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5 simple stretches that are guaranteed to shape your butt like an apricot

Published on:13 July 2020, 14:06pm IST
It’s time to resize your butt and give it a super toned makeover.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Give your booty a lift with these everyday stretches. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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To be honest, sculpting that booty might look like an easy job but it is actually one of the toughest tasks. What’s more, the cellulite deposits make things all the more tedious. But you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do, am I right?

We’re here to guide you through the simplest possible stretches that can help you get that apricot butt.

But is it really necessary to go the extra mile for your bums?

The answer is yes and here’s why doing butt exercises is absolutely important:

Lower body workout is very important to ensure that your overall balance, posture, and stability stay intact. According to a study published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science, doing glute exercises and stretches every week helps in lumbar i.e. lower back stability which keeps chronic lower back pain at bay.

Let’s learn five of the most effective moves to give that booty a lift:

1. Squat hold
These are simple yet supremely effective. Squats are the antidote to cellulite. Holding a squat for 15 seconds and more can give your butt that stretch it requires to be firmer.

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100 squats a day keeps cellulite away.

For starters, you can take the support of a wall to hold the squat and once you ace the hold, you can do them by yourself.

2. Bridge pose hold
Bridge pose provides the maximum tension to the glute muscles. The more you lift your torso up, the tenser your hip muscle becomes. This tension helps in fat burning in that area and reduces the cellulite problem.

3. Lunge hold
Lunges are one of the best ways to tone your butt. For this, you need to first do the lunge movement and then hold the pose. This will ensure that the right muscles can be targeted and more contraction is achieved. Do remember that more contraction means better muscle development!

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Hold that lunge for firmer glutes. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Arabesque lift hold
This stretch is one of the best options for all the lazy ladies out there. Time is of importance here since the longer you hold the pose, the better and bigger butt will be. You can take the help of a stopwatch to keep a count. Do at least 15 to 20 seconds hold for each leg. Repeat it 5 times.

Arabesque lift hold for well-rounded bums. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

5. Good morning stretch
This one is basically a lower back exercise but if you hold it and put your glutes out as much as you can, you’ll see the butt trick it does. All you have to do for this stretch is– stand straight and keep your hands on the back of your head. Now, lean forward. Please remember that you don’t have to go all the way down. You have to stay parallel to the ground. Stick out your butt to the back as much as you can and keep it tight.

Hold this stretch for 15 to 20 seconds. With an exhale, come back up and stand straight. Do this 10 to 15 times and you are good to go.

Stretching is the magic trick that you need for your butt
According to a study published in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, hip stretching helps in getting a better range of motion while you exercise. Plus, it helps in better toning of gluteus maximus, medius, and minimus.

Do you see how simple it is to stretch to get those Kadarshian type bums? So, do these five and stretch your way to a cute booty. 

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Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.