No Equipment Necessary: Lying Butt Lifts

Some of my favorite exercises are those that you can do anywhere, anytime, and without any extra equipment. This lying butt lift (aka lying butt bridge) is a fabulous way to work your booty and hamstrings, despite the fact that many people feel uncomfortable doing this move in a crowded gym. Here's how you do it:

  • Lie flat on your back on a mat with your knees bent and your arms at your sides. Feet should be hip distance apart.
  • Slowly raise your pelvis up toward the ceiling to a point where your body will be at a about a 40-45 degree angle relative to the floor.
  • At the top of the movement, be sure to really flex your butt for one second — try and make it a long second.
  • Now slowly return to the start position to complete one.
  • Do three sets of 12-15.

Fit's Tip: For a bigger burn, flex your butt for 5 seconds at the top of each move.

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