Women seek out butt exercises mainly because most women today aren't happy with the size or shape of their butt.
A lot of women consider their butt to be too petite, or too large, or too shapeless, or too floppy, etc. The best butt toning exercises need to be very specific and will make a tremendous difference in your butt and help you get the sexy visual appearance you long for.
One important thing to remember is that butt toning exercises alone will not get rid of body fat.
You need to incorporate a complete exercise and nutrition plan into your daily routine.
Each body type responds differently to different butt exercises.
Your genetics also play a partial role in how your body responds to exercises for your butt and it is important to understand that, while you can firm up your butt, you can't always change the shape, regardless if you perform the best butt exercises or not.
For all of the exercises listed here, and any other exercise for that matter, form is critical.
You must always ensure that you use a controlled motion when performing any exercises for your butt otherwise you could put strain on your knees and cause injury.
Try to tighten up your abdominal and back muscles to stabilize your body. Never swing or use momentum to get the weights up and, if you feel any pain, stop!
It is easy and doesn't take much time when you use the best butt exercises.
Squats are by far the best out of all the butt toning exercises you can do. Unfortunately exercises like the squat are often taught incorrectly, and it's stigmatized as difficult and dangerous.
People often warn that exercises like the squat are bad for your knees and back, inappropriate for women, too hard to learn, etc. But this is totally and completely false. There is no better exercise for your butt.
Butt toning exercises like squats will not bulk up your butt! In fact it's been proven for decades that exercises for your butt, especially squats will help women shape, firm and tone their butt!
A proven fact!
Don't make the same mistake as many women do by placing the bar too high or resting it on the base of your neck.
Do not allow your weight to tip forward on to the toes. Be careful and don't lean forward or curve your back. This will stress your back and decrease the effectiveness of the exercise.
Do not twist. If your knees cave in while lifting your body up, think about pushing them outwards as you come up. Your chest comes up first, followed by your hips.
As with all exercises, different people will progress at different rates, but it's wise to always start with no weight at all, using only bodyweight for resistance. The first few times you try any butt exercises you will very likely experience stiffness and/or soreness in your butt and legs for the next day or so.
This is a very good exercise for working your butt, quads, inner and outer thighs and hamstrings. You can perform it in either a stationary position, or you can walk across a large area in a straight line.
Complete a full set, then switch legs and repeat. Or you can switch legs and move forward across the floor with each repetition.
When performing this one you should try and pay close attention to the angle formed by your thigh and lower leg. Your knee should be directly over your ankle. Don't let your knee stray over your toes.
Your knee and toes should be pointed in the same direction.
Butt toning exercises like this one can also be done on a smith machine or with a barbell.
Lunges are essential to having a firm and sexy butt.
This exercise will work your hamstrings, butt and lower back. Grab onto a barbell with both hands using an overhand grip, stand up straight with your hands and feet shoulder width apart.
Be careful and try not to hunch your back or lean backwards as this can increase your risk of back injury. Keep your back fairly straight throughout the exercise.
Looking straight ahead of you will help you keep your back straight.
Again to repeat: Butt exercises like this one and in fact all other butt exercises require good controlled form!
For leg curls, you can use either a seated or lying down hamstring machine.
This exercise helps develop the hamstrings, which are very important for having a nice butt and developing muscles used with other butt exercises.
Concentrate on using a full range of motion.
For the most part wall squats work primarily the same muscles as the traditional barbell squats do. It helps to increase leg muscle strength and create an isometric contraction on your erector spinae to help strengthen your back.
It's also a great exercise for stabilizing the knee joints and the trunk.
This is an excellent exercise for your lower back, butt and hamstrings.
Butt toning exercises such as this are preferred over lower back machines because there is far less compressive forces on the spine.
After a few workouts, when the exercise becomes easier, hold a weight plate across your chest to increase resistance.
Do not, however, place any weight on your head or neck or this could result in injury.
Place your feet shoulder width apart, about two feet out from the wall and lean your back against the wall.
The butt exercises noted here are by far the best butt exercises you can do for firming, toning and shaping your butt.
Butt Toning Exercises That Work...The Ultimate Leg, Butt, Hip, Thigh Makeover
To have a perfectly round and hard-shaped butt you need to do specific butt toning exercises, be consistent with your butt toning exercises, and maintain proper eating habits.
Do you use any unique and effective butt exercises or in your fitness program? What was your experience with these exercises? What results did you notice? Do you have a good or a bad story to tell about your own experience with certain exercises? Or do you have some good information that we may have missed? Let others know!
Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...
Stair Climbing Exercises
I have been walking the stairs in my building for over a year now (13 stories, twice a day, three times a week). My legs are beautifully toned and my glutes …
Hi, this is Heather again and I had previously posted a question as to how I might be able to get rid of a thin layer of cellulite and have perky, sexy …
Fire Hydrant Butt Exercises
When I was in high school I ran cross country and track all four years. During practices we would have to work on our "core exercises". One of these, called …
Kickbacks Butt Toning Exercises
This seems to be the most effective and efficient butt firming exercise for me. I position on my hands and knees and keeping my right leg at a 90 degree …
Donkey Kick Butt Exercises
I did this particular exercise for a year followed by squats and lunges (with weights) and my butt grew A LOT.. I already had a somewhat round butt …