Brazilian bottom

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We want it pert, round, firm, shapely and with plenty of muscle, fit for body-hugging jeans or a sexy dress. We want to outstrip JLo and other starlets who only flaunt three quarters of their back. Our minds are made up: we're going all out for a to-die-for bottom!

 

Unless you're prepared to run for miles every day, your best bet is the swimming-pool, to give your bottom more shape or firm it up.
 

SWIMMING WITH SWIMFINS

A must before any physical exercise: A 10-minute warm-up without swimfins. Then put the swimfins on your feet, holding a float, alternate lengths on your back, kicking your legs, then flip over on to your tummy and do the dolphin kick. Repeat three or four times, then finish with a back crawl without swimfins. Beating with your legs helps to firm up your major glutes, the muscles that make up most of your buttocks.

 

For your gluteus medius (along your hips) and gluteus minimus (the deepest of muscles), remove your swimfins and do a few lengths of breast stroke. Make slow, well-rounded movements, bringing your legs back as quickly as possible to propel yourself ahead. 45 minutes, three times a week will soon produce visible results.
 

WHY USE SHORT SWIMFINS RATHER THAN LONG ONES ?

Long swimfins are used by divers to move fast over long distances. They can cause back pain and are conducive to muscles gaining in volume… cyclist thighs, not exactly what you're aiming for, right? So, dive in with short swimfins specially designed for swimming!
 

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SWIMFINS ?

Prefer full foot fins, more comfortable than strap-on ones. To try them on, walk a short way backwards then shake your foot. They should stay right on your feet, otherwise you might have to contract your toe muscles to keep them on, which can cause cramp. We advise you to use Nabaiji silicon swimfins which are really flexible and comfortable! 

 

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DO AQUAFITNESS EXERCISES  

In the large pool, adopt a sitting position with a noodle under each arm, knees bent. Open your knees, pushing to the side, then bring them back. You can vary your movements by putting your back to the side and hooking your elbows over the side, legs stretched out,. Open and close. Do at least three series of 15 movements during the session.

 

Another solution for firm buttocks: walk in the water, against the tide if the pool has this feature. Jump up and down in the water, pulling your knees towards your chest. Alternate walking and jumping.

 

To finish off, race in deep water, exactly as if you were jogging. Do this wearing Fixopiés and PullPush, which are half rigid, half flexible polypropylene and elastomer flowers. These accessories increase water resistance and make you really flex your glutes with each step. You can use them to run, jump and dance in deep water, thus gently toning up your whole lower body.

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