With bikini season in full swing, leg and butt workouts are a top priority at the gym. And squats have long been the go-to move for a better bottom half. They work because you're actually toning 75 percent of your muscle mass at once, from your quads, hamstrings, and outer thighs to your glutes and core. But regular squats can get old fast — up and down, up and down, yaaawn.
Here's a tip that will shake up your squat routine, courtesy of celebrity trainer Ary Nunez, who helps sculpt Rihanna and Alicia Keys: Instead of endless repetitions, all you need to do is hold a squat for 30 seconds, three times. If she can make Rihanna's derriere look like this, we're all ears. Try one of these stationary squats — you'll be uploading your own #belfies in no time.
Start with feet wider than hip-width apart. Bend legs at a 45-degree angle, knees pointing out. Tuck your pelvis under and squeeze your butt cheeks together. Lean slightly back until you can feel your abs engage. Bend your arms at a 45-degree angle and turn your palms up, squeezing your fists so your arm muscles engage, too.
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