Trouble Zone: Butt
Why it hits the spot: In squats and other butt firmers, supporting muscles, such as the quads, are giving your booty a break. With your leg fully extended in midair, all the lift is coming from the glutes.
Targets: Back, butt, and hamstrings
- Stand with feet together, arms by sides.
- Extend right arm (parallel to ground) and right leg (as high as you can) behind you, rotating body slightly so that right hip faces up, foot flexed; extend left arm diagonally up in front of you.
- Slowly hinge at hips to tilt torso forward, keeping right leg lifted behind you and reaching left fingertips toward ground.
- Return to start. Do 5 reps. Switch sides; repeat. Do 2 sets.