4 Exercises for Butt to Firm Your Backside

Need to shape up your backside? Look no further — we have 4 of the best butt exercises that perk up your rear view just in time for bikini season.

Read on to learn how perform each move with good form:

These glutes exercises are going to shape up your butt by calling all three butt muscles from the beefy gluteus maximus to the often-overlooked gluteus medius and minimus into action.

Perform these moves one after another with no rest in between exercises. Then repeat the circuit for a total of 3 rounds. 

1. Squat to reverse lunge: Squat is the holy grail of butt shaping. When combined with lunge that works the smaller muscles in the glutes, you have a winning, perfect lower body exercise that works your backside from every angle. Learn how to perform the squat exercise.

2. Butt Bridge: This exercise offers so many benefits to butt other lower-body exercises don’t include squats. Glute bridge is one of the few lower body exercises that strengthens and tones your butt without putting any pressure on the spine. In addition to butt, it also works your entire core muscles, slimming down your midsection and toning the bottom. Without needing any equipment to perform, it’s a home friendly workout you can’t miss. Learn how to perform the butt bridge.

3. Clamshell: This move will not only strengthen your butt but also tone your thighs and side of buttocks. It works your glutes from other angles than squats, lunges, and butt bridges, making this a great addition to any butt workout routine. As a side benefit, clamshell also strengthens your knees and back. Use a mini-band band to perform this butt exercise. Learn how to perform the clamshell exercise

4. Plank with Leg Lift: The plank is a well known core exercise, but that doesn’t mean it can’t tone your backside. When performing plank on one leg (with the other lifted up high in the air), it doubles as a butt exercise. By utilizing this plan variation, you will get the double benefits of shaping your backside and toning your abs. It may look simple, but don’t underestimate the challenge! Learn how to perform plank with leg lift. 

Misato Alexandre


After making healthy living a priority, Misato lost over 20 lbs in less than 90 days. Instead of weight loss being a dreading experience, living the lifestyle of health and fitness granted her more happiness and joy than ever before. She co-founded Fitwirr to make health and fitness simple for everyone and share her tips through writing evidence-based articles on nutrition, weight loss, and exercise.

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