Article by Sarah Maxwell
Fitness guru Sarah Maxwell shares 3 best exercises for a better bottom
If you want a perfect ending, you need to get off it. The modern bottom, although bigger is also broader and saggier. Your bottom reflects your lifestyle, so what does yours say? Too much sofa sitting and not enough fresh and wholesome foods? Add up how many hours you sit on your tush a day. You’ll be surprised how much time you clock in. If you’re sitting at a desk all day, drive around in the car and then collapse at night on the sofa, you’re doing a lot of bottom surfing.
Here are 3 exercises to help you tone up.
(alternate legs) Stand with feet together. Crouch down and place your hands on the floor next to your feet. In an explosive movement, jump feet backwards, one leg at a time into a push-up
position, jump feet back between hands.
REPS: 16 (8 x each leg) or continuously for
Lie on the floor with your arms at your sides, knees bent, feet flat to the floor and hip width apart. Then, squeeze your buttocks to raise your hips upward. Hold for 2-3 seconds before you lower your hips to the floor.
REPS: 20-30 times.
Standing with feet hip/shoulder width apart, pull in abdominals. Keep them pulled in as you bend
your knees, slowly squat down as if you were going to sit on a chair. Hold the position for 3-5 seconds and
return to the starting position, squeezing your buttocks together as you go. Always keep knees in line with the toes. If you see that your knees are beyond your toes, you must correct your position. Start with 8-16 repetitions.
Ensure that you keep as much weight on your heels as possible. Squeeze buttocks together as you return to the start position. This will maximize toning in that area.
More exercises and tips can be found in Sarah’s latest book: The Booty Bootcamp – available foe download for £1.99