We’re all for learning (and sharing) ways to tighten, lift, and tone the rear. That’s why for our latest 10-minute fitness guide, we had one of Kourt’s trainers, Amanda Lee, provide a routine guaranteed to make your buns burn. The moves also focus on legs and saddlebags, so it’s a true lower-body workout. Keep this routine (plus our arms and core versions) bookmarked for the next time you’re in a time crunch and still want to squeeze in a sweat. Find out how to poosh your booty exercises into high gear below.
“Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder distance apart and toes turned out in a 45-degree angle. Bend your knees and lower your torso, keeping your back straight and abs tight. Squeeze your glutes and come back to standing position.”
“Get on all fours on a mat. Keeping your right knee bent 90 degrees, flex your right foot and lift your knee to hip level while squeezing your glutes. Lower your knee without touching the floor and lift again.”
Alternating Reverse Lunges
“Stand upright with your hands at your hips. Take a large step backward with your left foot. Lower your hips so that your right thigh (front leg) becomes parallel to the floor with your right knee positioned directly over your ankle. Your left knee should be bent at a 90-degree angle and pointing toward the floor with your left heel lifted. Return to standing by pressing your right heel into the floor and bringing your left leg forward to complete one rep. Alternate legs by stepping back with your right leg.”
Single Leg Glute Bridge
“Lie on the floor with your feet flat and knees bent. Raise one leg off the ground, pulling the knee to your chest. Execute the movement by driving through the heel, extending your hip upward, and raising your glutes off the ground. Extend as far as possible, then return to the starting position.”
“Begin the squat by lowering your hips back and down while bending your knees. Once lowered, initiate the jump. Jump as high as you can.”