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Look Hot from Behind: 5 Butt-Shaping Exercises

  • Francine Daveta

    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.
     
  • Francine Daveta

    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.
  • Francine Daveta

    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.
     
  • Francine Daveta

    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.
  • Francine Daveta

    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.
     
  • Francine Daveta

    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.
  • Francine Daveta

    Tabletop on Toes Step 2

     

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

     

     
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