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Firm Up Your Tush with Glute Leg Raises

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If you're looking for a way to tone your glutes, this is the exercise for you. In combination with a regular cardio routine and a healthy diet, the Glute Leg Raise is a fantastic exercise to help firm up and strengthen your tush. No equipment necessary!

Step by Step:

1. Start with your hands and knees on the floor. Hands are directly underneath your shoulders and your knees are underneath your hips. (Image 1)

2. Extend your right leg out to the side, big toe on the floor. Depending on the flexibility of your hips, you may need to adjust the placement of your foot. (Image 2)

3. While keeping your leg as straight as possible, lift your foot 6-12 inches off the floor and then lower your foot back to the floor. (Image 3) Adjust the placement of your foot if you have any discomfort in your hip.


Start out with a small number of repetitions and then switch to the other leg for an equal number of reps. Continue to increase your reps as your glutes get stronger and you'll be on your way to that toned tush you've always wanted!

Photos by: Andie Baker.

Katy Moeggenberg owns, manages, and instructs at both the Blue Ash Shaolin-Do and Anaya Belly Dance in Cincinnati, Ohio. She's a Kung Fu black belt (4th degree), professional dancer and choreographer, runner, and Yogi. She has enabled a variety of goals for her clients to come true-fine tuning professional dancers' routines, honing martial artists' skills for complex competitions, and empowering clients to lose as much as 100 pounds. She performs dance and Kung Fu over 50 times a year across national venues. In addition, her teaching has been featured and sought after at national dance conventions and NFL cheerleader training camps. Learn more about Katy at

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