Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Butt Lifts Keep the Core Strong; Specific Move to Tone Up the Hamstrings

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Butt Lifts Keep the Core Strong; Specific Move to Tone Up the Hamstrings

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COFFS HEALTH CLUB

GLEN BARNETT

FORGET the Brazillian Butt Lift to keep the back of your legs and your butt toned - try this effective hamstring exercise to keep gravity at bay.

Your hamstring muscles are the ones at the back of the upper leg.

They play a really important role in your core stability and knee stability.

So how do you get them stronger and more toned?

Firstly, if you have any knee or lower back problems check in with your physio or personal trainer before doing this exercise.

Level 1

Lay on the ground, with your feet about hip width apart. Now step your feet further away from your body so your legs are almost straight. Pull your toes back so your heels are digging into the ground.

Lift your pelvic floor, draw your belly in and tighten your butt as you lift your hips off the ground then return them part way down. That's one repetition.

Increase your pace as you do 8 more then control your movement as you slowly lift one leg and foot upward at a time as if you were slowly walking. …

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