Okay – you’ve checked your butt out in jeans all winter long – what is it going to look like when you slip into your bikini this summer? Let’s work to get that booty tightened up for swimsuit season:
Tighten Your Tushie
Our tushie muscles are as important to our functional hip and lower back strength as they are to our general body shape. Luckily, even if you sit a lot (that whole work, study, commuting thing), it is quite easy to strengthen those muscles and tighten your ass in a good way. You will be swimsuit ready in no time!
Lie prone (on your stomach) on a mat or blanket, with your forehead resting on your hands and your legs straight and together.
Pull your abs in, gently press your hip and pubic bones into the mat, and lift both legs – keeping them as straight as possible. Keep your hips and top of thighs on the ground. Hold for 5 seconds, lower, and repeat 6-10 times.
On your last rep, hold your legs up and bend your knees, bringing your heels together and separating your knees like a frog. Lower and lift your bent knees in this position 6-10 times, again keeping abs in and hips down. Try to avoid overworking your lower back.
Rest and sit back on your heels to stretch your back a bit. You may repeat this series one or two more times. If you do these every other day you will see results within 2 weeks.
Swimsuit Ready Challenge
This exercise is part of our Swimsuit Ready Challenge (April 2-30, 2012). Do this exercise and comment below “I did this!” to be entered to win our $100 and $50 giveaways. You may enter up to one time per day through April 30th.
Also – be sure to share this on Facebook, Pinterest and other sites to let your friends cheer you on or – better yet – join in on the challenge so they can hang out on the beach with you this summer!