Have you squeezed on a pair of pants in the dressing room lately, taken a look at your backside, and horror of all horrors—become surprised by something that just doesn’t quite look right? Was gravity once your friend, only to become your enemy? If your butt could use some lifting, then we’ve got the answer. Actually, we’ve got three of them! Read on to learn ways to immediately lift your butt, and have more confidence than ever!

Be Like a Frog

woman with exercise ballGrab a Swiss ball, and begin lifting (pronto) with this effective workout.  Whether you grab one at your local gym or you dust one off (that’s been hanging out in your garage), this exercise can be done anywhere. Do it in your living room if you can’t stand the thought of missing re-runs of Bones, or in the weight room at your gym. Lie down on top of your Swiss ball, facing down and with your palms flat on the floor for balance and leverage. Squeeze your glutes, and lift your legs up (with your heels together) and hold. Lift your legs back down and repeat for five minutes.

Use a Resistance Band to Tighten Your Glutes

All you’ll need for this one is a resistance band—but it’ll be worth it to purchase one if you don’t have one already! Place it above your knee, so that it wraps around both upper thighs. Then, get on all fours. With one leg at a time, press your hips upwards, as though you’re lifting it to the sky. As you lift each leg, you’ll strengthen your upper body, as well as targeting your glutes, because of the resistance band. Rotate each leg evenly, and lift your hips as high as you can. In no time at all, you’ll have the backside of your dreams!

The Clamshell Workout

Beautiful sporty girl doing leg swingsThe clamshell exercise also requires a resistance band, and you’ll wrap it around both legs as you do for the previous exercise.  However with this exercise, you’ll need to begin on your side. If you’re positioning yourself on your right side, balance yourself with your right elbow and keep your knees at a 45 degree angle. With the resistance band around your upper thighs, lift your left leg up while your right leg plants firmly on the floor. Aim for doing between 15-25 reps on each side, and make sure to make each movement slow, precise and steady.

You don’t have to suffer through squats day after day to get a backside that turns heads. Instead of repetitive, uniform workouts, change up the pace and incorporate these three workouts into your weekly exercise plan. In no time at all, you’ll have a butt that lifts and a confidence that soars.