Five Exercises to Shape Da Butt

It was the summer before I went into High School and I had gone from a member of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee to the Founder and President of the Big Boobs Break Backs Bureau. I would do just about anything to have people stop looking at my chest. Most of my days were spent with my arms crossed in front of it. Which, upon reflection, probably made it more noticeable. I was at my friend Lisa’s house and several older guys were hanging out with her brother, sitting on some lawn chairs and chatting. One of them was Troy, a pretty popular and cute high schooler from the neighborhood. After Lisa and I were done chatting, she went inside and I walked away. That’s when Troy said it. “Damn, you have a nice ass, Carla.” And my obsession was born. To get guys to not look at my boobs, I had to get them to look at my butt.

Five Exercises to Shape Da Butt

I took this task on with much gusto. Daisy dukes and mini skirts where my norm. Luckily it was the 80s. I stood up for the butt in school. When the principal called me into his office telling me I had to go home because my skirt was too short, I told him I understood. I then proceeded to tell him how I also knew that I wouldn’t be able to wear my cheerleading uniform to school the next day in support of the big game since it didn’t meet the school requirements. And I know how disappointed the other girls are going to be but, ya know, those are the rules. I was sent back to class and my cheek baring fashion was never questioned again.

However, teens turn to twenties, three pregnancies gave my body a little wear and tear, and from my thirties on most of my time has been spent sitting at a desk. Something must be done to save the butt! Here are my five favorite exercises to give you a nice rear view.

Five Exercises to Shape Da Butt

Curtsy Lunge

Stand with your feet hip-width apart, hands on your hips. Take a big step back with your left leg, crossing it behind your right. Bend your knees and lower your hips until your right thigh is nearly parallel to the floor. Keep your torso upright and your hips and shoulders as square as possible. Return to start. Perform 15 reps each side.

Side Plank with Leg Lift

Get into a side plank with your hand directly under your shoulder and your bottom leg slightly in front of your top leg, then slowly raise your top leg as high as you can. Lower to start. Do 15, then switch to the other side to complete one set.

Bridge

Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor, palms down. Raise your hips until your body forms a straight line from shoulders to knees. Squeeze rear tight  for two seconds up at the top, then return to start. Do 15 reps.

Donkey Kick

Start kneeling on the floor, on all fours, with your hips lined over your knees and your hands directly under your shoulders (arms extended). Place one dumbbell behind your right knee, and curl your right heel into your body, squeezing into the dumbbell to hold it in place. Flex your foot, and keeping your back flat, lift your right knee up behind your hip until your thigh is parallel to the floor. Slowly lower your knee almost all the way down to the floor, and then repeat. Do 15 reps on each side.

Squat

Stand tall with your feet shoulder-width apart, arms in front, hands clasped together. Keeping your chest up, lower your body as far as you can by pushing your hips back and bending your knees. Pause, then slowly push yourself back to the starting position. Complete 15 reps.

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My goal is to keep going until I get the rear of a 20  year old. Then I won’t need wrinkle cream.

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 What is your favorite exercise to shape the rear? Do you have a butt story? 

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45 thoughts on “Five Exercises to Shape Da Butt

  1. Ana Lynn

    Great tips and exercises! I can do all of them but squats since I have knee problems! I don’t know if this counts as a butt story but my husband keeps saying I have a heart -shaped butt. I don’t know where he sees the heart but okay… to each his own I guess!
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    1. Carla Post author

      I don’t go as far as some people for squats. I think I am but when I look at the pictures…nope! My body just won’t do that.

      That is such a nice compliment from your hubs! I’ve actually seen articles on how to get a heart-shaped butt.

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    1. Carla Post author

      haha! I actually had to go to Thesaurus.com for some help on that one. :) You know, I think my rear was better in my 20s than my teens. Even though I worked out a lot in my teens, I ate horribly.

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    1. Carla Post author

      I haven’t tried barre but when I was younger I roller skated and took dancing for many years. I think those things did wonders for my butt. So I can see why barre would really work.

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  2. Paisley

    Big Boobs Break Backs Bureau seriously made me crack up, I’ve never heard that one before! I’ve actually been looking for some good glute exercises because I’ve just been doing a lot of arms and abs…these will be so helpful!
    xx,

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    1. Carla Post author

      haha! Yes, I just made that up. The glutes are a part of your core so not only are the exercises great for making them look good but also for posture and core health.

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  3. tamaralikecamera

    My only butt story is that I was always so skinny that I never felt womanly. I remember the first guy who told me I had a nice butt. He was a close friend and it wasn’t said in a negative or sleazy way.
    I just had never considered it before that!
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    1. Carla Post author

      I think it’s nice when we get an unexpected compliment regarding something we’re self conscious about. It just goes to show you that there is always someone (or usually several someones) who appreciate who you are whether it be appearance or an inner beauty.

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    1. Carla Post author

      haha! If my hip bones start sticking out in the slightest my husband freaks and wants me to gain weight. He doesn’t like that at all. So I understand.

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  4. Kita

    I need to do this stat do you know at one time I was considering getting some work done to make my butt look good that thought came and went and now I am ready to get the natural way.
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    1. Carla Post author

      Never my butt but when I had a breast reduction, I also had them lifted. Since I already have the scars, if I ever came up with the money I’d have my boobs done again. The rest of my body I work for. But we all have our thing.

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  5. Amber

    Carla you are too funny with your da butt references and high school story! My cheerleading skirt as well was way too short but it wasn’t my fault!
    As for exercises, love glute bridges and kick backs!!

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    1. Carla Post author

      haha! I don’t think mine will either but it’s nice to have a dream. Can you even classify those as undies?

      I was usually very much a rule follower normally but it just annoyed me how the rules were changed for the uniforms. It’s either a rule or it’s not.

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  6. Jennifer

    My butt is like a sadder version of that. But (no pun intended) what works for me is leg lifts and donkey kicks. I use weights on my legs and sometimes have my daughter sit on me and do the bridges. Maybe I should start working out again … (Stopping by from the SITS Girls Sharefest)

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    1. Carla Post author

      I don’t feel the need to push myself when I workout. I just do what I need to do and try to keep things in check. I was torn about the donkey kicks. I ultimately decided to keep t hem out of this post but they are very good.

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