The summer seems to be far away but we are only a few months away from the bikini season! Getting into shape for the summer can be overwhelming, especially if you're thinking about slipping your pestle into a tiny, shapeless piece of lycra. Do not worry! Donning the butt does not have to mean hours in the gym. Get your prey in shape with this 5-minute workout that you can perform right in your living room – all you need is a resistance band and a set of lightweight dumbbells. Repeat it three times a week and you will see impressive results. (And believe 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 posture and your toes toward the corners of the room. You can put your hands on your hips. Lower yourself into a squat position and jump up. Your legs should stretch when your feet leave the floor. When you land, lower the ground into another sumo squat. Repeat for 1
. 2 Side Walk-Outs with Band
You need a resistance band for this exercise. Stand with your feet in a wide posture so that the band is stretched around your ankles. From here, step right for 4 steps and hold the strap as you move. Go left 4 times. Repeat the process for 4 steps to the right and left. Do it 10 times. 2 times to the right, before going to the left twice. Repeat 10 times. Finally, turn right and then left and repeat 10 times. Continue this pattern for a minute, keeping the band taut all the time. Make sure your hips are level during the step.
. 3 Squats Side by Side with Band
Start with a hip-width foot and a resistance band around your ankles. Your toes should point to the front. Squat down with your right leg. When you get off, you should feel a pull from the band. Push back to your starting position and then crouch down with your left leg. Continue the side squats for 1 minute.
4. Curtsy Lunge with Kick
Hold a pair of dumbbells and place your feet shoulder width apart and your toes forward. Step back with your right foot and side into a Curtsy lunge, and place it on the outside of your left foot. Both legs should be bent at a 90 degree angle. When you move back to the standing position, step out of the right leg. Come back to the starting position and repeat it. Work your right leg for 30 seconds and then switch to the left for 30 seconds.
5. Walking with dumbbells
Stand hip-width apart with each hand holding a light dumbbell. Step forward in a lunge, making sure your shoulders are back and chest high. Both legs should be at an angle of 90 degrees. Push yourself out of the lunge by going forward with the other leg. Keep alternating legs while jumping for 1 minute.
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