We can’t deny the fact that no matter what shape and size, all us girls want a tight tush! A tight butt can do wonders – it adds definition to your feminine curves, and you can look drop-dead sexy in anything from a dress to a tight pair of jeans! So, stop sitting on your couch bubbling in envy at Kim Kardashian’s butt, and do 20 sets of these butt-firming exercises daily.
This old ballet exercise does wonders for your back, thighs, calves but more importantly, the gluteus – the one muscle that determines how firm your butt gets. Start by standing with your feet apart, arms at the sides and toes turned out. Stand up straight, contract your gluteus, and squat down slowly as low as you can go. At the same time, raise your arms up to shoulder height in front of the body. Hold for 2 seconds, and slowly rise up to the starting position
2. The Carving Curl
Lie facedown on a mat with your head resting on your folded arms, and squeeze a one-pound dumbbell or rolled-up towel behind the left knee with your foot flexed. Tuck in your pelvic bones like you’re doing Kegels and switch to your right knee. (Source)
3. The Back-Kick
This exercise helps you work on your lower body strength and body balance while firming your tush. Start by staying with your arms at the sides. Sit back into a squat while keep your body weight on your heels, lift your right leg straight behind you, and extend your arms forward. Stand in this position for about 8 seconds, switch and repeat.
4. The Bridge
This simple exercise is both simple, fairly painless but it gets a lot of the muscles working including your hamstrings. Lie face up on your mat with your knees bent. Flex your feet on the floor with your arms on the sides, then step your heels out, lifting your body so it forms a line from rice cage to knees. Your shoulders and bra-line should remain on the ground.(Source)
5. Backwards Crossed-Legs
This exercise may be a lot harder, but it’s certainly worth a try. Get on all fours on your yoga mat, and lift your left knee, bending so that it’s pointing out slightly to the sides, while keeping your hips straight. You’ll probably look like a male dog lifting its hind leg, and although you might feel silly in this position, it does wonders for every inch of your body.