Too Much Bootie

Do you have too much bootie?

Your bottom line Send a thank-you note to Mom and Dad: An ample backside usually means you build glute muscles without having to try too hard, McCall says. You’ve got the tools; now make them work for you! Your goal: Get rid of jiggle. Drop extra fat that hides your assets, and firm your glutes and surrounding muscles to carve out a more defined, toned behind.

Lunge Twist

Stand with feet hip-width apart and arms raised to shoulder height. Swing right leg over and in front of left, toes facing forward. Lunge, twisting upper body to right (as shown). Twist back to center; return to standing. Repeat on opposite side for one rep. Do 15 reps and 3 sets. Target: butt, abs, legs

Backward Lunge

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, arms down, an 8- to 12-lb weight in each hand, to start. Step back with left leg into lunge, lowering until shin of left leg is nearly parallel to floor, keeping right knee over right foot (as shown). Push off with left leg to return to start. Switch sides and repeat for one rep. Do 10 reps with 3 sets. Target: butt, abs, legs

Scissors Sister

Lie faceup, feet on ball, right leg crossed over left at ankle, to start. Squeeze glutes and contract abs to lift hips, forming a line from shoulders to feet. (Too easy? Keep one leg on ball, the other extended in the air, as shown.) Lower hips to return to start. Cross left leg over right and repeat for one rep. Do 10 reps and 3 sets. Target:butt, back, abs

Hop Hooray

Stand in front of a step no higher than knee height. Squat, bending arms. Swing arms behind you, then forward, to help propel yourself up and onto step, landing softly (as shown) in squat position. Step down. Do 10 reps and 3 sets. Target: butt, legs

Reference: SELF

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