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Lower Body Workout Series: Glutes (Time to get your buns in gear!)
How would you like to get fitness tips and suggestions from Kim Lyons nearly every day? She has great tips and ideas for easy exercise that you can do anywhere, anytime and they fit into everyday life. They are on her video blog at Fast Track where I'm a member.
I sent her a message on Fast Track and asked if I could feature her exercise videos here on my site. She said sure!
Here's what Kim had to say:
OK. Ready to get your buns tight and toned? Here are my two favorite exercises for isolating and toning your glutes. I’ve been getting all kinds of questions about what to do for glute exercises and I’ll share more this week, but let’s start with these:
For these exercises you’ll need an exercise ball -- one of my all-time favorite pieces of home equipment. They’re inexpensive, and you can find them anywhere. Be sure to pick up the right size for your height.
>For the first exercise, start on your back with your calves on top of the ball. Rest your arms down on the floor by your side. Relax your neck and shoulders. Then, drive your hips up to the ceiling and SQUEEZE YOUR GLUTES AT THE TOP! Remember the mind-muscle connection? It’s crucial for both of these exercises. When you bring your hips down, just tap the floor and head back toward the ceiling. Watch how when I raise my hips I form a long, flat plank…no bending at the waist.
>THIS is my all-time favorite exercise: Roll forward onto the ball, bring your hands out in front of you, feet shoulder-width apart, toes barely touching the floor (you should look like a table with a ball under you!). SQUEEZE YOUR GLUTES TO LIFT YOUR LEGS. You can pulse at the top when you lift your legs, or bring your legs up and hold however long you want. If you have ankle weights, they’d be perfect with this exercise to add a little more resistance.
These exercises look simple…but trust me, you’ll feel them! Because you’re using your own body weight as resistance, be sure to do lots of reps! These exercises are perfect for when you’re watching TV, you’re tired, or just not ready for a rigorous exercise workout. I like to end my workout with these.
I’ll be back tomorrow with more leg exercises. See ya!
Most Fit Tips from Kim are featured here on Mondays. Check back here each Monday for more exercise tips and ideas from Kim Lyons and Fast Track to Fat Loss.
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