Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer Laura Halls shares her top 5 exercises for a better Butt.
With summer just weeks away and the sudden urge to get the summer bod up to scratch, I’ve listed 5 of my go-to glute exercises. In collaboration with Eimele who has some seriously delicious food to help you as well. As I share my fav exercises remember that every bootie is completely different, all unique shapes and sizes and I hope you love yours and aren’t afraid to whip out the cozzie!!
All these exercises you can do in the comfort of your home or at the gym.
I know the #1 exercise everyone recommends but that’s because it works. Squats helps to lift, tone and tighten the butt. Start with your feet hips width apart. Squat down as though you are sitting on a chair. Make sure your knees don’t go over your toes.
Aim for 8-10 reps, 3 times through.
Single leg glute bridges:
Lay down on your back and place one foot on the floor, the other raise in the air. Lift your hips up as high as you can, engaging your glutes at the top. If you want more of a challenge, place your bottom leg on a low step. Excellent for single glute strength and lifting!!
Aim for 12-15 reps, 3 times on each leg.
Curtsey Lunge: This lunge variation targets your inner thighs as well as your glute medius. To start step your right leg back on an angle and lunge down. Repeat to the left side. Try to get your knee just hovering off the ground.
Aim for 12 lunges per leg, repeat 3 times.
If you have a resistance band now is the time to grab it and place it around the knees. Start lying on your side, feet and knees stacked on top of each other in a 90-degree angle. Keep the feet together and rotate your top leg upwards. Squeezing your glute at the top and then return back to your bottom leg.
Swap sides after 15-20 reps on each side.
Donkey kicks is a great exercise to seriously lift the butt. I like to tie a resistance band around my ankles for extra burn on this exercise. Start on all fours and straighten one leg out behind you. Toes facing the ground (feet flexed) raise straightened leg up and slowly lower back down.
Repeat 8-10 times, 3 times through.