If you didn't already know, sitting down for extended periods of time is bad for your muscles. Over time, extended periods of sitting will cause your hip flexor muscles to tighten and eventually turn off your glutes, leaving you with a case of dormant butt syndrome.

Opting for a standing desk and taking breaks from working to move around are great options to begin to correct your dormant butt. On top of that, diligently working toward strengthening your gluteal muscles will keep them turned on throughout your day. To make sure your butt muscles are firing properly, we've rounded up our favorite booty strengthening and toning exercises for you to do.

Choose three exercises from the list ahead and complete two to three sets of 10 to 12 reps for each exercise. Try to do these exercises three times a week to prevent dormant butt syndrome and build your booty. These moves should be used as an extension to your warmup, and always done before lower-body workouts. If you're an overachiever, feel free to use these moves as a quick booty workout.