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Denise Austin Shares 3 Simple Exercises to "Lift and Tighten Your Booty"

Here are the exercises and why they are important.
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Do you want a great booty? You are going to have to work out for it, says Denise Austin. The fitness pro, 67, has been training clients for several decades and has the body of a woman half her age, so clearly she knows a thing or two about glute work. In a new social media post she shares a few of her go-to exercises to achieve her perky booty.  "Look great from behind!! Give these three squat variations a try," she writes in the Instagram post. "Here are three variations of a squat," she says in the clip, "to lift and tighten your booty." 

Squat with Leg Left

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The first one is a "squat with a leg lift," she says. "This is a great way to reshape your bottom half. Squeeze your buttocks! Look great from behind!"  In the caption she adds that "this works your legs and will really lift the booty!"

Side Squat

Photo of attractive concentrated woman 20s in tracksuit squatting near sport mat during workout on boardwalk at seaside

The second exercise is a side squat. "Move to the side and up. Work those legs and tone your booty," she says. "This one is great for what we call saddlebags, they will help to reshape your outer thighs," she adds in the caption.

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Plié Squat

Girl stretching trainer shows plie squat exercise to strengthen the gluteal muscles in a light fitness studio with large mirrors.

The third is a Plié squat. "Works your inner and outer thighs," she says. "If you are over 50 and have knee issues, just go halfway," she continues, reminding to "squeeze that buttocks. If you don't squeeze it, no one else will!"

Why Squats Are Good

Female athlete doing squats holding a medicine ball standing on a rooftop. Woman doing workout using medicine ball with an agility ladder by her side on rooftop.

Squats in general are a great move to add to your routine with a "multitude of benefits," explains Kendra Gamble of HIT Fitness. They help "increase strength, size and power of quads (front part of legs), glutes (butt), hamstrings (back of legs), calves, adductors (inner thighs), tendons and ligaments, and lowers your chances of knee and ankle injuries."

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Studies Have Found They Are One of the Most Impactful Exercises

Leg burning exercise, using new EMS technology. A young attractive man in EMS clothes in the gym doing squats with his arms outstretched. Electrical muscle stimulation, strong movement

According to Harvard Health, squats "may be the most important exercise you do." A study published in 2017 in Annals of Internal Medicine found a direct correlation between time spent sitting and a higher risk of early death. One of the best exercises to counteract the damage of sitting for excessive periods of time? Squating. 

💪🔥Body Booster: Adding squats to your routine can make a huge difference. Try doing three sets of 10 during every workout session to build your booty.

Leah Groth
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