Besides scoring a slammin’ six-pack and super toned arms, one of your main objectives when you hit the gym is probably to sculpt a butt that just won’t quit—and we’re right there with you. But if you’ve been squatting and lunging your heart out to get there, you might be neglecting some of the key muscles that make a perky, round, Sir Mix-a-Lot song-worthy booty.

The workout: Complete the recommended number of reps for each move below.
Check out the whole butt-blasting workout in the pinable graphic below, then scroll down the page for a breakdown of each move.

So if you truly want to boost your bum, you’ve got to try these moves  to tone and lift your bum from every angle.

 

1. Skater Squat

How to:

  • Stand on your right leg (A), then bend your right knee to lower your body until your thigh is nearly parallel to the floor (B).
  • Make it more challenging by slowly lowering until your left knee touches the floor.
  • Stand and repeat for six to 12 reps, then switch sides.

2. Glute Bridge

How to:

  • Stand on your right leg (A), then bend your right knee to lower your body until your thigh is nearly parallel to the floor (B).
  • Make it more challenging by slowly lowering until your left knee touches the floor.
  • Stand and repeat for six to 12 reps, then switch sides.

3. Single-leg Dumbbell Deadlift

How to:

  • Holding dumbbells (10 to 25 pounds) at your sides, stand with knees slightly bent (A).
  • Bend forward and raise your right leg behind you (keep hips pointed down and back flat) (B).
  • Return to start.
  • Do 10 to 15 reps on each side.