1. Dumbbell squats
This exercise tones your glutes and inner thighs; and the extra weight from the dumbbell increases pressure on the glutes when you squat down. The heavier the weight, the harder your muscles have to work. Once you work your way to 25-30 squats, start increasing the weights and build it up from there.
2. Jumping lunges
This is your typical lunge except that you jump and switch legs. It is one of the best plyometric exercises to do and requires balance and coordination. This exercise strengthens the hamstring, quadriceps, calves, shins, abdomen and the glutes. Begin by using your bodyweight and then start adding dumbbells once you become stronger.
3. Explosive Sumo squats
This exercise works the glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, hip flexors and calves. This will shed and tone your inner thighs like no other exercise. Stand with your feet apart and toes pointing outwards. Make sure your thighs are parallel to the ground when you squat, and remember to jump when you come up. Do 2-3 sets of 20 each.
Lie on your back with your knees bent, hip width apart. Lift your hips until there is a straight diagonal line from your shoulders to your knees. Come back down and repeat. The hip bridge strengthens your buttocks while decreasing the tightness in your hip flexors and surrounding tissues.
5. Donkey kicks
Get on all fours with your hands shoulder-wide apart and your knees right below your hips. Lift one leg up behind you until your leg is parallel to the floor. Then lower your leg, while keeping your knees straight until they are 2-3 inches above the ground, and lift them back up. Do 2-3 sets of 20 each. The donkey kick works your core, lower back, legs and butt. Each lift tones all your glute muscles, which makes your butt appear bigger and rounder.
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