13 Tush-Toning Moves — No Squats Required - Squats have their place in strength training, but there are plenty of other butt exercises out there! Mix up your routine, and try out the following moves that tone and lift your derrière. Who knows? You might say so long to squats (for now) and find a new favorite exercise in the bunch.
Looking to tone up that booty before school starts? These two moves courtesy of Oxygen Mag are perfect ways to start off your day. Make them the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning or pair them with various other moves during your workouts.
Thigh Thinner- Stand with feet hip-width apart, toes out, holding 10-15 pound kettlebell at chest. Lift left heel off floor, then squat(as shown). Return to start. Switch sides; repeat. Continue, alternating sides, for 1 minute.
Stand on your knees with your toes tucked. If this hurts your knees, fold up a mat or towel and kneel on that for a little cushioning. Your thighs should be parallel. Hold a dumbbell comfortably with both hands in front of your chest. I use an eight-pounder. Take a breath in and as you exhale, use your quad muscles to lower your torso behind you. Don't arch your back as in Camel pose, but instead keep your torso in one straight line. As you inhale, return your torso back to the starting…