Everybody wants to look good and smart. A toned and well-shaped body attracts the attention of most of us. Each and every part of the body is equally creditable, when it comes to shape and figure. And it is also true that each person has his or her own problem area where fat accumulates, making the person appear out of shape. Many women are turning to kickboxing to tone their legs and butt. It is not only amazing for strengthening the legs and butt muscles but it also is a great cardio exercise that will boost your weight loss like almost no other exercise.
Women have only just started to get into kickboxing as the martial art has largely been seen as a male dominated arena. I have mentioned this before but many women in Australia and particularly in my city are getting into boxing and kickboxing. The classes are going mental; sometimes 40 - 80 women in a class with one instructor! They love it and for the first time it is the men who are feeling a little uneasy going to a fighting class. No other exercise targets your butt, hips and thighs as well as squats. They are also very easy to do. Just stand with your feet apart, then squat down until your thigh approach horizontal, and lift up again. If your legs are weak, use a chair for support.
Lunges are a close second behind squats. They work lots of different muscles in the legs and also increase the stabilizing muscles. There are several different ways to lunge, including side lunges, reverse lunges, front lunges (the most common), and walking lunges (these are really effective). Dead lifts are one of the best exercises for building athletic muscle and losing weight. They work the hamstrings, butt and lower back. To do these you hold a dumbbell in each hand in front of your thighs, step back with one foot, and then slowly lower the weights to the floor by leaning forward. Keep your back straight and bend the supporting or lifting leg. Then rise again. Repeat on each side. Another very simple but effective exercise for the buttocks is step up. The higher the step, the better this works. Just step up onto a platform, or use your stairs. Alternate the leading leg and keep the movements slow to get maximum benefit. Thus one can get the perfect body shape.