We all know that a killer bum is everything these days. But not knowing exactly what to do or even getting to the gym could be your issue. You may have a gym membership, but sometimes it’s just nice to do a kick-butt workout right at home.

Here are 5 booty builders that will definitely get that bum fired up – no weights needed, just a resistance band or water jug right from the fridge if you want an extra challenge.

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Sumo Squats – Using a Jug

Taking your legs out wide for the squat variations will make you feel it more in your inner thighs.

  • Stand with your feet wide, toes pointing out.
  • Bend your knees, lowering your hips deeply, so your thighs are parallel with the floor. Make sure to keep your weight back in your heels.
  • Then rise back up, straightening the legs completely and squeezing the glutes at the top of the movement to get the most from the exercise.
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Kickbacks

These really target the upper part of the glutes. No weight is needed. You can add your own type of weight/ankle weights if wanted.

  • Kneel on the floor and bend at the wrist with your arms extended in front of you in order to get into a new push-up position but with the arm spaced at the shoulder. Your head should be looking forward, with your knees bent to create a 90-degree angle between the hamstrings and the calves. This will be your starting position.
  • Lift up your left leg until the hamstrings are in line with the back while maintaining a 90-degree angle bend. Contract the glutes throughout this movement and hold the contraction at the top for a second. At the end of the movement, the upper leg should be parallel to the floor while the calf should be perpendicular to it. 
  • Alternate legs.
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Alternating Jumping Lunges

This exercise is great to really get your heart rate going.

  • Stand with your feet together and your knees soft.
  • Jump and come into a lunge with your left leg forward.
  • Push off with both feet, jumping them together, then hopping into a lunge with your right leg in front, alternating. 
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Single-Leg Hip Raises (Elevated)

Strengthening the glutes and erector spinae helps you keep your posture upright whether you’re standing or sitting throughout the day. Also tightens the abs. 

  • Lie on your back with your right knee bent and right foot elevated on a chair or couch. 
  • Raise your left leg so it’s in line with your right thigh.
  • Push your hips up, keeping your left leg elevated. 
  • Alternate legs. 
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Fire Hydrants 

Since the fire hydrant is a bodyweight exercise, you don’t need any special equipment which is the beauty of all of these exercises. You only need a resistance band if you want that extra resistance.

  • Start on your hands and knees. Place your shoulders above your hands and your hips above your knees. Tighten your core and look down.
  • Lift your leg away from your body at a 45-degree angle. Keep your knee at 90 degrees.
  • Switch legs.