Spring is in full fledge, and if you are still moping around fantasizing about your bikini body for the summer, and particularly about how your derriere and abs will look in them it’s time to put your work out in overdrive. Who doesn’t love an ample backside with flat abs to boot? It’s the perfect compliment to any summer outfit and you haven’t got much time left to whip your body in perfect condition for your summer vacay.
Here are a few exercises that you can incorporate into your workout routine to get you in tip top shape.
Lunges – This exercise is a certified booty blaster. It targets the glutes, hips and thighs and boy do you feel it. But the results are well worth it. To do a proper lunge stand upright with your feet facing forward and together. Place your hands on your hips. Chose one leg and step forward, bending your front knee so that it is over the top of your foot, but making sure that it does not extend further than that. As you bend your knee lift the heel of the opposite ankle. You can stop when your body is in a 90 degree angle position with the floor. Now pull your body back to the start position and repeat. For added resistance you can also do this exercise with weights.
Squats – Beyonce was quoted in saying that a woman can never do enough squats. With sage advice from the bootylicious singer herself, this is definitely a commandment that we can add to our workout repertoire. Stand with your legs shoulder width apart with your toes facing forward. Relax your body and push your shoulders back for good posture. Suck your stomach in while maintaining a natural breathing pattern. Put your arms in front of you so that they are perpendicular to your body and pretend as though you are sitting in a chair, making sure that your knees do not go over your toes. Release and repeat. For more resistance you can also do squats with free weights.
Kickbacks – On an exercise mat kneel on all fours, and evenly distribute your body weight. Bring your knee forward and exhale, and then extend the leg in an upward position while squeezing your but muscles. Adding 3-5 pound ankle weights will rev up this exercise.
Steps – Using the stairs in your home with 3-5 pound weights on your ankle can make a big difference. Walk up and down your stairs a few times and feel the burn.
Walking/Running – Again, ankle weights can be a girls best friend when getting her booty in shape. Walking up hills so that there is maximum resistance, can whip your glutes into shape. Take a 20-30 minute walk somewhere that you have to walk uphill, and you will certainly feel the difference after the first workout.