When it comes to fitness goals, getting a firm, tight and round butt is the one we hear most often from women. It seems like no matter how many minutes we log on the elliptical machine or how many squats we do, that truly juicy booty always manages to elude us.Not surprisingly, some of us get a tad obsessive in our quest for a natural-looking, yet substantive, backside. So, without further ado, here are five seriously sick moves to target your glutes and outer thighs. These exercises will also give your core and legs a little workout as well for good measure. If these exercises don’t get your ass into high gear in no time, we don’t know what will.
1. Pistol Squats
Begin with your feet hip-width apart. Lift your left leg up onto a kettlebell (chair or stool will work), keeping your legs straight, but be careful not to lock your knees.
Holding your arms straight out in front of you, lower your hips straight down as if you were doing a squat.
Lower your body as much as you can. The goal is to be able to get your lifted leg parallel to the floor.
We recommend three sets of 10 to 12 squats per leg.
Extra challenge: Try doing these while holding a five-pound weight straight out in front of you.