Here’s another interesting and informative article by guest blogger, Brooke Chaplan. This one is about firming up flabby buns!
Your backside is one of many areas many people find difficult to tighten and tone. Fortunately, there are many exercises that can help you burn fat and build muscle in your buns. Below are some examples of the exercises you may want to try to make a new effort in your exercise routine.
Lunges not only target your buns, but also work the muscles in your legs. The first step in performing a reverse lunge is to stand up straight with your arms at your side. After that, you will need to step backwards until your knee nearly touches the floor. The opposite knee should form a 90 degree angle. Return to the starting position. Repeat the exercise using the other leg.
If you want to make this exercise a little more challenging, then you should perform it with a weight in your hand. Twist your torso to add a bit of core work as well.
Squats are often one of the first exercises that come to mind when people think about toning up your buns. In order to perform a squat, you will need to stand with your feet hip-width apart. After that squat down like you are sitting in a chair. Make sure that you keep your back straight while you are performing the squats. (Editor’s Note: I’ve found that a proper squat can be performed by tensing your core and sticking out your butt when you squat down.) To increase intensity, jump out of them each time.
You will need a step or a bench to perform this exercise. The bench or step should be about knee-height. Place your foot on the step or bench and step up. Step back down using the opposite leg. Repeat the same exercise using the opposite leg. This exercise is very effective even if you only use your own body weight as resistance. However, you can challenge yourself and burn more calories if you hold a weight while performing this exercise.
Running is an aerobic exercise that can help you tone your butt and burn a lot of calories at the same time. It is also a great exercise to try if you want to lose weight all over your body. Many who take diet pills to lose weight also include running in their regimen, but you’ll have to pay attention to the Phentermine side effects so you know how exercise will affect you while taking them. One of the many great things about running is no equipment is required. You just need a good pair of running shoes.
Toning your butt can be hard work. The good news is that you can tone up with step-ups, reverse lunges, and squats. You may also want to include running in your regimen.
About the Author
Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking and gardening. For more information contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan.
What do you do to tone your buns?