8 Butt-Lifting Exercises for a Killer Booty Workout

This fat-burning routine will sculpt your booty in time for bikini season.

We’ve already shown you how to tighten up your abs in your living room. The next sculpted body part up for, uh, grabs in our home workout series? The booty

These six moves will help to build muscle while toning your glutes.

What you’ll need: • Two mid-weight dumbbells, 10-15 pounds.• A yoga mat or towelThe routine: Add this circuit to the end of your total body or cardio workout for optimal results. Perform 2-3 rounds, 3-5 times per week.

1. Plié Dumbbell Squat

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Hold the dumbbell with both hands at the top of the weight. Start in the standing position, feet wider than your shoulders, knees slightly bent, arms straight down.

Bend your knees, squatting until your thighs are parallel to the ground, lowering the weight toward the ground at the same time.

“Keep your weight in your heels,” suggest Kant for extra stability. You should not come up on your toes. Return to the starting position, standing straight. This is one rep. Repeat 12-15 times.

2. Weighted Dumbbell Lunges

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Standing straight, hold a dumbbell in each hand at your side. Lunge your right leg forward, bending your knee until it at a 90-degree angle. Your knee should never come in front of your toes.

Return to starting position and repeat on other side. “If you have the open space, or are outside, feel free to do walking lunges, keeping the weights at your side the entire time,” suggests Kant.

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