Butt Lift (Bridge)

Toning Exercises Video Series

The bridge butt lift is the first of many in the toning exercise fitness videos. This one really works your glutes.

The gluteus maximus, known as the glutes, is the large muscle in the buttocks.

Toning this muscle will help lift your bottom and tighten the butt.

You can do this with no equipment. However, if you want to add extra resistance you can use a band.

Just stretch the band across your belly holding both ends in your hands. This will give some resistance as you lift, taking this move up a notch.

To see all the toning exercises in the series, just use the next/previous buttons located below the video on each page.

This workout is just the first in a series of many toning exerices.

Exercise #1 - Bridge Butt Lift

Of all the toning exercises, this one works the rear end better than most.

Who wouldn’t want a butt lift (at least for those of us where gravity has become our enemy). 

Although this sounds like some fancy plastic surgery that only celebs can afford, it is a simple toning exercise.

Follow these instructions for this strength training exercise and lift your butt up off the you know what. 
  1. Lay down on your back with feet flat on the floor.

  2. Place your legs shoulder width apart and knees bent.

  3. Place your hands, palm side down, on either side of your body.  Pushing with your feet, squeeze your glutes (your butt muscle) and lift off the floor. 

  4. Hold the position for a count of five to ten seconds and release bringing your rear end back down to the floor.

  5. Repeat this 3 to 5 times to really tone your backend.  I call this one of my butt blaster toning exercises.
You can really feel this one in your backside so you know it's working.  For added resistance, you can place a resistance band across your waist holding it in each hand for resistance.  

Try holding your knees together while you do this and you will also be toning your thighs.

Watch this video to ensure you are doing this exercise correctly.

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