5 Quick (But Not-So-Easy) Moves for a Better Butt
Stand straight up, toes pointing out with both feet slightly more than shoulder width apart. Holding both arms straight out in front of you, lower into a squat—keeping the abs tucked in makes squats extra effective!
Hold for 30 seconds, then repeat for a total of 10 reps.
Pro Tip: If you can’t hold the squat for a full minute, try lightly bouncing to relieve pressure.
Start by kneeling with hands and knees on the floor. Slowly kick/raise one leg, holding the knee at a 90-degree angle so the thigh is level with the floor and the toes are pointed at the ceiling.
Hold briefly and return to the starting position. Repeat 25 times per leg.
Lie on your back, arms at your sides. Lift one or both feet, depending on your comfort level, bending the knee of the leading leg at a 90-degree angle so your thigh is perpendicular to the floor. Alternating sides, slowly tap one foot on the floor and hold for 15 seconds, then raise again and repeat with the opposite foot. Repeat 20 times per foot.
Once again, stand with your feet a bit more than shoulder-width apart. Raise arms above your head, or interlace your fingers behind your head for added difficulty. Jump straight up and land in a squat position, with thighs slightly higher than your knees.
Hold the squat for 30 seconds, then jump and repeat for a total of 10 reps.
Lie on your back with bent knees, feet flat on the floor hip-width apart, arms relaxed at your sides. Lift your bum off the floor, pushing with your heels, creating a straight line from your knees to your shoulders.
Squeeze your glutes and hold for 30 seconds, then release to floor. Repeat for a total of 10 reps.
Whether it’s "Baby Got Back" or your milkshake bringing all the boys to the yard, when it comes to our bums, we all want one in tip-top shape. Luckily, there's no expense gym membership or studio class required—some of the best rump shaping exercises you can do anytime, anywhere—hey, no one said perfecting your assets has to be a full-time gig. To show just how simple and easy these moves are, Houston's Kati Nelson demonstrated five effective exercises you can do at home—no muss, no fuss. Each set of moves should take about five minutes. Do them individually, or combine them for a strenuous 25-minute workout.