Tighten Your Tush in 5 Minutes…

Summer may seem a long way off, but we’re only a few months away from bikini season! Getting in shape for summer can seem overwhelming, particularly when you think about slipping your tush into a tiny, shapeless piece of lycra. Don’t worry! Tightening your butt doesn’t have to mean hours at the gym. Whip your booty into shape with this 5-minute workout you can do right in your living room—all you need is a resistance band and a set of light dumbbells. Repeat it 3 times a week, and you’ll start seeing awesome results. (And trust me, you will feel a burn in just 5 minutes.)

1. Sumo squat jumps
Start in a sumo squat with your feet in a wide stance and your toes facing out toward the corners of the room. You can rest your hands on your hips. Lower down into a squat position, and drive yourself upward into a jump. Your legs should straighten as your feet leave the floor. As you land, lower back down into another sumo squat. Repeat for 1 minute.

2. Lateral walk outs with band
For this exercise, you’ll need a resistance band. Stand with your feet in a wide stance so that the band is taut around your ankles. From here, step to the right for 4 steps, keeping the band tight as you move. Next, step to the left 4 times. Repeat, going right and left for 4 steps. Do this 10 times. Next side step to the right 2 times, before moving to the left 2 times. Repeat 10 times. Finally, step once to the right and then once to the left, repeating 10 times. Continue this pattern for one minute, keeping the band taut the entire time. Make sure to keep your hips level as you step. Continue reading