4 Butt Workouts to Help You Get that Beach Body

There are quite a few different things about your body that you need to focus on if you want a picture perfect physique. A beach body doesn’t come easy. You need to work hard for it. The two most important parts that need to be in shape are the belly and the buttocks. These are the parts of your body that contain a substantial amount of fat. Reducing the fat in the belly and the buttocks can go a long way in improving your physique and making you look a lot more beautiful.

Most people are under the impression that eating less food is going to make their butts look tighter and nicer. That’s not really how your body works. Reducing your daily food consumption will not necessarily make your buttocks look any better. If anything, they can make your butt look “skinny-fat”, a term used to describe thin parts of the body that are covered with a flabby skin.

You need to develop the muscles in your buttocks to make them look outstanding. Performing specific exercises that are designed to strengthen the muscles in your buttocks is the best and simplest way of getting your butt in shape. Here are four butt workouts to get you started:

1) The Single Leg Glute Bridge

Let’s start off with something that is relatively simple. To pull off this move, you need to lie down on the floor with your knees bent. The soles of your feet have to be positioned nicely on the floor. Take a few seconds to get comfortable with the position. While you are in this position, extend one leg. In the next step, you need to exhale, push your buttocks and push your hips towards the ceiling as high as you can. You are free to test your limits but don’t get yourself hurt by trying to push your boundaries. Keep your glutes and hips up in the air as long as you can before getting lowering them (the buttocks cannot touch the floor). This completes one rep. Start with five reps for each leg.

2) The Rainbow

As the name suggests, you have to move around one of your legs in the shape of a rainbow (semicircular motion). The move begins with you down on the floor on all fours. Your knees should be hip width apart and your wrists must be stacked over your shoulders. Now, with a pointed toe, extend your right leg and try to raise the foot towards the ceiling. Lower your leg slowly so that you can touch the floor. Make sure that you squeeze your buttocks as you lift the leg back to the initial position. The next step is to lower the leg till you touch the floor about a foot to the left of your kneeling foot. In other words, create a rainbow over your kneeling foot with the elevated leg. This exercise may result in slight discomfort, but it will get a lot easier with time and experience.

3) The Heel Lifted Squat

This isn’t too different from the regular squats that you have seen other people pull off or the ones that you are accustomed to. The only thing that you have to do different is lift your heels as you squat. Begin with your feet slightly wider than your shoulders are apart. Make sure that the toes point outward. Gently sit your hips back as you bring your buttocks towards the floor. If you are struggling to maintain your balance, just focus on keeping your knees behind your toes. Do not be hasty with your movements. Squats are most effective when they are performed at a steady pace.

4) Sumo Squat and Calf Raise

If you have ever observed sumo wrestlers in action, then you should know exactly what is required of you here in this move. Start by placing your feet wider than your shoulder width. Once again, the toes have to be pointed outwards as is the case with most squat exercises. Bend your knees slowly and lower your hips till your thighs are parallel to the ground. Your knees must remain above your ankles and your chest should be aligned straight. You are now in a sumo squat position. In the next step, raise one of your heels as high as you can without bringing about any changes to your form. Repeat on the opposite side to register a single rep.

You would be surprised to know that there are plenty of other butt workouts that you can try out to make your behind look more spectacular. It is better to learn at least 10 or more butt exercises so that you can enjoy a lot more flexibility during your workout sessions.