5 Best Butt Exercises to Shape Up Your Bottom

For More Roundly Shaped & Lifted Glutes!

Our butt area is one of the main body parts we pay special attention to before the swimsuit season hits, so here are some effective exercises that will firm up  your buttocks.

Each of the following exercises should be completed for a minimum of 2 sets, doing 15 repetitions of the exercise. You should rest for no more than 20 seconds after each set of exercise.

Also, you should do a short  warm up before you start these (no stretching). Something like a walking pace on the treadmill for 5 minutes is great.

SET 1. Pelvic Bridge

Feet apart and make a pelvic bridge

As a side benefit, this exercise doesn’t just help you tone up and shape your bottom — it can also tone your lower area in a way that can strengthen your ‘lady parts’ and make sex so much hotter!

Perform the move:

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Bum Shaper -Pelvic Bridge


  1. Lie on the floor, arms at your sides, knees bent, and heels on the floor
  2. Lift your hips off the floor until your knees, hips, and shoulders form a straight line

Do 2 sets of  15-20 reps.


SET 2. Side Leg Raise

This side leg raise is an effective exercise for your hip area. After all, you need to shape your bottom area from all the way around – including the sides – to shape and tone it properly.

Perform the move:

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Bum Shaper – Leg Lifts


  1. Lay on your right side keeping your body in a straight line from ankle through hip to shoulder. Rest your head on the right arm underneath. Hold left hand in front of chest to support your body weight.
  2. Keeping the hips facing forward, raise your left leg so that knee and foot face forward. Avoid letting yourself from rolling forward.
  3. Hold your foot at top of movement for a second then slowly lower to starting position.


Repeat this exercise 15-20 times on one side then repeat another 15-20 on right side.  Do each side twice.


SET 3. Swipe Squat

This works your legs and bottom as you swipe your leg outwards and then move down into a deep squat.

Perform the move:

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Bum Shaper – Swipe Squat


Foray your right let out to the side and into a deep squat.

  1. Start by standing in a basic position with your hands on the front of your hips.
  2. Next, move your  right leg by swiping it outward to the side.  Note the tip of your extended leg points to three o’clock, the stance leg remaining in the 12th hour.
  3. Bend your knees and perform a deep squat.
  4. Rise up and return to the standing position.
  5. Then change legs and be sure to maintain tension in your buttocks.

Do 2 sets of  15-20 reps.


SET 4. Sumo Squats

This type of squat will hit your upper glutes and also really tones your inner thighs.  When you really feel it in the booty area and inner thigh instead of your knees, that’s a sure sign that you are doing it right. You should feel a good burn in your legs and buttocks by the time you’re done.

Perform the move:

Bum Shaper – Sumo Squats


  1. Start in a standing position with your feet 6 to 12 inches wider than your shoulders  and point your toes out ata 45 degree angle.
  2. Next, squat down with your thighs horizontal to the floor. Do this by bending at the knees and sticking your butt out like you are going to sit, but keep your back straight.
  3. Perform this motion slowly while breathing steady then rise slowly back into a standing position. Keep your core tight and back straight. Try not to lock your knees at the top of the move.
  4. Try squeezing your gluteal muscles on the way up.

Repeat for 15 to 20 reps. Do 2 sets.


SET 5. Jumping Lunges

This is a variation to the typical lunge where you would lunge from a standing position. By jumping, this lunge work out is more challenging.

Perform the move:

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Bum Shaper – Lunge


  1. Start in the basic standing position for the Lunge (as pictured above)
  2. Step forward with your left leg and bending at the knee with your right leg so it’s pointing down towards the floor and nearly touches the ground
  3. Jump to change legs and reverse the lunge to end up on the opposite leg.
  4. Pause for 3-5 seconds in between each jump.

Repeat for 15 to 20 reps. Do 2 sets.

Now go ahead and get started before the hot weather comes so you’ll have a tighter tushy and rounder more lifted bottom to show off.

You might also want to check out my post on the Brazilian Butt Lift Workout Review to learn about an entire fitness routine designed to get you the best shaped bottom possible

And if cellulite is an issue, be sure to also read my post on How to Get Rid of Cellulite on the Butt