There is a popular saying that is common among fitness experts- that the best exercise routines are the ones that you are not doing. The message? Well, to achieve optimum results, you need to challenge your body in a variety of ways. So while tried and tested movements like squats, lunges, and pushups are the basics of any good workout plan, varying the way you undertake these exercises every so often can help you beat boredom, avoid plateaus, and speed fat loss. Below, therefore, we take a look at 3 new ways to upgrade your old workout routine and sculpt your body the way that you have always wanted. You could begin today, with this list of new women’s fitness routines for every part of a woman’s body as follows:
The hip raise targets your rear end muscles which can help in making your belly flatter. The reason behind this is that when your glutes are weak (as they happen to be in most women), the top of the pelvis tends to tilt forward. This not only results in additional stress on your lower back, but it may also cause your tummy to stick out even for those who do not have an ounce of fat.
To perform the hip raise, lie on your back on an even surface (e.g. floor) with your feet flat on the floor and knees bent. Then, squeeze your glutes, brace your core, and raise your hips so that your body forms a straight line from the shoulders to your knees. Pause for a bout 5 seconds whilst squeezing your glutes tightly, before lowering back to the start.