It’s calorie-burning. It’s a heart-pumping cardio and a strength-training workout for the lower body. Running tones the tush without bulking it up. Get toned behinds with the following strength-training techniques.
1 Step It Up
Why keep running in that same old way moving 18 plus inches with each step? Nothing wrong with that, of course. It’s how we humans run. However, why stick to that? Challenge your muscles. Run with your knees up high, do big leaps, do tiny baby steps in a zigzag motion, or run with your right or left side facing forward or backwards. It’s awkward but if you want that lower-body burn, this is the way to go.
2 The World is Your Treadmill
Don’t just change the way you run, change the surface you run on. From the treadmill belt, the sand (farther away from the water is the more difficult one to run on), rocky trails and even on dirt roads, the world is your treadmill.
3 Go Go Go
To strengthen lower body, sprinting intervals are great. They’re quick to do in a short time as 30 seconds. Intervals remove belly fat while making you a speedy runner.
4 Run with Resistance
You might have seen someone running with a parachute. Special parachutes for running is for strength training. Don’t like a parachute? Many wouldn’t, too. Run with a weighted vest instead, or run in deep water. They won’t harm your joints unlike wearing wrist or ankle weights.
5 Baby Power
A 2-in-1 super move, run while pushing the stroller and entertain the little one. This is a great for your upper body. Hold the stroller with both hands or alternate between the right and the left to focus on one area at a time.