How to get in shape: push-ups and glute squeeze
The new year is approaching, and that means it's time to start drafting those fitness and health resolutions. Goals are easier to accomplish if you have a set routine that delivers fast and consistent results. Add this move to your fitness routine for a great full-body workout.
The push-up and glute squeeze is a compound movement that involves many large muscle groups. Compound movements are great for full-body toning and provide faster results than a standard exercise using only one group. This move works the glutes, triceps and strengthens the core muscles, the three muscle groups that women want to tone the most.
Start in a push-up position. If you can't support your full weight, you can rest your knees on the floor to modify the movement. Keeping your core tight, perform a push-up.
After you do the push-up, bring your knees up from the ground into a plank position. Raise one leg and pulse it up and down five times. Then switch legs and repeat the movement.
Go back to push-up position and repeat the set at least five times for a good workout.
Incorporating compound movements such as these into your workout will help you meet your fitness goals. Work out at least three times a week and eat smart to ensure the best results.