10 Great Ways To Get A Toned And Tight Butt

#6: Single-Leg Deadlift

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For this activity you will need a barbell. Make sure to use weight that is not too heavy, allowing you to accomplish more repetitions of the workout move. Hold the barbell so it rests just in front of your thighs and soften your knees. Slowly shift your weight onto one leg and then pivot your hips forward, raising your right leg behind you. As you right leg extends, mildly bend your left knee. Repeat while rotating legs.

#7: Straight-Leg Hip Extension

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You’ll want to use resistance bands for this activity. Attach the ankle strap of a band to your left ankle and hold your body weight on your right leg. Then, tense your glutes and push your left leg back, extending it into the air. Return to the starting position and repeat, eventually switching legs.

#8: Plie Squat

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Using a bar-bell, rest the bar over your shoulders, just behind your neck. Your feet should be just about hip distance apart. Keeping your back straight to support the bar bell, bend your knees until they reach 90 degrees. Return to starting position and repeat.

#9: Sun Salutations

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An exercise taken directly out of yoga class, sun salutations require full-body movement and target the glutes through stretching activities. Start in downward facing dog and then step forward, slowly lifting your body towards the sky. With your arms raised towards the ceiling, dip again bringing your nose to your knees, then goes back up towards the sky. Repeat again, then drop to the floor and push yourself up into upward and then downward dog.

#10: Walking Lunge

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Keeping the bar-bell over your shoulders as you had in the plie squat exercise, stand straight with feet a few inches apart. Take a step with your left leg and bring your left knee to 90 degrees, causing your right knee to bend 90 degrees towards the floor. As you stand, bring your right foot to your left and repeat, moving your right foot forward. Continue walking for some distance, turn around and repeat.

Honorary Mentions

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If you spend 30 minutes to an hour every day trying out the moves listed here, then you’ll likely start to feel the benefits of a more toned and trim bum in the course of a few weeks, but that doesn’t mean these are the only moves out there. Other activities exist that can complement these moves, and some of these other exercises can help you trim down your waist, legs and arms as you work out your butt, too. Cardiovascular exercise like running and swimming are great for your butt and the rest of your body. If you are looking for something fun, then try a Zumba or kickboxing class—they are sure to get you sweating and toned in no-time at all. Sources: fitnessmagazine.com, womenshealthmag.com