The London Olympics 2012 may be ending this weekend, but win gold with your beach volleyball player's bum.
Want a svelte bum
without much sweat? BeautyHeaven tells us how to get an Olympian-style bikini bod – without the Olympian workout.
OK, so the only time I ever played beach volleyball I broke a nail
, fell face-first into the sand and got sunburn: not a good look, and one I've vowed never to repeat. Ever.
Although I'm not going to risk the humiliation of playing again, it doesn't mean I'm not appreciating it as an Olympic sport. You've got to be pretty confident about your bod to be able to jump around on the sand wearing not very much in front of an audience of millions, right?
But is it possible for the non-Olympians
among us to get a bum and body that taut and wobble-free (especially with summer around the corner)? With a little help (and a few beauty tricks), maybe, just maybe, it is.
We've compiled some gym-free tips to perk up your posterior so you can channel your inner beach volleyball player (even if you don't want to act like one).
Walk up a sweat
Walking for at least 45 minutes a day, five times a week, is one of the best ways to burn calories and slim down your thighs and bum. To get maximum sculpting benefits, walk at a challenging pace for your fitness level and try building hills into your route.
Get a butt lift in a bottle
Still battling sagginess under those pants? There are solutions that don't involve going under the knife. Using topical creams on your problem areas can give you the tightening you need. Try Nivea's Firming Good-By Cellulite Gel-Cream Q10 Plus, R89.99
for 200ml, which firms up all the right places.
Make your workouts fun again
The key to achieving and maintaining the figure and bum you've always wanted is to find a toning fitness regime you love – and stick to it. Our tip? Pick something that's fun
that will fit in around your busy lifestyle. Try Zumba on your Xbox, Wii or PS3 from www.takealot.com
Treat the skin that doesn't get seen
Putting on make-up is second nature when we want our faces to look flawless, but what about when you want your bum to look its best? Moisturise it, then apply some self-tan to help even out skin tone and hide imperfections. We like Bisousoleil Ultimate Tan Kit
, as it gives your skin a smoothing hit of moisturiser as well as a sun-kissed glow.
Originally posted by bh'sLaura, this article appeared on BeautyHeaven.