Squats and lunges are great, but they’re by no means the only exercises you can do to lift and tone your butt. In fact, anyone who has ever done a 30-minute squat routine will tell you it takes a toll on your joints and can actually hinder your progress toward a perky posterior. Instead, why not mix things up with a variety of low-impact exercises (yes, squats included!) all targeted at building your gluteal muscles and strengthening your lower back and derriere.
Here’s a short but effective workout you can do in less than five minutes that will help target your glutes from every angle. To do the workout, perform 15 reps of each move (or if you’re working one leg at a time, do 15 reps per leg before moving on to the next exercise) with a 5-second rest in between. You will feel the burn, but I promise you’ll love what it does for your backside.11