3 Ways to Sculpt the Perfect Butt
By Dr. Nina C. Franklin on December 07, 2012
The treadmill offers an excellent cardiovascular workout but it also has various settings and exercise modes that allow you to tone and tighten your lower body, especially your butt. Two of the most useful are the speed and incline controls.
Using the speed and incline controls on a treadmill you can perform various exercises to sculpt your butt. Three types of exercise that are especially beneficial include: 1) interval training, 2) incline walking, and 3) walking lunges. It’s best to introduce these exercises after about 10 minutes of leisure walking to ensure that your muscles are properly warmed.
Interval training using a treadmill is not only a great form of cardiovascular exercise but it also has a ‘toning’ effect, which can improve the overall appearance of your butt. During this type of training, you can focus on performing short high-speed sprints with periods of active recovery at lower speeds in between.
To perform sprints, run as fast as possible for 30 second to 2-minute intervals followed by...
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Disclaimer: The information provided is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Any reader who is concerned about his or her health should contact a physician for advice.
Before starting an exercise training program you should first make sure that exercise is safe for you. If you are under the age of 55 years and generally in good health, it is probably safe for you to exercise. However, if you are over 55 years of age and/or have any health problems, be sure to consult with your physician before starting an exercise training program.
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