9 Magical Moves For Your Butt That Aren’t Squats

Squats are boring, and yet they are the first thing someone recommends when you want to have a nice toned tush. Here are the exercises that will make your butt stand out.

1 – Single leg glute-bridge

  • Start by lying on your back. The feet close to your butt and knees bent.
  • Then straighten one leg, squeeze your glutes and lift your hips and butt off the ground.
  • Lower your butt to the ground,
  • Repeat these movements without touching the floor.
  • Switch legs and repeat on the opposite side

2 – Hydrant with leg extension

  • Start on all fours.
  • Raise one leg (bent) towards the sky, straighten said leg and pause,
  • Bend the knee and return to the starting position.
  • Repeat for 1 minute with both legs.

3 – Rainbows

  • Start on all fours.
  • Keep your core tight and lift a leg up behind you, crossing it slightly
  • Bring said leg back down on the the floor
  • Repeat for 1 minute on both sides (using both legs).

4 – Curtsy Lunges

  • Stand with hands on hips and feet hip-width apart
  • Lift one leg to the side, cross it behind you and bend the other knee, touching the ground with the knee of the extended leg (if possible, if not as close as you can manage).
  • Then straighten your knee and lift the leg back out to the side.
  • Repeat for 1 minute on both sides.

5 – Heel lifted squat

  • For this one, stand with your feet hip-width apart and one heel slightly lifted.
  • Push your hips back and lower your butt toward the ground, while your core tightens with controlled movements,
  • Pressing into your heel, return to your starting position.
  • Repeat this for 1 minute on both sides.

6 – Bear plank leg lifts

  • The standard plank position with both knees slightly bent.
  • Try flexing your foot then kick that leg up towards the heavens as far as you can.
  • Pause awhile and lower the leg.
  • 1 minute repetition on both sides.

7 – Single leg dead lift

  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your right foot a few inches in front of your left one. Keep the left knee slightly bent while hold a dumbbell in your right hand.
  • Tighten your core and fold forward slowly, keeping your left foot in line with your spine.
  • Try to touch the floor with the dumbbell, if you can’t that’s ok as well, just go as low as you can then return to standing position.
  • Repeat for 1 minute with both legs.

8 – Sumo squats to calf raise

  • Start by standing with feet about twice the hip-width apart, keep hands on hips and toes pointed slightly outward.
  • Lower your hips, keeping your core tight, until they are parallel to the mat, and lift your hands in front of your face
  • Lift your heels off the floor, lowering your arms.
  • Repeat for 1 minute.

9 – Squat to sumo

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart and hold a dumbbell with both hands in front of you.
  • Sink back into a squat, all the while keeping your core tight
  • Pressing into your heels, move slightly as you turn your toes and knees outward to a 45-degree angle.
  • Return to the starting position

Repeat for 1 minute.