Every woman wanting buns of steel, must do her squats! Standing straight with your legs hip-width apart, lower your bum like you’re going to sit on a low bench. You may need to reach your arms out in front of you for balance. Keep your stomach in, back straight, and don’t put pressure on your knees. Remember: your knees shouldn’t go past your toes. Add some weights to the exercise for better results, although it is always best to consult a professional before doing any kind of weight training.
2. Hip-raise and leg lift
Lie on your back on the floor, with your knees bent, feet slightly apart. Raise one leg directly above your hips, foot toward the ceiling. Keep the leg as straight as possible. Sucking in your stomach and keeping your shoulders away from your ears, lift your hips and squeeze your buttocks. Lower, not quite all the way to the floor, and repeat. Use your hips, glutes and core to stay strong – avoiding placing pressure on your shoulders, neck or ankles.
3. Bent leg-lifts
Lie on your side, with your back in-line, legs together and knees slightly bent. Place your bottom hand below your head, while the hand on your top arm can be placed on the floor in front of you for balance. Suck in your stomach to keep your core strong and help stabilize your position. Keeping the shape of the top leg, lift it and rotate it out from the hip. Be careful not to turn out your knee. Lower and repeat.
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