These Running Tips Can Help You Tone Your Butt And Thighs!

Fitness  |  February 15, 2017
  • 1. Add hills
    1 / 5 1. Add hills

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    You can really work up a sweat while running uphill and downhill. They make your muscles work harder, especially the calves, hamstrings and glutes.

     

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  • 2. Mix things up
    2 / 5 2. Mix things up

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    Instead of sticking to the treadmill or your usual jogging track, try different terrains. Every step taken on a different path challenges your muscles even more.

    (Also Read: Six Outdoor Running Routes In Singapore)

     

     

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  • 3. Step it up
    3 / 5 3. Step it up

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    While we might be used to jogging the same path, same speed everyday because we’re comfortable to the routine, it also means working the same muscles in the same way every time. Switch up your running style by introducing new routines like big leaps, zig zag motions, running backwards and more to make sure your body is working hard.

     

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  • 4. Add sprints
    4 / 5 4. Add sprints

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    Sprinting is always a good technique to strengthen your bottom half, and you only need to endure it for a short amount of time (say 30 seconds at the minimum). A good way would be to incorporate it at the end of your run, as it’ll motivate you to get to the finish line more quickly.

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  • 5. Add resistance
    5 / 5 5. Add resistance

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    The quickest, easiest way to try out resistance training is to run in a swimming pool. It doubles up as strength training for your lower body.

    (Also Read; 5 Strength Training Moves Every Runner Needs To Do)

     

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