Get a beauty of a booty! Learn how to get a tighter butt in 3 moves! It takes just a few minutes at the end of your workout.
Do you sometimes feel like your butt isn’t firming up as fast as you want it to? Do you look in the mirror and realize your quads are growing at a faster rate?
Many women (myself included) set one of their main goals to get a tight, toned butt. Squats, lunges, and jumps are all good for the gluteus muscles, but they mainly work the thighs. This means that when we do an intense lower body workout, we end up working our thighs more than the glutes.
This is all fine and dandy, but for many of us, it’s not what we want. That’s why it’s good to end your workout with a handful of moves that truly target the gluteus muscles.
This quick routine uses high reps with no weights. It’s meant to exhaust the muscles at the end of your workout, making sure you push your glutes (not just your quads and hamstrings) to their peak capacity.
We recommend doing this routine at the end of leg day. It’ll mean your workout will be about 10 minutes longer, but these easy 10 minutes can make a big difference. The harder you push yourself, the faster you’ll see results. And these three moves focus on the gluteus so that you’ll see quicker, better results in this specific area.
Some routines we recommend pairing with this workout include:
- 10-Minute Tabata Workout for Lower Body
- 30-Minute Lower Body Cardio Workout
- 5 Moves for Thinner Thighs
- Weightlifting Plan for Beginners
- Ya Gotta Tabata on the Treadmill
Other good times to do these routines are after cardio, or on days when you opt for quick home workouts. You don’t need anything other than a mat or towel to lay on the floor, which makes this and ideal living room workout. You can even do it in a hotel room while away on vacation!
Try it out for yourself and let us know in the comments if you see better results!
What You’ll Need: a mat or towel to lay on the floor
What to Do: After you finish your lower body workout, perform the exercises below in order with no break in between. Repeat for a total of 3 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.
50 Donkey Kicks, 25 each leg
20 Fire Hydrants, 20 each leg
10 Fire Hydrant Kicks, 10 each leg
Repeat for a total of 3 rounds.
Fire Hydrant Kicks