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Best Butt Exercises


Updated June 10, 2014

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Step Ups
Best Butt Exercises
Paige Waehner
Step Ups are one of those exercises that seem like a good idea, but you're never exactly sure if you're doing anything. Worry no more because Step Ups really do work the glutes and the hamstrings. The trick is to make sure you're stepping up onto a platform that's high enough to really activate those muscle fibers, about 15 inches high should be good. Holding dumbbells can add some intensity to the movement.

How to:

  1. Stand behind a 15-inch platform or step, weights in hand.
  2. Place the right foot on the step, transfer the weight to the heel and push into the heel to come onto the step.
  3. Concentrate on only using the right leg, keeping the left leg active only for balance.
  4. Slowly step back down and repeat all reps on the right leg before switching to the left.
  5. Perform 1 to 3 sets of 10 to 16 reps according to your fitness level and goals.
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