Best Butt Exercises

best butt exercisesThe Best Butt Exercises

For A Firm Tush

The best butt exercises are the tried and true squats. They are considered the king of all moves for the tush!

Squats can be done in a variety of ways, but my favorite and the most effective one is the “Hindu squat.”  You may not even know what a Hindu squat is, but I am going to tell you what it is and I am going to show you how to do it.

First off though, I want you to forget all about the lame way you were probably taught to do squats in your aerobics classes at the gym.  Usually what they tell you to do is to pretend like you are “sitting on the toilet” or “sitting on a chair” right?  WRONG!!!!  That is not the way you should be doing squats.

I want you to think like an Olympic weight lifter!  Watch how they squat, it’s practically all the way to the ground!  That is what I want you to learn to do.

Squat all the way to the ground and then using the power of your glutes (your butt) get yourself back up. It’s going to take some practice on your part, and you’re going to have to work up to this.  But once you start squatting low, you’ll be able to get your butt down to the ground many times over, using the power of your glutes and hamstrings to help shape your sexy behind.  This is truly one of the best butt exercises hands down!

The beauty of the Hindu Squat is that you can do it any time, anywhere… no special equipment is required, and no weights are required either.

Think about it like this, you are going to be lifting your entire body weight from the ground to standing, and that’s more than enough weight to get you started.  Once you get really efficient and good at Hindu squats, you can then start to add weighted squats into your routine, but still you will be squatting to the ground and then back up again.

Then you can also add in the Best Leg Exercises for shapely toned legs, and voila, your lower half is totally firm, toned and mini skirt ready!

Best Butt Exercises:

If you are just getting started at Squats, you can do the following:

3 sets of Hindu Squats:  Do three sets of Hindu squats, 10 reps each set, resting about 15 seconds between sets.

Here is an explanation of the Hindu Squat:

  • Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip width apart.
  • Arms are outstretched in front of you, palms facing downward
  • Begin to squat to the ground and as you do this, pull your arms to your sides while turning palms up and making a fist.
  • As you get to the bottom of the squat open your hands with your palms facing forward and reach your fingertips to the ground, grazing the sides of your feet with the palms of your hand.
  • Come back to standing while swinging your arms behind you and over your head back to the starting position.

Repeat above for a total of 10 reps.

In my classes we have worked up to 150 Hindu squats, doing 3 sets of 50.  It’s also a great cardio workout, you will feel your heart rate fire up, I promise you.

And before you  know it, check out your rear view, and see how nice your tush is shaping up!!!

To your health and fitness!

~Laura