7 Exercises to Tone Your Butt
Sick of your sagging booty? Tired of trying to tone your tush and getting no results? If you are looking for some quick and simple to perform exercises to tone your bottom that really work, this is your lucky day.
Regularly performing the following 7 exercises will get your gluteus maximus firm, toned ... and noticed.
Barbell Deadlift Hip Thrust
This is a marvelous exercise for tightening your tail section. Load a barbell, and position it on the floor right over your feet. Using an overhand grip and your hands a little wider than shoulder width, grab the bar. Without bending your back, rise up from the waist and thrust your hips forward. Squeeze your posterior as you do so, and return the bar to the floor while keeping it as close to your body as you can.
Basic Dumbbell Deadlift
Performed the same way as the previous exercise, you can do this with hand weights which are lighter if a barbell is just too much for you.
Single Leg No-Weight Deadlift
Keeping your arms at your sides, lift your right foot behind you. Bend your knees so that your lower leg is parallel to the floor. While bending forward at your hips, lower your body as far as you can go. Hold for a couple of seconds, then return to the standing position. Alternate legs and repeat.
Single Arm Swing
Extend your hand straight out in front of you while holding a dumbbell. Bend your knees and hips until your back creates a 45 degree angle with the floor. Swing your arm and dumbbell between your legs. Make sure you keep your arm stiff and straight, then push your hips forward and straighten your knees, while swinging the dumbbell and your arm back up to the starting position. Repeat, changing hands, and using both hands if you need to.
Get down on the floor, lying on your side. Position your knees and hips to form a 45 degree angle. Keeping your heels together in constant contact, raise your upper knee as high as you can. Keep your lower leg on the floor, return to the starting position, and switch sides to blast your buttocks and tone your fanny.
Lie on your left side, propped up on your left elbow. Bend your knees 90 degrees in front of your body. With your right hand behind your head, bring your right knee up towards your chest, and your right elbow down towards your knee. Then extend your right leg behind you while pointing your toes and squeezing your rump. Do 10 or 15 reps, switch sides and repeat.
A basic Barre exercise, the plié squat is great for tightening your posterior. Standing in front of a stable counter or chair with your feet approximately shoulder width apart, turn your toes out. Place one hand on the back of your chair or counter, while simultaneously raising the other above your shoulder. Keep your elbow close to your head, and push up onto the balls of both feet with your knees slightly bent. Straighten legs and repeat, then switch sides.
You can learn more here about How to Start a Home Fitness Program For Beginners as this section of the site goes into greater step by step detail of what to do to get fit at home.
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