(English) 3 ways to a firmer butt
What do celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez have in common? Without a doubt, it’s a bootylicious derriere that has the world swooning with envy.
So what makes these buttocks so attractive you ask? Most will agree it’s down to roundness, curviness AND firmness.
Although it’s true we seldom get to appreciate the full view of our own behinds, it’s not reason for neglect. These exercises will zone in and target those glutes to help you achieve a firmer butt.
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#1 SIDE LYING LEG RAISE
Lie on your right side, have you right knee bent at 90 degrees and your left leg straight and in line with your back.
To keep your left hip from tilting forward as you’re executing this move, press your left fingers into the top of your buttocks.
Proceed to raise your left leg as high as you can without having your hips tilt back. Lower your left leg back to the start position and repeat.
Recommended to do this exercise 8 to 10 times on each side.
- Ensure your leg is raised in line with your back
- Try to feel your buttock muscles contracting when you raise your leg
- Try to maintain a contraction in your abdominal muscles throughout the exercise
Start by lying on your back, feet planted on the ground, knees bent and heels close to your buttocks. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart.
Slowly raise your hips to create an imaginary straight line running from your knees to your shoulders. Remember to tighten your abdominals and buttocks when you come up. Lower yourself gently to the start position.
Repeat this exercise 8 to 10 times.
- Ensure your knees do not point outwards
- Keep your chin slightly tucked in
- As you rise, make a note that you are contracting your buttocks, not your hamstrings
#3 MAGNETIC MUSCLE SCULPTING
Not exactly an exercise you can perform in the comfort of your own home, Magnetic Muscle Sculpting involves the latest technology, Functional Magnetic Stimulation to improve the tone of treated muscles, by enabling muscle contraction. 15-30 minutes is all you need for each session.
Not solely limited to the glutes, MMS can be used to treat and tone up abdominal muscles and pelvic floor muscles too.