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5 Best Butt Workouts

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Women are quite conscious of their backside that they are doing hundreds of squats just to keep them firm and perky but even squats lose their glamor especially when there are no variations whatsoever. Does this mean that you won’t achieve gravity-defying buttocks? Not really.

There are actually a dozen exercises that can help firm up your backside without having to do 100 squats in a day. Incorporating these exercises in your workout regimen can help tone, sculpt, and firm your butt so you can rock that skinny jeans even more.

Butt Workouts to Try

So you want to firm up your butt? Here are 5 butt exercises that can give you that shapely behind you’ve always wanted.

Single-Leg Hip Raise

You should first lie on the floor facing up. Bend your left knee while keeping your right leg straight. Raise right leg until it is in line with the hips. Push hips upward while your right leg remains straight. Hold this for a few minutes before going back down slowly. Do several repetitions before switching to the other leg.

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On Your Mark

This exercise works out your abs, arms, and butt. Start by going on all fours with your back in a flat position and your hands under the shoulders. Step left foot forward by your left hand and make sure that your knees are bent at a 90 degree angle. Extend the same leg behind you as high as you can with toes pointed. Bring back your left foot by your left hand then repeat this workout 15 to 30 times. Do 2 sets.

Swiss-Ball Hip Raise with Leg Curl

Start by lying on the floor face up. Place your heels and lower leg on a Swiss ball. Push hips upwards to form a straight line from your knees to shoulders. Roll the Swiss ball close to you as you pull your heels towards you. Hold this pose for 1 to 2 seconds before rolling the ball away from you. Lower hips to the ground.

Barbell Deadlift

Load your barbell and roll it towards your shins. Bend at your knees and hips then grab barbell using an overhand grip with your hands placed beyond your shoulder width. Don’t let your lower back to round as you lift the barbell. To do this pull torso back and upwards while thrusting your hips forward. You should squeeze glutes as you stand up while lifting the barbell. Lower the bar slowly to the floor while keeping it close to the body.

Lunge Leg Lift

Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart. As you lunge your left foodt backwards raise arms in front of you with the same height as your shoulder. Stand up on your right leg with your knee bent slightly as you lift your left knee to the same height as your hip. Extend your left leg behind while hinging forward at your hips with hands by your sides. Go back to the first position with your arms straight out in front of you then lunge backwards to complete 1 rep. You should do 15 to 30 repetitions before switching sides.

 

Sources:

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/best-butt-exercises
http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/butt/exercises/butt-shaping-exercises/?page=4

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