Sculpting your butt in time for summer should not be that hard to do. Even when you can’t head to the gym all the time, you can still make your behind perkier and more rounded with some home exercises that you can do any time you want. Squats are definitely in the list but there are other butt workouts that will help you tone and sculpt your butt in no time. Here are some that you should do regularly.
- Donkey kicks. Go down on all fours with your back straight and your hands under your shoulders and knees in line with hips. Engage your core as you raise your left leg as if you are kicking something behind you. Go back to your first position and repeat with the other leg. Keep alternating your kicks until you do 15 reps to complete 1 set. You will need to do 3 sets for this exercise.
- Deadlifts. Hold a dumbbell in each hand and place them in front of your thighs. Stand with your knees slightly bent, and back straight. While keeping the bend in your knees, bend forward at the hips so you can lower your torso until it is parallel to the floor and the weights almost touching the floor. Pause for a few seconds then push yourself back up. Do 10 repetitions for this to complete 1 set.
- Wall bridge. Lie down a few feet away from the wall with your feet pressed against the wall with your knees bent to 90 degrees. Your hands should be at your sides. Push against the wall as you raise your hips off the ground to go into a bridge position. Stay in this position for a few seconds then release. Repeat 10 times. Make sure that you engage your core throughout the exercise.
- Single-leg jumps. This may sound easy at first but you will find that it will test not just your muscles but also your sense of balance too. Stand on one leg and make sure that you are well balanced. Bend your knee as you shift your hips back then jump as high as you can manage. Land softly with your knee still bent. Make sure that your knee doesn’t go beyond your toes. Keep in mind to push your hips back to help you stay balanced. Do 10 reps.
- Lateral band steps. For this exercise, you will need to use a resistance band to add resistance to your workout. Position the band right above your knees. Bend knees as you push your hips back as if you are going to sit on a chair. Step your right foot wide and out to the side, then move your left foot halfway in. Take a big step outwards with your left foot then move your right foot halfway in. Keep alternating your steps while in a deep squat. You will need to do 10 to 15 reps for this exercise to complete 1 set.