It’s a fact that physical attraction is what initially pulls a man to a woman, and vice versa. Yes, women are just as focused on physical qualities as men are, based on a study done by social psychologists. As there’s backing for this claim, women should work hard to improve their physical appearance to attract the opposite sex. That is, if they aren’t working hard already.
As simple as stepping up and down a platform can do wonders to tone and firm your bum. If you want to get more than just great-looking buttocks, you can also exercise your arms at the same time by lifting dumbbells. So put on your favourite dance tune and step right up then down. Make better use of those stairs by doing step aerobics.
There are many other exercises that are designed not only to promote health, but to tone and tighten your buttocks as well, such as running, kickback, side and back lunges, hurdles and elliptical machine. It is up to you to decide which exercise to do. With the bikini season just around the corner, pick a workout that is simple but yields better results. How?
- Think about the amount of time you can spend on a particular exercise. If you can barely squeeze in half an hour to your hectic schedule, choose activities that you can do while working or when you arrive at home.
- Think about the equipment required. Do you have a bar at home? If you don’t, you would have to go the gym to perform deadlifts, which could pose a problem if you prefer to exercise at home. But if you do step aerobics instead, you can just use the stairs in your house.
- Think about your budget. Gym membership isn’t free, but you do gain access to a variety of equipment and, in some cases, a personal trainer. Then again, you can always choose those activities that won’t cost you any money. Moreover, if the only problem area you need to work on is your butt and those unsightly cellulites, you don’t really need to spend money.
Achieving Ripped Abs
- Train your abs along with other parts of your body. The tendency with most is that they are too tired to focus on their abs once they are done working out their calves and forearms. This is why it is best to train all of these areas together so that you attack all of them with great intensity. Plus, you don’t have to feel worried about not getting to your abs at the end of a workout session.
- Train your abs at home. The beauty of developing abs is that it doesn’t have to happen in the gym. There are exercises you can do at home to achieve a ripped 6-pack, and these include:
- Do sit ups. Lie on the floor with your feet planted flat. Your knees should be up and your hands should be crossed on your chest. If you don’t have someone who could hold your feet down, wedge them underneath something heavy. Sit all the way up by lifting your lower back off the floor along with your shoulder blades. Keep your back straight then lower yourself down. Keep doing this in 3 sets of 10, with 1 minute rests in between sets.
- Do crunches. Lie on the floor with your hands lightly touching your temples. Using only your abdominal muscles, bring your shoulders towards your knees. You can do this in 1 or 2 sets of 10 repetitions.
- Do leg lifts. Lie on the floor with your legs straightened out. Keep your hands at your sides. Lift your legs straight up without bending your knees. Do this until it’s at a 90-degree angle. Lower your legs then repeat.
- Train your abs in traffic. Being stuck in traffic doesn’t mean you have to be unproductive. You can use this time to do a simple ab exercise. You can simply flex your abs as hard as possible while crunching down and exhaling. Hold for five counts then relax and repeat.
- Eat healthy. Yes, other than doing all these physical activities, your diet plays a huge role in getting that ripped body you want. Try to avoid junk food, but in case you give in, don’t beat yourself up. You can always try harder for your next meal.