Top 8 Exercises to firm a saggy butt…

February is a time when everyone is promoting something… American Heart Month, Black History Month, Termite Awareness month…

I, myself proclaim February as National Saggy Butt Awareness Month.

This is the time of year when half of America is bracing from the cold arctic winds that cause most people to put layers and layers of clothing on. But just because you hide your body doesn’t mean you should forget about toning your body parts.

Hey, if you have a fat, saggy, pockmarked butt…so what!

You can fix that…

Making time for yourself to exercise is the first step towards maintaining and improving your figure.

So, if you want a sexy rear view and have legs that look great, here’s some plyometric exercises that will help burn calories and build lean muscles quickly.

Try this for two weeks. Do the workout three times per week. Start with one set of 10 reps of each exercise , then add an additional set of each exercise until you can do three sets of 10 reps. And always remember to consult your physician first before starting any exercise program and thoroughly stretch after your workout.

  1. Clock Lunge
  2. Step Up With Knee Raise  
  3. Split Squat Jumps
  4. Lateral Lunge 
  5. “Prisoner” Squat Jumps
  6. Wood Chops 
  7. Power Skips 
  8. Stretch
  • Exercise 1

Clock Lunge

Step 1: Stand straight with feet and legs together, hands on hips. Lunge forward with left foot sinking down until your left knee is bent to 90 degrees, then push back to standing. Step 2: Perform a side lunge by planting left foot out to your left side, then push back to standing. Step 3: Extend left leg behind you and lower yourself into a reverse lunge, then push back to standing.
Repeat: Perform the drill with right leg; continue alternating legs for the desired amount of repetitions.

  • Exercise 2

Step Up With Knee Raise

Step 1: Place one foot on a 12- to 24-inch-high step. Step 2: Bring the opposite leg forward and up while bending that knee until the thigh is parallel to the floor. Step 3: Lower that leg back to starting position.

Repeat: Continue to do the same movement using the other leg.

  • Exercise 3

Split Squat Jumps

Step 1: Start with both feet shoulder width apart.  Step 2: Lunge forward with one foot. Step 3: Jump straight up and switch legs to land with the other foot forward.   Step 4: Land in a lunge position.

Repeat: Continue switching legs in midair until the desired repetitions are completed.

  • Exercise 4

Lateral Lunge

Step 1: Step to the left with your left foot, keeping your toes pointed forward and your feet flat.  Step 2: Squat through your right hip, while keeping your left leg straight.  Step 3: Squat as low as possible while still allowing your torso to remain upright (do not bend forward). Step 4: Push back to the starting position.

Repeat: Complete the same movement with the other leg

  • Exercise 5

“Prisoner” Squat Jumps

Step 1: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, hands interlocked behind your head, elbows spread wide and pressing your head back into your hands.  Step 2: Squat Down until your knees are bent at 90 degrees (or until your upper torso starts to bend forward).  Step 3: Immediately press your heels through the floor and jump upward as high as you can. Step 4: Land gently and bend your knees (to absorb the initial jolt) and slowly sink back into the squat position.

Repeat: Continue until desired repetitions are completed.

  • Exercise 6

Wood Chops

Step 1: Grab an 8- to 10-pound object (medicine ball/dumbbell) with both hands and stand should-width apart.  Step2: let the object hang naturally in front of your thighs.  Step 3: Squat down until your knees are about 90 degrees.  Step 4: Keeping your arms straight, brace the upper abs and press up with your legs while swinging the object up until it’s directly overhead.  Step 5: Lower the object back toward the floor.

Repeat: Continue until desired repetitions are completed.

  • Exercise 7

Power Skips

Step 1: Starting the movement with your right leg, skip as high as possibly by raising your right knee to hip height and extending your left arm straight overhead. Step 2: Your left leg should remain straight throughout the jump. Step 3: Land on the ball of your left foot.

Repeat: Continue this skipping motion with your opposite leg and arm

  • Exercise 8

Stretch

It’s very important to stretch all of the muscles in your legs in order to ensure full range of motion, alleviate pain and soreness and reduce the risk of injury. Stretching can also improve posture, mechanical efficiency and overall functional performance.

So there you have it…

8 killer ways to rid yourself of that saggy butt . Don’t you think it’s time to start making heads turn in admiration?