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These butt exercises targetbutt, hips, quads -- plus tone obliques and hamstrings.
Perfect Your Form
Master the squat and you'll breeze through these moves! Stand with legs hip-width apart, feet parallel. (Starting foot positions vary where noted.) Bend knees, keeping them aligned over ankles, lowering butt until thighs are parallel to floor. Allow torso to lean forward for counterbalance. Press into heels and straighten legs to return to start.
Make It Easier
Sink down so that knees are slightly bent but thighs are not parallel to floor.
Turn Up the Burn
Between reps, press up twice as fast as you usually do.
Butt-Toning Exercise: Sumo Twist
Stand with legs more than shoulder-width apart, toes turned out slightly.
Press knuckles of fists together in front of chest, elbows out to sides at shoulder height.
Squat, then return to standing and immediately rotate torso to right, lifting right knee toward left elbow.
Return to start. Do 15 reps. Switch sides; repeat.