It’s a lucky woman who’s completely happy with her behind! Too many of us are concerned that it’s too big which is a shame because it’s a rare man who doesn’t like curves to some extent on a woman. We are not young boys and we should stop striving to be the same shape as them from the back! However, whether you’re happy with the size of your bottom or not, you still have to do bottom exercises to keep the muscles toned so that it doesn’t sag.
Here’s a great thing you can do to tone your bottom wherever you are - at your office desk, standing in a queue, anywhere at all in fact, except from a soft chair:
Beauty Secret: Regularly tighten and release your buttocks and pelvic muscles.
Yes, it’s as simple as that!
You’ll be toning your entire pelvic area, lifting your derriere, and even strengthening your back and stomach muscles as you do so. About a minute a couple of times a day will benefit you, as long as this is not your entire contribution to your youthful beauty regime, of course!
Buttock toning exercise
Squats are hard work but worth it.
Stand with your feet hip distance apart.
Pull in your thighs, bottom and stomach.
Hold your arms straight out in front of you where they will remain throughout the exercise.
Now, keeping the back straight and upright, bend the knees and squat down as though you are about to sit on a very low chair.
The slower you do this exercise the more effective it is.
Aim to build up your repetitions by adding one squat extra each day.
Aim for 2 x 10 each day.
The dreaded cellulite
Some scientists say it doesn’t exist, but we know better, don’t we. No matter how slim you might be, in the thigh area you most probably have cellulite. I do, but I keep it from taking up firm residence with these exercises, as well as wearing ankle weights whilst doing housework and going out walking. I particularly enjoy this exercise as I can watch television while I’m doing it!
Cellulite removing exercise
Lie down on a mat with your heels pressed against a wall, or a sturdy cupboard, with your legs at a 45-degree angle.
Press against the wall as though you are trying to push it away from you.
Hold each push for about 10 seconds, building up to more over time.
Aim to continue this exercise for about 2 minutes.
When you are comfortable with this, try the following:
Cross one ankle over the other and press down as hard as you can with the top leg only.
Hold for about 10 seconds.
Make sure you change legs and do the same amount of repetitions again.
About 2 minutes should be enough to start with although you may want to work up to longer as you improve. It is better to do fewer repetitions.
Keep up these bottom exercises on a regular basis and soon you'll be being talked about for the right reasons!