Buns and Thighs
It’s officially summer and time for BBQs, shorts and sun! But are your buns and thighs ready to sport those shorts and swimsuits?
Buns and thighs (also known as the glutes, quads, and hamstrings) are often our biggest trouble spots (mine included!). However, these are also the biggest and most powerful muscle groups in the body, so when we shape and develop them the right way, they can quickly become our biggest asset!
Here are top three lower body exercises to maximize shape and development to look your best in those skinny jeans, shorts and swimsuits!
Exercise #1: Squat
Proven to stimulate more of the thighs, hips, butt AKA glutes, hamstrings and quads more than any other exercise, the squat is the go to for exercise #1. Try starting with 3 sets of 15 repetitions. Then overtime add in different variations of squats, such as, squat jumps, plie squats, goblet squats, weighted squats, etc.
Exercise #2: Lunge
Overall huge compound movement for the glutes, hamstrings, quads, and calves. You'll feel these more than any other movement. Try starting with 3 sets of 15. Overtime adding in variations as well.
Exercise #3: Bridges
This is a wonderful fine tuning movement that really isolates the glutes and hits the hamstrings. Try doing 3 sets of 20, slow and controlled.