Ladies, never underestimate the power of a toned tush. A well-toned booty can make a world of difference to your overall physique. No time to hit the gym? Never fear! These at-home exercises are easy, efficient and effective, taking you from saggy buns to super buns in no time. Beach time, here we come!
Squat and Pulse
Are you as sick of hearing about squats as we are? Unfortunately, there is no better way to tone up your booty than this important exercise, but we decided to add a fun (and fierce) variation to spice up your plain old squat routine. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and push your hips back to go down, as you would in a standard squat. Here is the difference: do not come up entirely but rather, only half way. Move up and down – pulse – and feel the burn. Start with two sets of fifteen reps and up the ante as you get more comfortable.
This exercise is also called The Butt Lift and with good reason, too. Do not let the simplicity of the routine fool you; you cannot achieve a toned tushy without the Hip Raise drill. Start by lying flat on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Raise your hips, using your heels to push off the ground, so that your body becomes a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. Hold this position for twenty seconds and then slowly lower your hips back to the starting position.
It is the simple exercises that are often the most effective and The Clamshell is a testament to that fact. Start by lying down on your side (tuck your arm under your head for support) with your knees bent at an angle that is roughly 45 degrees to your body. Your heels should be touching each other. Now for the fun part! While keeping your heels together, raise the knee of your upper leg as high as you can without moving your pelvis. Hold, and then lower your knee to the starting position without allowing the bottom leg to move. Repeat this ten times and then switch sides.