Trainer Christina Friedman loves a classic squat to work the glutes. “The secret is to squat low, where your thighs go past parallel to the ground,” she says. Hold weights in both hands for added intensity.
To try Mel Austria’s go-to, stand in front of a chair or couch. In a lunge, lift your back leg, and rest the top of your foot on the elevated surface. Stay upright as you lunge down with your weight on your front leg, then lift back up. Add weights for an extra burn.
This squat variation also works the abductors, says Kimbrough. In a squat with a resistance band around your legs, lift your left foot, and take a wide step left. Move right foot so feet are hip-width apart again. Walk to one side then switch to the other.
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D'Agnese recommends this move to target your core and glutes all at once. From a plank — with your abs pulled in and back straight — lift one leg and pulse the heel to the ceiling. Switch sides.
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Hill says mountain climbers target the entire body and count as cardio. Start in a plank with hands shoulder-width apart. Pull right knee to chest, then pull left knee to chest. Keep your back flat and neck neutral as you alternate as quickly as possible.