The Best 10-Minute Butt Workout This Celeb Swears By

Only have 10 minutes to exercise? Ayesha Curry has the perfect moves for one of the best butt workouts.

There’s no such thing as a quick fix when you want results from exercise and healthy eating to last. But you don’t need long, arduous workouts to get your butt in shape or to feel the health effects. (In fact, the least amount of exercise you need to live longer is probably less than you think.)

Celebrity, actress, and cookbook author Ayesha Curry knows a thing or two about time management. As a TV show host and mother of three, she values her time. So Curry paired up with Fitbit Premium to create a series of easy and quick exercise routines.

The following are her favorite lower-body moves of all time. Here’s one of the butt workouts that she swears by to work your glutes.

Ayesha CurryRobin L Marshall/Getty ImagesAyesha Curry’s butt workout

For a quick 10-minute burn, repeat this circuit once through. If you have time to spare and want a harder workout, repeat this circuit approximately three times for a 20-minute routine.

Ayesha Curry squatsCourtesy: Fitbit PremiumDo 20 squats

You need to know how to squat correctly to get the most out of this exercise.

How to squat: Start with your feet shoulder-width apart with your toes pointing forward and your back straight. Hinge as though you’re about to sit down in a chair. Keep your knees over your toes and stand back up to starting position.

Ayesha Curry curtsy lungeCourtesy: Fitbit PremiumDo 20 curtsy lunges

Any lunge variation is good for the butt, including one of Curry’s favorite moves. Plus, this move is also one of the best thigh exercises.

How to curtsy lunge: Start in the same position as the squat. Place the left leg behind the right by taking a large step backward. (You’re mimicking a curtsy, hence the name.) Repeat on the other leg.

Ayesha Curry fire hydrantCourtesy: Fitbit PremiumDo 10 to 20 fire hydrants

Dog owners might recognize the similarity between how a dog lifts their leg to go to the bathroom and this exercise move. Don’t let that comparison put you off this exercise. This move is one of the butt exercises that really work.

How to do a fire hydrant: Start on your hands and knees with your hands under your shoulders. Your hips should be above your knees. Keeping your leg at a bent 90-degree angle, lift your knee away from your body and return to the starting position. Repeat for 10 to 20 reps.

Do 20 kickbacks

If you’re looking for a fat-burning exercise, but hate running, this might be the move for you. At this point in the routine, your heart rate will be up.

How to do a kickback: Start in the same position as the fire hydrant. Extend your leg back and away from your body, squeeze the glute muscles, and hold for a second. Then return to the starting position and repeat.

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Emily DiNuzzo
Emily DiNuzzo is an associate editor at The Healthy and a former assistant staff writer at Reader's Digest. Her work has appeared online at the Food Network and Well + Good and in print at Westchester Magazine, and more. When she's not writing about food and health with a cuppa by her side, you can find her lifting heavy things at the gym, listening to murder mystery podcasts, and liking one too many astrology memes.