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Do you still fantasize about your 15-year-old butt? If things have gone south (literally!) since high school, you can rest assured there's an easier way to reclaim your perky backside than wrestling that old cheerleader uniform out of storage.
So put down your pom-poms, pull on your favorite pair of sneakers, and get ready to defy gravity. These three butt blasters from Hollywood's hottest celebrity trainers will whip your tush into shape faster than you can say, "Go, team, go!"
Trainer: Ashley Borden Notable Client: Natasha Bedingfield
Favorite Move: Put a medium-resistance miniband around the top of your knees. If you don't have a miniband, just be sure to stay focused on the alignment of your knees and ankles throughout this move. Start laying on your back with your hands palms up along your sides, knees bent, looking toward your knees (top). Draw your belly button in. Squeeze your glutes and press hips up into a bridge position where you can see your pubic bone without moving your arms (bottom). Hold for a one-one-thousand second count. Count and bring your body back down to the start position. Repeat 20 times with a medium tempo.
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Trainer: Fred DeVito Notable Clients: LeAnn Rimes and Kyra Sedgwick
Favorite Move: Face a barre (you could use a countertop, high table, high-back chair, or prop, as shown below) and fold at your waist, touching your hands to the barre. Standing with your feet under your hips, lift the left leg with a straight knee to the height of your hip. Keep your standing knee slightly bent, abdominal muscles pulled in, working leg straight. Lift the working leg up for 20 pulses, trying to keep the working leg at hip height and parallel to the floor. On the second set, touch the toe to the floor and lift your leg hip high 10 times. On the third set, repeat like the first set (20 small lifts at hip height). Repeat on the other side.
Trainer: Derek DeGrazio Notable Clients: Britney Spears and Christina Applegate
Favorite Move: Position one leg behind your body on a slightly elevated surface like a bench or chair while balancing on your opposite standing leg. Clasp your hands in front of your chest. Bend the elevated leg in a lunge position behind you. Keeping your shoulders over your bent knee, squat down until you feel the stretch in your hamstring (below) and hold for three seconds before returning to the starting position. Do 15 reps. Switch legs and repeat. Do three sets on each leg.