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Fitness Tips: Butt Workout to Exercise Thighs and Butt

Add this amazing butt workout to your arsenal of workout routines to flex and tone your butt and thighs.

The Payoff Holding a seated position (without a chair) for a few counts strengthens your thighs, hips and butt -- and gives you the same sculpting benefits as doing 10-12 reps of a normal squat, says Norma Shechtman, a group fitness instructor at Sports Club/LA in Orange County, Calif.

As a bonus, these fitness tips give your back and abs a workout as they contract to help you maintain the pose. For best results follow this thigh and butt workout:

  • Do 2 or 3 reps of this 2-4 times per week as part of your regular strength workout in your workout routines.
  • To make it harder, hold the position for 10 breaths or balance on the balls of your feet. How to do it:
    • Stand with your feet hip-width apart, arms at sides, abs pulled in, chest lifted and shoulder blades drawn down.
    • Keep your back straight as you lower into a squat -- knees aligned over toes and your weight on your heels -- as if you were going to sit in a chair.
    • At the same time, raise your arms overhead, palms facing each other and elbows aligned with ears. Keep your shoulder blades down and together (no hunching).
    • Hold for 3-5 breaths, return to the start position and rest for 5 breaths; repeat.

    Add these easy fitness tips to your workout routines for firmer and shapelier butt and thighs!

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