Proper form: Lie on your back, with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Place your arms out to your sides at a 45-degree angle, with your palms facing up. Now try to make your tummy as skinny as possible and hold it there (think belly button to spine), this engages your core and keeps it tight. Breath normally throughout this exercise. Keep your core tight and squeeze your glutes (butt) and raise your hips so your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. Pause for 5 seconds - squeezing your glutes tightly the entire time - then lower your body back to the starting position. Do 15-20 repetitions, rest and repeat.
Muscles Impacted: Hip raises builds strength and stability in the hips. The movement also increases strength in the core, glutes, calves, and hamstrings. Your glutes (butt) are your largest lower body muscle and are essential to all lower body movements and fat burning.
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