5 Best butt exercises
Whether you want a bangin’ booty like Beyonce or enviable buns like Jessica Biel, the only way you’re going to get the gluteus of your dreams is by getting your sweat on. Cornel Chin, fitness troubleshooter to the stars and author of Celebrity Body on a Budget, recommends the following five butt exercises to get a fit -- and camera-worthy -- derriere.
1. Unilateral Hip Extension
Start position: Place your left knee on the bottom of an incline bench. Bend your elbows and place your forearms across the top of the bench so they support your body weight. Keep your core muscles engaged, and don't let your back arch.
Movement: Slowly raise your right leg as high as comfortably possible, keeping it straight throughout the move. Contract your glutes and then slowly lower your right leg, returning back to the start position.
Perform: Do 1 set of 12 to 15 repetitions with your right leg then repeat the exercise with your left leg.
Chin says: As you get stronger, increase the number of sets and/or add ankle weights for more resistance