by: Hannah Gaylord
For all who have been searching, I have found the breakthrough medicine to the perfect butt. It’s exercise, but not just any exercise. These exercises you can do anywhere, whenever you have to tinkle. They work out your thighs, glutes, and abs while only requiring a couple of minutes at a time.
Pulsing Squats – This workout will have your thighs burning and your butt lifted. Spread your legs shoulder width apart. Then, lower your upper body as if you were going to sit in a chair. You want your thighs to be parallel to the floor at all times. Lean your torso slightly forward, with your chest out and pulse. Pulsing just means that you’re squatting at a steady pace, but you don’t raise your body up fully. You simply “bounce,” using your thighs to slightly lift your upper body. Remember your feet should stay firmly planted on the floor, and your back should be at an angle with your chest facing forward. I do this while waiting for the water to warm up before washing my hands. For a bigger challenge, wash your hands while pulsing.
Leg Raises – No, we’re not laying down for these, ladies. These raises are going to be done standing up after you’ve finished washing your hands. For balance, hold on to your bathroom vanity or a towel rod with both hands. (Now the vanity and towel rod are just for balance, so don’t go putting all your weight on it. I’m not responsible for any broken bathroom equipment.) You’re going to want to be facing whichever you chose to use. Once you’ve found your balance, lift your left leg about 24 inches off the floor at your left side. Then lower your leg back to the starting position and repeat. You want to do two sets of 10 to start and increase the number as you improve. After you finish, your leg raises on the left leg, repeat the process on the right leg. If you’re really up for a challenge, try lifting your legs behind you one at a time. Do each leg 10-20 times. This will work your glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps. You’ll feel the burn, but turn it into motivation.
Squat – This is a simple squat, over a toilet. Spread your legs shoulder-width apart, lower your body until your thighs are parallel to the floor and keep your back straight. Now tinkle. This is great for your glutes, thighs, and abs. If you’re in a public bathroom stall, it keeps all the toilet germs off your bum while helping said bum look fabulous. Win-win.
For best ab results, hold your stomach in during all of these workouts. (Look at that, a workout and some multitasking practice.) Do them every time you use the bathroom, and soon you’ll be doing them during commercials, too. Of course, these quick workouts won’t give you the same results as a 30-minute workout, but it’s a good start. They can be done anywhere and take no time at all. Worried someone will judge you when you’re washing your hands and squatting at the office sink? Imagine how much greater your butt will look once you’re done.