Challenge yourself this August and sculpt your butt in just 30 days.

This 30-Day butt challenge is divided into six 5-day sequences: (1) floor exercises, (2) squats, (3) ballet-inspired moves, (4) lunges, (5) lateral moves, and (6) explosive exercises. The first day of each sequence, you’ll only do one exercise. The second day, you’ll do exercises from Day 1 and Day 2. On Day 3, you’ll do the exercises from Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3. So by Day 5, you’re doing five exercises. Then, you’ll start the next sequence the same way. You are allowed to have a rest day.

Here is your plan for the 30-day butt challenge:


Day #1

Shoulder Bridge to Single-Leg Bridge

Lye on your back with feet planted flat on the floor and thrust hips into air. Do 25 thrusts. Lift one leg in the air; do 25 more reps. Then, repeat with the other leg.

Day #2

Kneeling Back Kick to Swimming

Kneel on all fours and kick one leg straight behind you. Do 25 reps on each side. Lye facedown, lift arms and legs off the floor. Move your arms and legs in a flutter-like motion for 8 to 10 breaths.

Day #3

Kneeling Back Kick to Side-Lift

Kneel on all fours and kick one leg straight behind you. Bring back to center, then lift one leg out to the side, hinging from the hips. Do 25 reps on each side.

Day #4

Kneeling Roundhouse Kicks

Kneel on all fours and do a roundhouse kick out to the side. Do 25 reps on each side.

Day #5

Kneeling Leg Lift to Isometric Diagonal Hold

Kneel on all fours and lift one leg up to the ceiling, keeping it straight and bending your arms. Pulse leg up and down for 25 reps. On the 25th rep, lower chest to floor, leg in the air. Hold for 30 seconds.


Day #6

Squat with a Diagonal Reach

Start with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Bring your hands to your left foot as you perform a squat. Rising from squat position, reach arms up to the sky on your right side. Do 25 reps on each side.

Day #7

Squat to Back Leg Lift

Perform a squat, lifting your leg out behind you on your way back up. Switch legs with every rep. Do 2 sets of 30 reps.

Day #8

Squat Jumps

Starting in squat position, bring fingertips to the floor. Jump up, reaching hands to the sky. Do 3 sets of 25 reps.

Day #9

Squat Side Taps

Remaining in squat position, tap one leg out to the side and bring back to center. Do 25 reps on each side.

Day #10

Squat Lateral Shuffle

Starting in squat position, shuffle 3 times to the right and touch the ground. Shuffle 3 times to the left and touch the ground. That’s 1 rep. Do 3 sets of 10.


Day #11

Bent Squat

Perform a squat with feet wide apart, toes turned out, heels down. Do 25 reps.

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