Here are 11 squat-free exercises to tone, lift, and build your booty!

1. Kneeling Leg Lift – Straight Leg

• Start on all fours
• Squeeze your glutes and straighten your leg behind you
• Keeping your leg straight, raise your leg s high as you can focusing on squeezing your glutes at all times
• Do this for 15-20 reps on each side
• This is a great exercise for lifting your butt

2. Kneeling Leg Lift with Crunch
• This next exercise works your core and your glutes at the same time
• With a bent knee, lift up your leg behind you squeezing your glutes
• As you bring your leg down, crunch it in towards your chest squeezing your abs
• Repeat for 15-20 reps on each side

3. Kneeling Leg Lift

• The kneeling leg lift is the best exercise to lift the butt and give it a smoother appearance
• Keep your leg bent as you lift your leg behind you, squeezing your butt as much as you can
• Do this exercise for 20-30 reps per side

4. Kneeling Leg Lift – Pulse
• Holding your bent leg up behind you, pulse for 30 seconds as fast as you can
• Make sure your glutes are tight at all times to really activate those muscles. This is what is going to really firm up your butt.

5. Fire Hydrant
• The next exercise is the fire hydrant
• This is great for toning the side of your thighs giving your butt a more rounded appearance
• Start on all fours
• Keeping the kneeling position, raise your leg out to the side, parallel to the ground
• Take your time here and mentally focus on working the outer hip
• Try for 30 reps on each leg

6. Glute Bridge

• The glute bridge is an exercise you absolutely need to add to your workout regimen if you really want to look good in those yoga pants
• Next up is the glute bridge
• Lay on your back with your feet flat on the ground
• Feet should be hip width apart
• Drive up through your heels and upper back to lift your glutes off the ground
• Drive your hips as high as possible squeezing your glutes at all times
• Squeeze your glutes for a second or two at the top
• Make sure you keep your abs engaged so you don’t injure your back
• I’m using a ten pound weight. Beginners should start without a weight until they master the technique.