Butt Isolation Exercises

Great butts aren't born -- they're built with great workout routines.

Great butts aren't born -- they're built with great workout routines.

No matter the season or vacation you're planning for, a bootylicious body is always in style. You don't need surgery or any special butt pads to get the beautiful bum you desire. Sweat it out with isolation routines that will lift, tighten and tone your booty. Keep up your routine a few times a week and you'll be ready to flaunt your backside with pride.

The Squat

Perk up your tush and tone your thighs with simple squats. You can perform these nearly anywhere and even sneak in a quickie in the elevator when you're headed to the office. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, squat as though you're sitting in a chair and squeeze your glutes as you come back up to standing position. Try to keep your weight over your heels and your head raised to maintain proper form. Try 15 to 20 reps and work your way up by increasing your squats each day.

Rear Raisers

Get down and dirty with this exercise that will lift you in all the right places. Start in the squat position, and slowly place your fingertips on the floor in front of your feet. Lift your hips and butt toward the ceiling while keeping your fingertips on the floor as you extend your knees. Return to the floor and repeat. Supercharge your workout by putting on music and timing your squats to the beat.

Stepups

Step into your sexy jeans with this move that'll keep things interesting when you're squat routine is starting to drag. Using a box, bench or step, grab a pair of dumbbells and step up with one foot. Leaving your foot on the stair the entire time, lift your leg that is still on the ground until you have come to a standing position on the stair. Lower back down and repeat. Try 10 reps per side to feel the burn in that sexy butt you're building.

Explosive Lunges

These aren't your grandmother's lunges. This move gives your glutes a stretch and helps to sculpt your thighs into submission. Standing with your feet together, place your hands on your hips and lunge forward on your right leg. Avoid letting your knee go over your toe. Then jump up, switch your legs as you're in the air and lunge forward with the opposite lunge. Focus on pushing off the floor with both of your feet and keep your fists tightly in front of your chin.

 

About the Author

Sherrell Dorsey is an eco-glamour expert who has been writing about beauty, fashion and health since 2009. Her work has been featured in "Frugivore Magazine," "Black Enterprise Magazine" and various online publications. Dorsey holds a Bachelor of Science in international trade and marketing for the fashion industries from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

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