Add this amazing butt workout to your arsenal of workout routines to flex and tone your butt and thighs.
The Payoff Holding a seated position (without a chair) for a few counts strengthens your thighs, hips and butt -- and gives you the same sculpting benefits as doing 10-12 reps of a normal squat, says Norma Shechtman, a group fitness instructor at Sports Club/LA in Orange County, Calif.
As a bonus, these fitness tips give your back and abs a workout as they contract to help you maintain the pose. For best results follow this thigh and butt workout:
- Stand with your feet hip-width apart, arms at sides, abs pulled in, chest lifted and shoulder blades drawn down.
- Keep your back straight as you lower into a squat -- knees aligned over toes and your weight on your heels -- as if you were going to sit in a chair.
- At the same time, raise your arms overhead, palms facing each other and elbows aligned with ears. Keep your shoulder blades down and together (no hunching).
- Hold for 3-5 breaths, return to the start position and rest for 5 breaths; repeat.
Add these easy fitness tips to your workout routines for firmer and shapelier butt and thighs!