5 Butt-Lifting Exercises for a Killer Booty Workout

Is your booty looking more like a pancake than a peach emoji? There’s a way you can fix that! Building muscles in your glutes is exactly what will give you the butt-lift people pay money for. The more strength exercises you do that target growing those muscles, then the sooner you’ll reach peach-emoji-level. If that’s what you’re looking for, add some of these butt-lifting exercises for a killer booty workout into your weekly routine. You’ll start seeing results in no time!

Fire Hydrant

This exercise is going to become your best friend. It gives your glutes, outer thighs, and your core some serious sculpting. Get into a tabletop position with your knees directly under your hips and your hands under your shoulders. Keep both of your knees bent and lift one leg until the thigh is parallel to the floor. From there, you have the option to bring the leg back down or extend the lifted leg until it’s straight.

Beginners can start with about ten reps and then switch sides!

Donkey Kicks

Similarly, donkey kicks are another beloved exercise for growing that booty. This move fires up the gluteus maximus, which is the thickest muscle in your behind—it’s responsible for movement in the hip and thigh. Get into that same tabletop position as above, but rather than bringing your bent leg to the side, you press you leg up, pushing your foot toward the ceiling.

Make sure that you keep your stomach tucked in and keep your neck from shifting downward—good form is key!


Grab a pair of dumbbells, or whatever makeshift weights you have at home, and hold them in front of your thighs. Then stand with your feet hip-width apart and knees slightly bent. Hinge at the hips and bring your lower torso almost parallel to the floor. Pause, then return to standing. Make sure to keep your back straight, holding that natural arch—curved backs will put more strain and be less effective for booty building.

The Clam

Trying to improve your hip rotation? Well this butt-lifting exercise for a killer booty workout targets both bum and hips! It’s a wonderful move, especially if you’re sitting all day—you’ll feel the burn in no time. For this one, lay on your side with your knees bent, and press up onto your forearm (like a modified side plank). Engage your thighs, glutes, and abs and rotate your top leg open (with the knee bent). Your legs should form a diamond!

Repeat at least 10 reps per side, and feel your muscles grow!


Bring those dumbbells back over to get your legs pumping and heart racing. Using a box, bench, or step, place one foot on top; engage your core and drive through the ball of your feet to come up to standing. Lower back down until your foot touches the ground and then do about ten more reps. The higher the step up, the more work you’ll do on your glutes!

These are just a few of the very many different butt-targeted exercises you can do. Try different ones and decide which works better for you. Better yet, switch them up consistently so that you can build up all the different muscles. Want to know something even better than that? When you shop with Celestial Bodiez Collective, our booty scrunch style will make your bum look like peach perfection no matter what! Try out our booty scrunch joggers or leggings, and see what we can do for you!

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