Tone up now, summer is coming, prepare your bikini body now, hey chipies, here you will find tips, exercises to tone up.
Tone up, a toned and lean body is the dream of many of use, so I share with you my finding for a superb bottom. In ES Magazine of Friday 6th January 2012, a simple yet useful reminder on how having super glutes! Again the donkey kick is recognized as the best weapon to have nice glutes. On all fours, abs braced, kick one leg up in the (knee bent at 90 degrees throughout) Aim for 3 sets of 15 repetitions each side, and make sure your hips don’t twist round as you kick.
You will also find this exercise in my favorite Pilates DVD to tone up, Pilates For Life, Darcey Bussell. Many exercises aims at working your body to be toned and lean, be disciplined do your workout 3 times a week and you will soon see the difference.
In Harper’s Bazaar of May 2012, there are many advice to get toned. One of them given by trainer Simone de la Rue, I must admit I did not know her but she is apparently the new Tracey Anderson. Now, her secrets if you want to tone are: is to focus on resistance training. The trick to to getting toned is to work the muscles to exhaustion with 30, even 40 reps. Focus on the quality too, really feel your body. Again, she recommends the donkey kick, the best bottom firmer:
– Start on all fours, then bring one knee into the chest and kick it back, keeping the leg parallel to the floor, foot pointed and above hip level, and repeat. If you don’t have time or feel lazy, if there is one exercise to do, this is this one.
– Another good exercise, lie one one side, hip level, legs straight. With feet flexed, slowly raise the lower the top leg, making sure the ankles touch when the top leg lowers.
– And finally, lie on your back, propped up on your elbows with one leg bent, then raise and lower the other straight leg, point the foot when lifting and flex it when lowering to fully work more muscles.
Another very good DVD to pratice this type of exercises, is Yogalates 6 For Weight Loss [DVD] which incorporate pilates, yoga and dance, the secrets for a lean and toned body.
My tip, which a pro tip too, slow down your movements. Fast movements relies more on momentum than muscle effort. Slow movements help to get those lean, feminine muscles.