With the focus firmly on Rio this summer, it’s easy to get jealous of the fabulous beach bodies we see on the telly swanning around in next to nothing. Try these 3 exercises to get your bum ready for a Brazilian bikini!
1. Elvis Lunge
You’ll need a 15- to 20-pound body bar which you have to grab with your hands wider than shoulder-width apart.
That's one rep. Do two sets of 12 to 15, resting for 30 seconds between sets.
This exercise will work your core, hips, glutes, hamstrings, quads, and calves.
2. Hip Bridge and Heel Drag
Lying on your back with your lower legs on a stability ball, raise your hips until they're aligned with your feet and shoulders.
That's one set. Do three sets, resting for 30 seconds between sets.
This will work your core, glutes, hamstrings, quads, and calves.
3. Raised Lunge with Knee Balance
With a couple of 12- to 15-pound dumbbells, stand with your back to a 12-inch-high step two to three feet away.
That's one set. Do three sets of these, resting for 30 seconds between sets.
This lunge will work the core, hips, glutes, hamstrings, and quads.
Do these exercises a couple of times each week for a firmer bum that will look good on the beach!
We're heading off into the sun in a couple of weeks and exercise was the last thing on my mind but maybe I'll give these a shot. Can't hurt to try.
100 squats a day did it for me