3 Best Exercises to Get a Firm, Round, Lifted Butt

Get your butt ready for summer with moves designed to lift, round, and firm.

These exercises to get a firm, round, lifted butt will show you how to work smarter, not harder! As you may know, there are several different muscles involved in determining the size and shape of your booty. In order to really tighten and sculpt your butt, you’ll need to work each of the gluteal muscles, equally.

While squats are an incredibly effective exercise, they place a lot of emphasis on your thighs. For this reason, it’s important to switch up the moves that you perform! Varying your exercises will challenge and work each important muscle from a different angle. Begin sculpting your bottom today, with these simple, unique, booty-shaping moves!

Exercises To Get A Firm, Round, Lifted Butt

The three exercises below will help you get the butt you’ve always wanted. You can follow our workout or integrate them into your own lower body routine.

What you need: A bench or step /a set of light to medium dumbbells (5-15 lbs.) / a gym mat / an interval timer.

What to do: Perform the exercises in order, with no break in between. Rest for 30-60 seconds and repeat.

  • Beginner: 2 rounds
  • Intermediate: 3 rounds
  • Advanced: 6 rounds

Below, we’ve included videos showing how to perform each move. Using proper form helps prevent injuries and ensures you’re getting the most out of your workout.


  • Bulgarian Split Squats – 12 on each side
  • Donkey Kicks – 40 on each side
  • Single Leg Glute Bridge – 30 on each side

Bulgarian Split Squats

Donkey Kicks

Single Leg Glute Bridge

What did you think? How do you feel? Is your bottom feeling stronger already? Let us know in the comment section!

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  1. What is the timer set for? Are we supposed to do the first round (of all three exercises) in 5 minutes and then repeat?

    1. Mika, Yes, do each exercises with the specified number of reps and repeat the circuit until the 5 minutes is up. Repeat the 5 minute routine depending on your fitness level. Beginner: 2 rounds
      Intermediate: 3 rounds
      Advanced: 6 rounds

    1. Nikki, This routine requires medium dumbbells (5-15 lbs.). Maybe try 10 pound dumbbells, somewhere in between.

  2. Well detailed and nice workout plans. Not sure how well I can do some of these due to sciatica and diastisis recti. Willing to try. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi, if I just completed the four weeks with the beginners round, what excercises would you recommend to start next? Focusing on lifting and firming butt 🙂
    Thank you

  4. Nice article and I will definitely work on them more I already do donkey lifts for my butt and it works I can say that What I need to do is be consistent

  5. Squats work the legs not your glutes. You need to really get deep into the glutes and isolate them with static moves. Superman move, donkey kicks and lunges with back leg elevated on bench or chair and front leg out in front. These moves isolate all the deep muscles of the glutes and are very challenging. Strong glutes = strong back and legs.

    1. Yes you can. While standing, hold to the back of a chair and do your donkey kicks. There’s usually a modified way to perform any exercise. 🙂

  6. Will this help round the bottom of the butt? I have a big butt but I have dents of both sides of my bottom part.

  7. Hi i love Doing squats but would love Doing this 3 extercises?what My question is is it ok for a first trimester pregnancy?

    1. It’s useful for toning and lift the glutes. To reduce fat, that will require eating a healthy diet and eliminating most processes foods, drinking lots of water, and performing fat burning workouts.

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