Make those minutes count and perk up your butt with these simple toning exercises.
After a little bit of research (and a few cups of coffee), I found out it takes me about three minutes to fill and heat the water in my Keurig and about 30 seconds to fill my cup. So of course, I had to come up with a quick workout to make those minutes really count!
Do this butt-sculpting workout in the AM or whenever you need a quick pick-me-up. Just by adding this short sequence to your routine every morning, you will gain more than 90 minutes of exercise a month and over 18 hours of movement a year—everything counts! Try to perform each move for 30-40 seconds or until your cup is brewed, and aim to flow from one movement to the next without stopping for best results.
Feel free to use your counter for extra assistance or help to balance so you can focus on your form. Two hands are easiest, turning to the side and using one hand is a little harder, and no hands is most advanced. Pick what works for you.
When you stand up or walk upstairs, you use your quads, but you don’t use your glutes as much in everyday life. For this workout, really think about the muscles you’re aiming to engage instead of just going through the motions—this way you will fire up those glutes!
Stand in a wide second position with toes turned out, and hold onto your counter for support as needed.
Keeping your core pulled in and your shoulders back and down, bend your knees, making sure they track right over the middle of your foot.
Hold here for 30-40 seconds.
Plie Squat with Heel Lifts
Just like in the above exercise, stay low in your wide and turned out plié.
Without bouncing your body up or down, peel your heels up and press through all 10 toes. Make sure to maintain your form and don’t roll out or in with your ankles.
Perform 30-40 heel lifts, and try to deepen your squat a little bit, even towards the end when your legs are shaking.