The Best 5 Butt Exercises for the Beach


You can perform this exclusive workout on its own or as part of the Tone It Up Bikini Series 8-Week Challenge (start any time!) from Instagram fitness stars Katrina Scott and Karena Dawn. (Fair warning: You might see your body change like crazy!) All you’ll need is a kettlebell and a pair of dumbbells.






1. SINGLE-LEGGED BRIDGE
<p><strong>How to do it: </strong>Lie on your back with your arms along your sides and palms pressing into the ground. Bend your left knee and place the sole of your left foot on the ground. Extend your right leg and point your toes toward the sky. Keeping your hips square to the ground, press into your standing heel as you lift your butt straight up into a bridge. Lower down with control, keeping the leg elevated the entire time. Complete 15 reps then switch legs, holding a dumbbell at your hip (pictured) for an extra challenge. <br></p><p><strong>Where you'll feel it: </strong>Your butt and the backs of your thighs.</p>

How to do it: Lie on your back with your arms along your sides and palms pressing into the ground. Bend your left knee and place the sole of your left foot on the ground. Extend your right leg and point your toes toward the sky. Keeping your hips square to the ground, press into your standing heel as you lift your butt straight up into a bridge. Lower down with control, keeping the leg elevated the entire time. Complete 15 reps, then switch legs, holding a dumbbell at your hip (pictured) for an extra challenge.
Where you’ll feel it: Your butt and the backs of your thighs.


2. SIDE LEG RAISES
<p><strong>How to do it:</strong> Start in a kneeling position with your right hand on your hip and left palm on the ground to a few feet to your side. From this position, stack your hips as you extend your right leg out to the side. Engaging your core for stability, lift your right leg straight up, then lower it with control. Complete 20 reps then switch sides.<br></p><p><strong></strong><strong>Where you'll feel it: </strong>Your outer thighs, butt, and waistline. </p>

How to do it: Start in a kneeling position with your right hand on your hip and left palm on the ground to a few feet to your side. From this position, stack your hips as you extend your right leg out to the side. Engaging your core for stability, lift your right leg straight up, then lower it with control. Complete 20 reps, then switch sides.
Where you’ll feel it: Your outer thighs, butt, and waistline.






3. DEADLIFT AND FLY
<p><strong>How to do it: </strong>Start with your feet together and knees soft. Hold a 5- to 8-pound dumbbell in each hand in front of your hips, palms facing each other and elbows soft. From this position, hinge forward from the hips as you extend your right leg straight out behind you, and open your arms out to the sides. Release your arms with control as you stand back up to starting position. That's one rep. Complete 15 reps then switch legs.</p><p><strong><strong></strong><strong>Where you'll feel it: </strong></strong>Your legs, butt, back, and shoulders.</p>

How to do it: Start with your feet together and knees soft. Hold a 5- to 8-pound dumbbell in each hand in front of your hips, palms facing each other and elbows soft. From this position, hinge forward from the hips as you extend your right leg straight out behind you, and open your arms out to the sides. Release your arms with control as you stand back up to starting position. That’s one rep. Complete 15 reps, then switch legs.
Where you’ll feel it: Your legs, butt, back, and shoulders.


4. JUMP SQUATS
<p><strong>How to do it: </strong>Stand with your feet about hips-distance apart. Bend your knees as you sit your hips back into a squat, extending your arms out behind you. From this position, drive your arms forward and up for momentum as you press up through the heels to jump straight up. Land with soft knees as you settle back down into a squat. Complete 20 reps.</p><p><strong><strong></strong><strong>Where you'll feel it: </strong></strong>Your butt and legs.</p>

How to do it: Stand with your feet about hips-width apart. Bend your knees as you sit your hips back into a squat, extending your arms out behind you. From this position, drive your arms forward and up for momentum as you press up through the heels to jump straight up. Land with soft knees as you settle back down into a squat. Complete 20 reps.
Where you’ll feel it: Your butt and legs.

5. SIDE LUNGE AND PRESS
<p><strong>How to do it: </strong>Hold the body of an 8- to 10-pound kettlebell with both hands at chest level. From this position, step your right foot straight out to the side. Keeping the left leg extended, bend the right knee and sit your hips back into a side lunge. Next, press off the left right foot and shift your weight to the left foot, bringing the right knee to hip level and pressing the dumbbell up overhead. That's one rep. Complete 15 reps, then switch sides.</p><p><strong>Where you'll feel it: </strong>Your legs, butt, core, and shoulders.</p>
How to do it: Hold the body of an 8- to 10-pound kettlebell with both hands at chest level. From this position, step your right foot straight out to the side. Keeping the left leg extended, bend the right knee as you sit your hips back into a side lunge. Next, press through the right heel as you come up to stand on the left foot, bringing the right knee to hip level and pressing the dumbbell up overhead. That’s one rep. Complete 15 reps, then switch sides.
Where you’ll feel it: Your legs, butt, core, and shoulders.
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