Countdown to Bikini Ready: Top 5 Workouts to Get that Beach Bod
Be proud of your body as you're soaking up the sun with these simple workouts that will tone, strengthen, and sculpt
Place your heels together with your toes facing outward, so your feet create a space equal to a 2 to 3-inch slice of pie between them. To get the correct form, feel the rotation originating from your hip socket -- you should notice a wrapping sensation where your outside muscles wrap back and lift up underneath the cheeks. Make sure the back of your knee is lengthened rather than jammed back into the joint, and feel your quadriceps engaging. Your pelvis will remain neutral, not tucked, so you properly engage the glutes. While in this form, rise to your toes and then lower down. Perform for 30 seconds or until you can't do one more in perfect form.
Bridging on Releé
Start by lying on your back with your feet hip distance apart and your heels close to your rear. Your hands should be resting by your hips. Rise up to your toes and lift your hips into the air, making sure to keep your ribs "knitted together" rather than popping out. You should feel your muscles working where your hamstrings meet your glutes -- but if you're feeling any lower back pain, make sure you are keeping your ribs together and your core engaged before you continue. Keep your hips at the maximum height you can maintain without compromising form, and begin small lifts and lowers with your heels. Perform for 30 seconds or until you can't perform one more in perfect form.
SEE NEXT PAGE: Kettlebells