Strengthen All the Major Muscle Groups
Ready to put on your workout clothes and hit the gym? Before you head out, we want to show you five moves that will help strengthen and tone your waist and legs. These exercises work all of the major muscle groups in these two areas so they are great for beginners or people who want a quick full-body workout. Give a try to Waist trainer for lower stomach and get those perfect abs!
*Squats: Squat your way to a toned butt and thighs. Stand with feet hip-width apart, fingertips on the ground in front of you for stability if needed. Inhale as you bend at the hips and knees to lower down into position (try not to let your knees go over your ankles). Exhale at this point before squeezing buttocks muscles together and pushing up from heels back into starting position.
*Side Lunges: This one is great because it helps improve balance and work both sides of the body using big muscle groups like those in our legs. Start by standing tall with hands on hips or overhead holding onto dumbbells for added resistance. Step out sideways so that knee touches floor then push off heel to return back up. Inhale as you step out and exhale when returning back into start position.
*Laying Leg Lifts: This is a great way for beginners to work on their abdominal muscles because it’s performed while lying down, which means the weight of your body makes this exercise easier than if done from standing or sitting positions where gravity works against you. Place hands behind head with elbows pointed outward so that they are parallel to floor and place feet flat on ground so knees are bent at ninety degrees (do not let heels lift off ground). Exhales as slowly raise leg up towards ceiling without tilting pelvis upwards then lower foot down until thigh touches the ground again before repeating movement.
*Bridges: This move is used to strengthen all the muscles in your lower body, including glutes and hips. Place hands on floor under shoulders with arms extended towards heels while supporting upper back onto feet (or a yoga block or bench). Inhale as you lift pelvis into position then exhale as slowly return down to start position.