If you want to go from butter butt to firm fanny, you’re going to have to do a little work – no amount of dieting alone is going to give you that shape you want. In fact, if you get too thin and you don’t work out, your bottom is going to end up as flat as the proverbial pancake. So, you’re wondering, what is the best exercise for firming my butt? Well, there are all kinds of things that will work, but they’ll only work if you actually do them. So pick an exercise or two from the following, and get on your way to a better butt!
Butt Booster – Squats
We’re not talking about regular squats – do them with dumbbells! With each hand holding a 5-pound dumbbell, stand with your legs approximately the width of your shoulders apart. Pretend that you’re about to sit on a chair. Keep your back straight, and try to hold that position for about 3 seconds. Return to the standing position, squeezing your glutes as you do so.
Butt Booster – Hip Lifts
Lie on your back and keep your hands by your sides. Bend your knees at a 45 degree angle. Keep your feet flat on the floor, and lift your hips until they’re aligned with your torso and legs. Maintain the position for the count of ten, and then lower your hips back to the floor. You can switch this up by extending a leg when your hips are elevated. Hold for the count of ten and then bring your leg back down. Lower your hips. Repeat with the other leg.
Butt Booster -Butt-Toning Aerobics
With these exercises you get the benefit of aerobics along with your butt toning. Walking or running uphill is good – you can do this on a treadmill if you’d rather not be outside. You can also walk up the stairs, or use a step machine. You could also use an elliptical set on high resistance, or ride a stationary bike.
Butt Booster -Plié
If you’re familiar with ballet, you know what this is. Not only is it a ballet move, it’s also a great way of toning your butt. Stand with your feet just a little more than the width of your shoulders apart. Keep your back straight and your toes pointed outward. Holding your arms in front of your body, slowly lower yourself until you’re squatting. Bring yourself upright by using your glutes. Do this for a minute or two.
Now you have a choice of butt-toning exercises, so get to work!