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Gravity-defying exercises your bum will love

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Everyone wants to look good and raise the rear view. I hear it all the time.

But going deeper than cosmetic reasons let me tell you why I love hearing that as a personal trainer…

Nothing will reduce your risk of injury like a stronger backside.

Those gluteal muscles easily get lazy. When that happens you beg, borrow and steal from other muscles like your hamstrings, or strain your lower back. And often, an injury to knees, hamstrings or your lower back can be linked to weak glute muscles.

But, it’s easy to fix.

If you’ve been doing basic exercises and you’re ready for a greater challenge give these a try…

Butt-lifting exercises

  1. Step Ups
  2. Lunge to Kick
  3. Plie Squats

Do this set of butt-lifting exercises one time through — up to 15 repetitions, twice a week. To progress, add a second set. To further progress try adding weight by holding a dumbbell or wearing a weighted vest.

If your knees or hips need a bit more TLC, you can still firm your bum. Just try these 6 exercises for a toned rear and thighs that will target your glutes without stressing your knees.

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