Easy lower-body exercises may make your workout a breeze, but they don’t help you firm, lift, or sculpt an enviable butt.
Instead of half-assing it, beat your butt into submission with a harder-than-it-looks workout designed by fitness trainer, health coach, and fitness model Elizabeth Bracero. All you need is a Swiss ball and a set of 5- to 10-pound dumbbells. (Go even heavier to up the ante.) Complete 10 to 15 reps of each exercise before you move on to the next, and repeat the entire series up to three times a few times a week to see results.
1. Goblet Squats:
Grab one end of a dumbbell with both hands, and take a stance that’s slightly wider than shoulders-width apart. Point your toes slightly outward.
Keeping your shoulders stacked over your hips, bend your knees and drop your butt straight down until your thighs are parallel to the ground.
Press into your heels and squeeze your glutes as you straighten your legs to come back up to standing. That’s one rep.
2. Single-Leg Romanian Deadlifts: