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Five Ultimate Exercises To Tone Your Butt

With bikini season around the corner, it’s a great time to start working on your backside! After all, who doesn’t want a tight, round and firm posterior to parade?!

The following exercises will have your glutes burning, plus it’s a quick 10 minute workout, perfect to squeeze into your day.

Set a timer and perform each variation for 30 seconds. Keep going on the same leg until you finish the sequence, and then switch legs. Complete 3 sets per leg!

#Toning Tip 1 Bent Knee Donkey Kicks x 20 each side (2 to 3 times)

Get on all fours with your hands directly under your shoulders and knees directly under your hips. Keep your right knee at a 90-degree angle and slowly raise your leg behind you and pulse toward the ceiling by squeeing your glutes. Make sure your back remains perfectly still.

#Toning Tip 2. Side band walking x 30 seconds

Tie a resistance band just below your knees and get into a semi-squat position. Spread your feet apart (slightly wider than shoulder width) to put a little bit of strain on the band. Step to the right with your right leg, and then your left, and repeat until the 30 seconds is up. Change direction.

#Toning Tip 3. Lying leg extensions with toes pointed x 30 seconds

Laying on your side, bring your heal into your bum and then extend it out in front of you, toes pointed.

**For an increased burn, add leg weights to your ankles!

#Toning Tip 4. Hip thrusts x 3 sets of 10-15 reps

Drive your heels into the floor and your hips upward. Make sure you tighten your core to prevent hyperextending your back.

Hold the bridge for a second while squeezing your glutes before lowering yourself back down to the floor.

**For an increased burn, try thrusting with one leg raised.

#Toning Tip 5. Straight leg raises with toes pointed x 30 seconds

Laying on your side, extend your leg out, toes pointed, and move it up and down slowly and controlled.

**For an increased burn, add leg weights to your ankles!