Feb 20, 2013

Workout Wednesday: The Hip Raise

This week I introduce the hip raise.

This workout targets the glutes, and is simple yet very effective. I love it because it requires no equipment and can be done anywhere at any time. 

The Benefit: Targeting to strengthen the glutes can help make your belly flatter. Weak glutes cause the top of the pelvis to tilt forward which places stress on the lower back and causes the tummy to stick out, even if you don't have an ounce of fat!

How to do it: Lie on your back on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground like the first picture above. Brace your core and squeeze your glutes as you raise your hips so your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees like the second picture above. Pause for 3-5 seconds while squeezing your glutes and return to starting position and repeat.

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