Work Your Butt

Toe Taps

Having shapely glutes is a major concern for many of you fitness connoisseurs out there. Obviously, there’s more than one road to achieving a nicely toned posterior. For many people, running is a great way to burn calories and also effectively work this area of the body. But at the same time, the high level of impact involved in running is a big turn-off for some. So if you’re looking for a low-impact backside exercise that’s nonetheless effective, look no further. Read the instructions below and then get to work improving your figure!

Toe Taps Exercise

To start off, lie down on a mat with your hands by your sides. (Pretty easy so far, right? Just wait.)

Lift your upper legs so that they are at a 90 degree angle with your upper body. Bend at the knee so that your upper and lower legs form a 90 degree angle as well.

Now you’re ready for the fun part. Alternating feet, quickly drop your legs towards the floor until the toe of the descending foot taps the floor.

Be sure to breathe while you perform this exercise. You should feel a burn in the lower glute and upper thigh region, and possibly in your abs as well. Shoot to take on this exercise for 60 seconds at a time, and for approximately three minutes over all.

If you begin to feel lower back pain at any point, slow down your rhythm and don’t worry about actually touching your toes as you lower your foot.

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