Tighten and tone your tush with these 3 tips


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Let’s face it, side-butt is the new side-boob. Celebs have been flaunting their perky derrières all over the red carpet. Here are my top three moves to tighten and tone your gluteus medius so you, too, can boast an enviable butt.


Sumo lunge with side kicks (DK signature move)

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  1. Stand in a "sumo" position with your feet slightly wider than hip width, knees bent, and your body weight in your heels.
  2. Take a large step sideways with your right leg, bringing your right knee in toward your chest and then over to the right in one continuous motion.
  3. As soon as your right foot touches the ground, bring your knee back into your chest and complete a side kick, kicking your right heel out to the side into the stomach of an imaginary opponent (or jaw, if that imaginary person is height-compromised).
  4. Lower your right leg to the floor into the sumo position. Squat down while sticking your butt out. Keep your knees just above (not in front of) your toes.
  5. Spring up while thrusting your arms overhead. Land on your heels, rolling forward onto your toes. Repeat with a sumo lunge and side kick with your left leg and another frog jump. Continue alternating right to left until you have completed 10 lunges on each side and 20 frog jumps.


Platypus walks (DK signature move)

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  1. Grab a medicine ball with both hands and extend your arms overhead. Squat in a sitting position with your knees aligned with your toes and your butt sticking back as far as you can get it.
  2. Keep your core tight as you walk forward, pushing off through each heel. If you perform the move correctly, your butt and inner thighs will be on fire. Walk across the room in one direction and then reverse and walk backward. If your room is small, repeat crossing the room one time.


Bent leg deadlifts

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  1. Holding a body bar, dumbbells, medicine ball, or even a broomstick in a pinch, stand with your legs shoulder-width apart.
  2. Bend forward, hinging at the waist. Keep your knees soft and back flat. Come back to starting position.
  3. Make it easier: If you're feeling shaky, hold the back of a chair or the edge of a table for balance.
  4. Make it harder: If you're feeling great, try lifting your alternate leg as you go down.


Fitness and wellness expert David Kirsch transforms bodies — and lives — with his signature combination of mind-body conditioning, multitasking workouts and smart nutrition. His philosophy is predicated on not just losing pounds, but burning and losing body fat. He has written five books and put out five fitness DVDs. Check out the complete David Kirsch lifestyle, with expert tips, supplements, workout gear and more at DavidKirschWellness.com.