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Here are some exercises to shape and firm your hips. Read about butt toning exercises.

Butt Toning Exercises

Nowadays people put many efforts to make themselves look good in order to develop their self-confidence. Having out-of-shape butts is a common problem, as people usually are dissatisfied with their unshapely butts. Most of the people complain of having either too small or too big butts. Especially women are more concerned about having butts in shape, because flabby as well as flat butts make their expensive dress look pathetic. This is mainly because fat deposits more on women's butt as compared to other areas of the body.

However, the good news is, everybody can keep their butts in shape by following Butt Toning Exercises. Better late than never, applies in this case too. There is nothing to worry, because there are some exercises to shape your hips and make your backside look attractive. However, the whole process requires patience. There are a number of exercises designed to give shape to your butts. If you perform these exercises regularly, you will have perfectly toned butts in no time.

Squats - Squats is one of the most effective exercises for butts, thighs, and hips. You require a chair for this exercise. Now stand with your feet hips-to shoulder-width apart. Now squat while keeping your back straight, abs tucked in and the knees behind the toes. Lightly touch your butt to the chair and squeeze the butts to stand back up and return to original position. Repeat this exercise for two to three sets with a repetition of eight to twelve. For the exercise to be more intense, you can perform it with weights.

Step Ups - Stand behind a 10-inch step. Keep the right foot on the step, transfer the weight to the heel, and push into the heel to come onto the step. Use the left leg only to balance; slowly step back down and repeat all repetitions on the right leg before switching to the left. Perform one to three sets of ten to sixteen reps. It works best for glutes.

One-Legged Dead Lifts - This exercise is best for butts, lower back and hamstrings. Move your left leg slightly backwards and rest it on your toe. Hold the weights in your hand in front of the thighs. While keeping your abs tucked in, back straight and shoulders back, you should tip from hips and lower weights to the floor as much you possibly can, depending on your flexibility. If you need to, bend knees slightly. To return to original position, push into heels. Perform one to three sets with a repetition of ten to sixteen each. Avoid this exercise, if you have a back problem.

Walking - This does not demand any fancy equipment or machine. It is an easy exercise, which not only tones your butts but other body parts as well. Just make sure to walk regularly.

Biking - Biking is not only great for heart, but also for almost all the muscles in butts, hips and thighs.

Isometric Contraction - It is also helpful in toning up Butt muscles. It calls for squeezing of butt muscles, holding the position for a minute and releasing them. By this way, the muscles are exercised without moving them. Do it thrice.