by Katrina Hodgson
, Diet.com Fitness Expert
The 3 Top Butt Exercises!!
1. Single Leg Squats
You can stand on a step, a bench or, to really add a stability challenge, a BOSU ball. Drop back, put your weight into your heel, make sure your knee doesn't go over your toe and that it is inline with your ankle. This really gets the buns! Watch a video demo of this move here: Lower Body Exercise: Single Leg Squat
Make sure to keep your chest forward, your weight in heels, head facing forward, shoulders back, back flat. Pushing your hips back, lower your dumbbells down the front of your legs. Making sure to really engage your hamstrings and butt, bring the weight back up your legs and then contract your glutes at the top.
3. Single Leg Hip lifts
Lay on the floor supine, bend one knee and have the other leg straight up in the air. Drive your hips up by pushing into the heel that is on the floor. To progress this exercise, abduct the leg while your hips are in the air
, bring it back to the middle then return to the floor.
Repeat each of these 10-15 times. Always keep good form and stretch afterwards!
Katrina Hodgson, www.ToneItUp.com, NASM CPT, BS Health Science, has helped thousands reach their goals by designing fitness programs with her workout videos and her website ToneItUp.com. As one of Diet.com‚Äôs featured personal trainers she hopes to share her passion for fitness and continue to make a positive impact for the Diet.com community.