You know I love my resistance bands—not just for strength training, but for abdominal work as well. Well, this week I started using them to shape and firm my derrière, too. The resistance adds intensity and fun.
Here are three moves I’ve added to my workout this week. It’s great not just for your butt, but for your legs and abs as well. Move #3 will whittle your waist away for sure.
#1 – Leg Extensions:
On all fours, hold the ends of the resistance bands in your hand, and wrap the band around your right foot. Extend your leg back, engage your butt and abs for the best results.
#2 – Leg Lifts
Before you switch to the other side, stay in the position you were in for Leg Extensions, and now do full leg lifts, touching your toe to the ground each time. Do one set of 13, and then do another set of short lifts
#3 – Leg Swipes
Before you move on to your left side, stay on all fours, and lift your leg so that it your body and leg are level, then steadily swipe your right leg to the right side. Do one set without bringing your foot back down. You should feel it in your hips, abs, and oblique.
Don’t forget to keep good posture. Keep your neck straight—don’t lift it up or hang it down. Suck your tummy in and squeeze from your butt. Extend your legs, nice and long.
After you’ve done one set of each, switch to the other side and repeat. Try it out, you’ll love it! Just because we’re headed into winter, and you’re not in your bikini all the time doesn’t mean you should let your bum go—keep it firm so it stays hot all year round ;).
BIG LOVE & HUGS