1. Front Lunges
Front lunges are one of the absolute best exercises for your butt. To start, stand up straight with your hands on your hips. Take a big step forward with one leg, bending at the knee, until your knee is at a 90 degree angle. Step back. Repeat 15 to 20 times with each leg.
2. Side Lunges
A side lunge is very similar to a front lunge, only instead of stepping directly forward with one leg, you’ll go forward and to the right (with your right leg) or left (with your left leg). Whew! It’s hard to keep your balance!
3. Back Lunges
Again, these are very similar butt exercises to the front lunge, only (you guessed it!) instead of stepping forward, you’ll step backward. You might have to do these a little more slowly than the front lunges to avoid a fall, at least at first.
These are my own favorite exercises for my butt. Stand with your hands and arms straight in front of you, then, keeping your back straight, squat as though you’re going to sit in a chair behind you. Stop when your thighs are level with the ground, and your knees are bent at a 90 degree angle. If it helps, you can lean against a wall to keep your balance.
Running isn’t just great cardio! It’s also a marvelous exercise for your butt! Even a good jog or brisk walk can help tone your tush. Lace up your shoes and go!
6. Leg Lift
Lie flat on your back with your legs straight, and raise one leg straight in the air. Try not to bend your knee! Then, with your arms and hands flat on the ground, raise your hips off the ground. Hold for five seconds. Repeat ten to fifteen times with each leg. Feel the burn! This is one exercise for your butt you’ll feel right away! It also helps strengthen your core.
7. Scissor KicksThese are a Jane Fonda classic, but they work! Lie on one side, all straight, propped up on one elbow. Lift your outside leg slowly, keeping both legs straight. Hold it in the air for 15 seconds, the lower your leg. Repeat 15 times one each side.
8. Forward Bends and Kicks
Stand with your feet together, arms at your sides. Then bend forward while raising one leg behind you, and stretch your arms out in front of you for balance. Whew! It may not sound difficult, but this is one exercise for your butt that’s surprisingly tough! Repeat 10 to 12 times.
9. Standing Diagonal Kicks
Stand straight with your hands on your hips. Slowly raise one leg diagonally, behind you (not directly behind you). Hold it there for ten to fifteen seconds, then slowly lower it. If you need to, you can place your hands on the back of a chair for balance.
10. Stair Stepper
Here’s another machine you’ll find at the gym, designed to exercises your butt. The stair-stepper is also great cardio, but beware if you have weak knees… otherwise, step away, and firm your fanny!