donkey kicks for a hot butt! Starting on your hands and knees, keeping your core tight and back flat, raise 1 leg and keeping knee at 90 degrees. Push that leg as high as you can in the air and lower back down, repeat for 12 reps, then switch legs. Aim for 4 sets of 12 reps.
Begin in downward facing dog. Extend your left leg up to the ceiling, pointing your toes. Shift your weight forward and begin to lower your hips into a plank pose but instead of putting your left toes down, bend your left knee into your chest, lifting your abs into your spine during the entire movement. Press your hips back up and extend your left leg behind you as you return to downward facing dog. Repeat 10 times with the left leg, 10 with the right
Lie facedown over a bench or padded stool with your legs hanging off the edge (a). Engage your abs and lift both legs until your body forms a straight line (b). Hold for 5 seconds, then lower slowly. That's 1 rep; do 10 to 15.
Defying Gravity: How to Build a Stronger, Defined Butt
Defying Gravity: Your Butt-Sculpting Workout Plan. 9 workouts to tone your backside from Fitness Magazine. Do not have time for the gym? Try these at home. Get ready for summer or vacation? Try the Swaying Bridge.