Summer is coming up and I have big plans that involve swimsuits! I'm hoping to make it to the Dells, California, Florida, Vegas and Nebraska between July and September...yeah...it's going to be a crazy/expensive summer! Anyway.....these places will require me to be in a swimsuit at some point... so here are some booty tightening tips that I found that I'd like to share with you.
We love this easy move. To do it, start out on all fours. For 90 seconds, kick your right leg straight out behind you at a 45 degree angle to the floor. Do the same with your left leg. Repeat this three times.
This exercise tightens up the outer part of your butt: Instead of lunging forward and backward, step out to the side, bend your right knee and lunge sideways. Repeat 10 times, and then switch to your left side.
This exercise targets your glutes and hips. Start out on all fours, and keeping your right knee bent, lift it up to the side until it’s parallel with your hips (like a dog peeing on a fire hydrant). Do this for 90 seconds on each side, and repeat this rotation three times.
Just like stair runs, kettlebell swings burn calories and tone your bod. Start with a light kettlebell in both hands, with your feet hip width apart. (Doing this at home? Use a milk jug with a screw cap—it works just like a kettlebell.) Swing the bell toward the back of your body and then thrust your hips and thighs forward while swinging your arms in front. Squat down when you bring it back toward the ground and repeat. Do this three times for 30 or 45-second intervals.
The Hip Extension
Start out on all fours and, keeping your right leg bent, push it back until it’s in line with your spine, with your foot and upper thigh parallel to the ceiling. Do this for 90s seconds and then do the same with your left leg.