More ways to keep your booty firm. Give these exercises a TRY!
Find a step or a bench that, when you place your foot squarely on it, your knee is at a 90-degree angle or larger. Step up 20 times leading with the right foot, then the left, bringing both feet completely onto the bench. To return to the starting position, lead with the right foot to step down to the floor, then the left, until ending with both feet on the ground. Switch legs and start stepping with the left foot for 20 steps.
Side Lunge To Curtsy
Holding a five- to 10-pound weight in your left hand, side lunge to the right bringing your left hand to your right foot. Lower your booty as much as possible. Keep your toes pointed forward and your right knee bent to no more than 90 degrees. Push off gently with your right foot and come into a curtsy position with your right leg crossing behind your left as you press your weight overhead. Keep your hips square and your curtsy tight. Both feet should be pointed forward. This completes one rep. Repeat by stepping immediately into a side lunge from the curtsy. After you completed 15 reps, switch sides. Do three sets total. If your not ready to do these with a dumbbell you can do this without them. Until your comfortable with adding a dumbbell.
Elbow Plank With Donkey Kick
Begin in an elbow plank with elbows directly under shoulders, abs engaged toward the spine. Don't let the pelvis sag down or pop up. Lift left leg off the ground, bending your knee so the sole of your foot is toward the ceiling. Keep pelvis square to the floor. Don't let your pelvis twist. Press your left heel toward the ceiling as high as you can without moving your pelvis or lower back. The motion will not be huge but rather concentrated on the booty and hamstring. Lower the bent leg slightly, and repeat for a total of eight to 10 repetitions. Then switch sides. Do two sets on each leg. This will help lift the booty and of course tone your core.
Plank Booty Leg Lifts
Lie on your belly on an exercise ball, and walk your hands out so the ball is underneath your shins. Your hands should be underneath your shoulders. Draw your navel toward your spine to engage your abs, which will help keep your spine straight and your body stabilized. Lift your left leg up into the air, and then slowly lower it back toward the ball, but don't let it touch. This counts as one repetition. Keep your pelvis level throughout your reps. Complete three sets of 10 to 12 reps with the left leg, and then repeat with the right. This is also good for the back of your thighs too.
Side Saddle Leg Lifts
Start on your side with your legs extended, flexing both feet. Place your top hand on the ground in front of your abs and your supporting arm under your head. Make sure your bottom leg stays extended for the whole duration of the series. Keeping the energy reaching out through your flexed heels, lift your top leg up about six to eight inches from the floor. From here, make tiny pulses upward 20 times. Holding your leg at the highest point of your lift, draw one-inch circles with your heel for 20 reps. Keeping your top leg lifted, bend and straighten your knee. Do this 20 times while not letting your thigh lower as you press through the heel to lengthen your top leg to the straightened position. For an even greater burn, finish this series with lifts in a bigger range of motion, taking the foot all the way toward the ceiling and back down, 10-20 times.
Lie on your left side on the floor, with your hips and knees bent 45 degrees. Your right leg should be on top of your left leg, your heels together. Keeping your feet in contact with each other, raise your right knee as high as you can without moving your pelvis. Pause, then return to the starting position. Don't allow your left leg to move off the floor. You can do this in front of the tv!