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Look Hot from Behind: 5 Butt-Shaping Exercises

Do these five serious shapers for your best butt ever.

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Francine Daveta
Francine Daveta
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On Your Mark

Targets: Shoulders, arms, abs, and butt

  • Start on all fours, hands under shoulders and back flat.
  • Step left foot forward on floor by left hand, left knee bent 90 degrees.
  • Extend left leg behind you, raising it as high as you can, toes pointed.
  • Quickly return left foot to floor by left hand.
  • Do 15 to 30 reps. Switch sides and repeat. Do 2 sets.

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Saddlebag Slimmer

Targets: Abs, butt, and inner and outer thighs

  • Start on all fours, then lower right hip to floor so that hips, knees, and ankles are stacked.
  • Bring left knee into chest as you bend elbows to lower chest toward floor.

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Saddlebag Slimmer

  • Straighten left arm as you extend left leg behind you.
  • Bring left knee into chest as you bend left elbow and repeat.
  • Do 15 to 30 reps. Switch sides and repeat. Do 2 sets.

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Lunge Leg Lift

Targets: Abs, butt, hamstrings, and quads

  • Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, then lunge back with left leg, raising arms in front of you to shoulder height.
  • Stand up on right leg, knee slightly bent, and lift left knee to hip height in front of you.
  • Extend left leg behind you as you hinge forward at hips and bring hands to hips.
  • Return to knee-lift position with arms at shoulder height, then step back to lunge position to complete 1 rep.
  • Do 15 to 30 reps. Switch sides and repeat. Do 2 sets.

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Wall Kick

Targets: Abs, butt, and inner thighs

  • Stand facing a wall, feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, and place hands on wall at shoulder height.
  • MAKE IT HARDER: Maintain position without a wall.
  • Hinge forward at hips and raise left leg behind you to hip level, bending knee so that heel nears butt.
  • Bring left knee into chest, then extend leg directly behind you. Return knee to chest and repeat.
  • Do 15 to 30 reps. Switch sides and repeat. Do 2 sets.

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Tabletop on Toes

Targets: Shoulders, arms, abs, butt, quads, and calves

  • Sit on floor with knees bent, feet flat. Lean torso back slightly and place palms on floor under shoulders.
  • Lift hips off floor so that body forms a tabletop position with torso parallel to floor; raise heels off floor.
  • MAKE IT EASIER: Keep feet flat.

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  • Reach right arm toward ceiling.
  • Return right hand to floor. Switch arms and repeat.
  • Do 2 sets of 15 to 30 reps, alternating sides.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, October 2011.

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sharonwyatt5021 wrote:

Don't mind watching 1 commercial at beginning of 1st video - but every single video? No. Most of the time I never make it through the article/moves.

9/24/2012 10:46:04 AM Report Abuse
leaann-henry wrote:

I agree. WAY TOO MANY COMMERCIALS!!! LOve to see new exercises, but I can't stand the commercials before each. I guess you lost me as a reader. OMG! You even have commercials on your submit button. Good grief!!!!!!!

9/24/2012 09:45:12 AM Report Abuse
tyler262 wrote:

The best butt exercise is the leg press. If you want a great butt, go to the gym and lift weights. Doing 1000 reps and spending 45 minutes on just your butt is a huge waste of time. Leg presses and hip extensions are great exercises are safe for the low back and get awesome results in a minimal amount of time.

9/10/2012 10:58:48 PM Report Abuse
design1484 wrote:

i have lower back problem ,& i want to lose my weight.which kind of exercise do i do?

2/6/2012 11:32:26 AM Report Abuse
cmrask58 wrote:

the leg should be raised no higher than hip level - otherwise this "lift leg as high as you can" puts too much stress on the lower back... :-)

2/1/2012 12:16:07 PM Report Abuse
jusinoluz wrote:

I will like to purchase the Fitness Magazine but I want to pay it by money order if thats possible please send me the address...

10/20/2011 05:15:14 PM Report Abuse
zyanyaitzel wrote:

How can I download this video workout to my cell phone so I can follow it without carrying my laptop, thank you.

10/19/2011 03:11:29 PM Report Abuse

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