4 Moves To Strengthen And Tone Your Butt
These booty moves are where it’s at.
Ready to work your butt? These moves are exactly what you need! Your glutes are big muscles: Every time you target them, you crush calories, too. “It’s one of your biggest muscles so the calorie burn you get from moves that recruit your gluteal muscles is major,” says Katherine Greiner of KGBody, who works out with Tash and Dev. “The moves help lift and perk up the butt too.” Dive into the moves below.
Here’s what you need to know about this workout:
YOU’LL NEED Your A-game.
DO 2 sets of 10 reps for each move.
And here are step-by-step instructions for how to do the moves!
From a high plank position with core tight and hips level, jump feet up and kick butt with heels. Your weight should come forward onto hands, but shoulders should stay in line over wrists. Extend legs and land lightly on toes to return to starting position. Repeat 20 reps 10 each side.
Standing lateral leg lifts also strengthen hip abduction. If you have good balance, you can stand with your hands on your hips. If you are unsteady, you can start by standing near the kitchen counter where you can use your fingertips for balance. Stand erect with head and shoulders over your hips. As you perform this exercise, make sure you don’t lean forward or to the opposite side. Flex your toes and raise your leg out to the side 12 to 24 inches. Hold three to five seconds and return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side.
Kneel with feet behind you in front of sturdy chair, arms straight and palms pressing into seat. Keep left knee bent and straighten right leg behind you. Lift right toe off ground slightly, swing leg around to be perpendicular to body. Toe tap, return to start. Do 10 reps; repeat on opposite side. Do 2 sets.
This is the best exercise for your but muscles. When lying on your stomach, using your stomach and but, raise both legs. While you have your legs raised, extend your hands out in front of you, then lift your alternate arm and leg together. Repeat with the other arm and leg.