Use These Running Tips to Work Your Butt And Thighs Harder

FITNESS  |  June 03, 2020
  • Maximise your efforts during every run
    1 / 6 Maximise your efforts during every run

    We all know by now the wonders running does to your health. It’s also no secret that aesthetically, running gives you an overall lean look, especially in the lower body. Strong, shapely legs and a nice toned butt? Yasss, we’ll take it. Use these tips to amp up the intensity of your future runs, and you’ll see even better results.

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  • Add hills
    2 / 6 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.

    (Also read: 7 Running Tips to Go Farther Than Before)

     

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  • Mix things up
    3 / 6 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 We Love)

     

     

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  • Step it up
    4 / 6 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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  • Add sprints
    5 / 6 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.

    (Also read: The Best Running Watches to Take Your Training to The Next Level)

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  • Add resistance
    6 / 6 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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