As we age, we suddenly seem as if everything is heading South! One look in the mirror can make us cover up fast and feel like our best days are behind us. And, speaking of “behind us”...what happened to our rear ends, and where did those rolls come from on our back?
Here’s the deal ladies. Most jobs are spent sitting (especially now!) and even if you do run, take long walks, or get in a yoga session...there are some muscles that you may have forgotten about. At AgelessLX, we want you to feel and look great at every age, and we are here to help.
The great news is your posterior chain responds fast and can perk up and firm up, with a few simple moves.
Some of the largest muscles in your body are found in your lower back, your hamstrings, and your glutes. Those are the muscles that help you stand upright, have balance, and look youthful and strong!
These muscles run from your lower back, to all the way down behind your knees.
Unfortunately, with sedentary lives and age...we lose muscle. When we lose muscle, we look older, move slower, are more apt to get injured - and have less confidence.
When you add in calorie-cutting diets, and either cardio only....or zero muscle use - you end up with those trouble spot rolls and a pancake rear end.
More good news! ANY body can, and will change - if you get the blood flowing to those neglected body parts, and challenge them to revive!
Bodyweight squats are great, but adding in some dumbbells for extra resistance is better.
Muscle growth happens when a challenge or demand is placed on the muscle, that it is not used to.
Pick up a set of dumbbells. Hold them at your shoulders, with palms facing inward.
Practice perfect form, and hinge your hips back into a low squat until your thighs are parallel to the floor.
Then immediately drive your feet into the ground as you push your hips forward with your chest up, and come to a standing position. Squeeze your glutes at the top of each repetition.
Do 8 repetitions of this. Then repeat 2-3 times.
Start with no weights and use bodyweight only. Then when you can do this easily with no weights...progress to holding a set of dumbbells at your sides ranging from 5 lbs. to 15 lbs each.
On a stable platform or step that is approximately 8-18” high, place one foot firmly on the step.
Drive that foot into the step as you come to a complete stand at the top of the platform. Elongate the spine and squeeze your glutes at the top. Step back with the same leg, then repeat.
Do 8 repetitions of this on each side. Then repeat 2-3 times.
Start by holding 2 dumbbells in front of your body with palms facing inward against your thighs.
Stand up straight and look at the floor about 5 feet in front of you.
Start to hinge your hips back, while lowering the weights along the top of your thighs working them down towards your feet.
Keep your eyes focused on the spot on the floor, 5 feet in front of you while keeping your back flat.
As you get to the top of your feet with the dumbbells, squeeze your rear end as you lift your chest back to the standing position.
Do this while keeping your palms facing you as you have the weights practically touching your shins, slowly up to your knees, and all the way up to the standing position.
Do 8 repetitions of this. Then repeat for 2-3 more sets.
The idea is to wake-up your tired and unused muscles. It may make you a bit sore for the next two days, but you’ll be surprised how soon you’ll see and feel results.
Our bodies were meant to move.
The more we sit, the less muscle we will engage. So if you want to feel, move, and look great at any age - be sure to train your backside to be able to carry you into a long and vital life, with confidence and firm curves...all while looking great at any angle!
Let AgelessLX be part of your nutrient-rich diet plan and exercise program to be the best you at every age!
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