Two of my favourite butt-building exercise, and ones that I do practically every day, are squats and lunges. I add in some weights to really challenge myself but these can be done without any extra weight too. They are both excellent exercises for your legs and in particular your booty! In fact I would go as far as to say squats are THE best booty building exercise, so if it’s a peach butt you are after then squat, squat, squat!
Basic Squat: Stand with your feet slightly wider than your hips. Hold your arms out in front of you. Look straight ahead and tighten your core and leg muscles. Slowly push your hips backwards and bend your knees, as if sitting on a chair. Keep looking straight ahead, don’t arch your back and ensure that your knees are in line with your feet. Squat down as low as possible and keep your weight in your heels. Push back up to standing while squeezing your glutes and thighs. Repeat 10 times. (Set of three)
Squat variations include: Ski Squat – same as above with feet close together, and Sumo Squat – same as above with feet wider apart and toes pointed slightly out.
Lunges: Start standing with your feet hip width apart. Take a long step forward with your right leg. Keep your torso straight and bend both knees to lower yourself down. Make sure your right knee is in line with your right foot. Your left knee should be close to the ground but not touching. Push yourself back up keeping your weight in your right heel. Repeat on other side. Total 10 reps on each leg. (Set of three).
Generally when doing a dedicated leg workout I do these alongside other strength exercises such as deadlifts, ski squats, sumo squats and side lunges, finishing off with about 20-30 mins of HIIT (High intensity interval training).