Rihanna loves posting videos and pictures on Twitter, but we’re starting to think that she’s trying to make us jealous on purpose!
The singer tweeted a picture of herself posing on a private yacht in Sardinia wearing a skimpy green patterned bikini.
She accessorized her look with gold body chains, black sunglasses, red lips and the most perfectly perky bum we’ve ever seen!
So, in a desperate bid to have a backside like Rihanna’s we called up the experts at Fitness First to find out their top bum toning tips.
Personal trainer, AJ Perera, recommends a daily jog to help burn fat and add shape to the muscles in your upper thighs. He told us: “Running is a great exercise if you want to lose weight and tone the bum and legs because it is so flexible for varying levels of fitness and a great way to burn calories fast!”
“On average, someone who weighs 10 stone will burn approximately 100 calories per mile that they run. You will notice increased definition in legs, bums as these are the core muscles that you use while running, but also increased tone in the stomach and lower back as weight is lost and core strength increases.”
Handbag’s resident fitness junkie, Dave Petersen, recommends skipping to tone and strengthen the legs and bum. Just 20 minutes of skipping four days a week can define calf and thigh muscles and improve the shape of your bottom!
If skipping isn’t your thing, Dave relies on two key exercises to get a perky posterior. Here’s how to do them at home....
The Glute Lift
-Stand behind a chair with both hands positioned on the top of its back.
-Starting with your right leg, keep your leg straight and lift it backwards using your bum muscles.
-You should be squeezing your bum and not raising your hips!
-After 12 repetitions, switch legs and repeat. Try and carry out three sets on each leg for maximum results.
-Start on all fours with your hands in line with your shoulders.
-Keep the pelvis parallel to the ground and pull your stomach in tight.
-Push the sole of one foot up towards the ceiling keeping your knee bent.
-Make sure your back is straight and your pelvis isn’t tilting.
-This should result in a pulsing movement and the burn should start to kick in after a couple of repetitions!
-Repeat 20 times on each leg three times a week for a bum Rihanna would be proud of.
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