Getting your butt and hips into shape means clothing that fits better which contributes to an overall increase in your self-esteem. In order for exercises that help shape up the butt and hips to work you must coordinate them with a healthy diet and fat-burning aerobic exercise like running or biking. The muscles of the butt and hip need time to recover just like other muscles so give them a day or two of rest in between workouts.
Dead Bar Lift
An easy exercise for the buttocks that can be accomplished just about anywhere begins with your standing with your feet hip-width apart. Your knees should be straight, but not locked. Grasp a bar with an overhand grip so that your hands are just slightly wider apart than your shoulders. Hang your arms straight in front of the thighs. Tighten your ab muscles as you bend forward at the hips. Lower yourself until you begin to feel a tightness in your hamstrings. As you raise back to the starting position, contract the muscles in your buttocks.
This combination of exercises gives your butt a workout as well as your calves and biceps. Begin by standing with your feet hip-width apart while you hold a dumbbell in each hand with your arms down by your side. Tighten your ab muscles and bend your knees so that your thighs are parallel to the floor. Then straighten to a standing position before doing a toe raise while your curl your dumbbells up to your shoulders.
Side Leg Lift Extension
This exercise can be done anywhere you’ve got room to stretch out on your side. Successfully completing this exercise gives a workout to your butt, upper hips, hamstrings, quadriceps and even your stomach muscles. Lie on your side and prop yourself up with your elbow. Place your other hand on the floor in front of you. Suck in your ab muscles as you leg up. Begin with you knee slightly bent and then slowly straighten out the leg after you have raised it. Keep the leg out straight and then slowly bend your need back before lowering it. After you get good enough where this becomes easy, try doing it with a light ankle weight attached.
Lunge and Bend
One of the best exercises for the butt is the simple lunge. You begin with your feet hip-width apart while holding dumbbells in each hand. Let your arms hand down by your sides. Step forward with one leg while your bend at the knee with your hind leg. Step back into the starting position, but before lunging with your other leg you first bend sideways at the waist. Repeat the lung with the opposite foot and when you get back bend at the waist to the opposite side. This exercise works your buttocks, hamstrings, calves and hips.