It's becoming more desirable to have a bigger butt. According to a poll taken by NYDailyNews.com, the perfect female body would have Michelle Obama's arms, Jessica Alba's flat abs, and Jennifer Lopez's lean legs and "bubble butt." More women are seeking out plastic surgeons for butt augmentation, reports Cosmeticsurgery.com. But if you want a bigger butt, you may be able to do it naturally. You can do various exercises that can build the gluteal muscles. These exercises need no equipment or weights and you can do them in the comfort of your home.
Do squats. Move your feet shoulder-width distance apart to start. Squat down by lowering your butt down and back as though you were about to sit in a chair. Keep your chest facing forward and don't allow your knees to pass your toes as you squat down.
Do forward lunges. Stand with your feet slightly apart to start. Step forward with your right leg and shift your hips forward and down so that the thigh of your right leg is parallel to the floor and the knee of your right leg is directly over your ankle. Also, draw your left knee down toward the floor so that your left shin is parallel to the floor. To return to your starting position, spring your right leg up from the lunge by pushing through your leg and foot and placing it next to your left foot.
Perform bent-knee hip extensions. Get down on your hands and knees to start. Place your hands directly under your shoulders and your knees directly under your hips. Keep your back straight by tightening your core. Lift your right foot and leg up behind you, without straightening your knee, until your right thigh is parallel to the floor. Slowly lower back down. Repeat with the other leg.
Lie on your back with your arms lying flat on the floor along your sides to begin glute bridges. Bend your knees so that you can put your feet flat on the floor. Tighten your butt as your slowly lift your hips until you have formed a straight line from your knees through your hips and to your shoulders. Hold for a few second and slowly lower back down.
Stretch your arms out in front of you and legs out behind you, lying on your stomach, to perform supermans. Tighten your core as you lift your upper torso, including your straight arms and hips, including straight legs up into the air. Hold and slowly lower back down.
Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor to stretch the gluteal muscles. Cross your right ankle over your left knee. Lift your left knee, with your ankle still crossed, and gently pull your left knee and right ankle into your chest until you feel a stretch in your right gluteal muscles. Hold for at least 20 seconds and repeat with the other leg. Stretch after each workout session.
Do one to three sets of eight to 12 repetitions of each exercise. For the exercises that include doing exercises on the right and left legs separately, do eight to 12 repetitions on each leg.