a challenging level of tension, your muscle fibers won’t know the difference between weights or bands. Even better, bands can offer more muscle recruitment because you can use multiple muscle groups at once. Try a squat with an overhead press or try a lunge with a bicep curl.

They increase coordination and build buff muscles! Another bonus unlike some pieces of exercises equipment, these guys won’t break the bank. And better yet, they aren’t a big space taker in your home. Just stick them in a drawer or under a bed! If you’re new to resistance bands, I’d recommend this C9 Comfort Grip Resistance Band from Target! The handles are padded and the resistance level is great for beginners to intermediate.

Try these four exercises below and do 2-3 sets of 15-20 repetitions of each, 3-5 days a week. How do you choose the correct resistance band? You should reach moderate to maximum muscle fatigue between 15-20 repetitions. If your band is too easy, you’ll know. If it’s too hard, you won’t be able to complete the full range of motion. Stay in control and keep a steady pace. Adding music with a steady tempo is also a great way to stay motivated

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