Say goodbye to your flat, saggy butt. These seven moves will help you achieve the toned tush of your dreams.
Picture your butt in its current state. Now, picture your butt in its ideal state. If you're like most women, you're probably envisioning a butt that's tight and toned. But the journey from flat butt to perky, pert rear end can seem unachievable without the help of trainers who whip celebrities' derrieres into tip-top shape.
And that's why we went to the best butt guy in the business: celebrity trainer David Kirsch. He's literally written the book on how to get a bigger butt, and has worked with celebs like Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell and Liv Tyler (who calls him "the master of the ass"). His latest book, "David Kirsch's Ultimate Family Wellness" comes out in December, and features a forward by none other than she-of-the-enviable-booty Jennifer Lopez. He says that more than any other body part, women are choosing to focus on their butts. "I think it has a lot to do with social media darlings such as the Kardashians and Nicki Minaj," he says. "People see this and they want to have booty."
Here, Kirsch's seven essential butt workout moves that collectively lift, tone, sculpt and firm your booty. "If you want to do a crazy butt blast, do all of the following moves, and execute 15-20 reps per side per set. Repeat the circuit, depending on your fitness level, two to three times," Kirsch says. It's important, as you go through the exercises, that you feel them in your butt. "You must anchor your weight on your heel for the exercises -- land in your heel and feel in your butt," he explains.
The bigger butt of your dreams is finally within reach. Once you get there, it's going to be hard to refrain from taking Kylie-inspired belfies. (And, we can't really blame you.)
Butt Workout Move No. 1: Wide Stance Dumbbell Squats
Keep your weight in your heels to ensure you get the best tush-shaping results.
Step 1: Hold a dumbbell at the base with both hands and stand straight up.
Step 2: Move your legs so that they are wider than shoulder-width apart. Your knees should be slightly bent and your toes should be facing out. This is the starting position. (Note: Your arms should be stationary while performing the exercise.)
Step 3: Slowly bend your knees and lower your legs until your thighs are parallel to the floor.
Step 4: Press mainly with the heel of the foot to bring the body back to the starting position while exhaling.
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