Glute Bridge

IN-N-OUT GLUTE BRIDGE

Glute exercises are one of our favorites! After all, who doesn’t want a firm booty? Try this slightly modified glute bridge exercise for a great way to work your buns in the comfort of your own home.

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glutebridge2How to:

1. Lay face-up on a mat or rug.

2. Bend your knees 90 degrees.

3. Lift up your booty!

  • Make sure your back is straight!
  • It may help to arch your shoulders back a bit.

4. Once in glute bridge position, tilt your knees in & squeeze your butt up!

5. Release squeeze back to starting glute bridge position.

  • Your hips should only be moving up and down a couple of inches.

6. This time, slightly tilt your knees out & squeeze your butt up!

7. Alternate in-n-out glute bridges in a smooth fluid motion.

  • Try it for one minute (or 60 total squeezes)!
  • Challenge yourself: rest for one minute and repeat!

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Squat Twist

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By now you know how we love to work our legs and booty! 🙂  In case you missed our Leg & Butt Toner  or our Squat with Side Kick For a Toned Outer Thigh  or our At-Home Thigh Blaster check them out (and just search our Exercises on this site for others!)

Squats are a common and effective quadriceps exercise, but did you know they can be used to target your inner thighs too?! That’s right! Just make this slight modification to your typical squat and voila–you have a whole new lower body exercise!

How to:

1. Stand with your feet wide and toes pointed out.

2. Lift up on your tip toes!

  • This will be your squat starting position.

3. Bend your knees down into a squat–stay on your tip toes!

  • Your knees should not go past your toes (this means that you should try to keep your shins perpendicular to the floor rather than bending so far that your knees go past your toes).
  • Tip: it may help to pretend you are sitting down in a chair–butt out!

4. Squat down as low as you can while maintaining proper form, keeping your abs firm and engaged.

  • Wondering what to do with your hands? Try placing them gently on your waist.

5. Raise up, staying on your tip toes at all times–and that’s one!

6. Repeat 3 sets of 20 reps for a great inner thigh workout!

  • If you don’t feel the burn now, you should tomorrow!

 

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The Plank

Have you ever noticed that after doing ab exercises your stomach actually pouches out more? That’s because people often do exercises incorrectly and the muscle builds up under the fat and pouches out! Not with this exercise! Meet your new, flatter tummy maker—AKA THE PLANK!


THE PLANK—quite possibly the most effective ab exercise! No reason to fear the plank, it will make you stronger!

How to:

1. A plank can be done on the floor, but using a mat may be more comfortable.

2. Lay down on your belly.

3. Lift your upper body & support yourself with your forearms.

  • Elbows should be bent at 90 degrees.

4. Lift your lower body by supporting yourself with your toes and forearms.

5. Your body should be straight like a board from head to toe—like a plank!

  • Be careful not to curve your back up or down (don’t let your butt sag to the floor or bend up).

6. Engage your core (squeeze your abs tight).

7. Hold for 30 seconds.

  • Try 1 minute if you’re feeling brave!

8. Repeat 3 times.

  • Rest 30 seconds to 1 minute in-between.

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A New Way to Get Motivated to Exercise– Exercise Candy!

We all need a little motivation every now and then (yes, we DO too!)!  Typically, when it comes to exercising, getting started is the hardest part.  That’s why we fell in love with Exercise Candy!  It’s always more fun to work out when you’re wearing cute clothes!

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Thank you Exercise Candy for sending us these awesome exercise goodies!  We’re officially hooked on ’em.  They’re so cute, soft and comfy–they’ve definitely got game! And now we’re ready to get our game on! 🙂

 

 

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Exercise with a Friend!

There are weeks when we all find ourselves too busy to keep a steady workout schedule, or too tired to get motivated. Luckily, we have found a secret to staying fit when this happens; we turn to the best people around- our friends!

Working out with a friend is by far the best way to get motivated, and to stay motivated. Growing up, having a twin made us super lucky—we always had a built in workout buddy (plus, in our case, the thought of one twin getting faster than the other wouldn’t have settled well with the one dragging up the rear, so the competition kept us motivated!

A running partner keeps you going, pushes you to keep running when you think you don’t have it in you. You can keep pace with each other, and catch up at the same time! Even if you’re exhausted and only feel like walking- a 2 hour walk feels like 5 minutes when you’re in the middle of a deep conversation with your best friend. We realize now that several of our friends are reading this and realizing how much they have helped us to get our exercise in during hectic weeks, thank you!

When life is hectic and you haven’t seen your friends in a while, you can spend time while breaking a sweat! This is why you’ll often find us exercising in Central Park with friends during the weekend brunch hours!

When you’re having trouble getting motivated, what do you do?