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How to get that Kardashian booty

Mix and match these moves every day to keep those curves in line

By Ridhima Sapre  February 4th, 2015

You can have the lovely lady lumps you crave, but be prepared to put in your sweat and blood. These exercises will help you shape up.

Loaded Lunges
These are the go-to for a perky posterior. Hold a couple of light weights with your hands to the sides. Start with stepping out with your right leg in front of your left, and bend your left knee as you lunge towards the ground, making sure your right knee (which also bends) doesn’t overshoot your toes. Repeat with the left leg. Aim for 8-10 reps for each leg.

These are great for your core and glutes. Lay down on a mat with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, arms to the side. Your feet should be comfortably close to your butt. Inhale, and on the exhale, keeping your torso flat, lift your hips and buttocks off the ground, so that your body is straight from your shoulders to your lower back. Gently lower your hips till slightly above the floor without touching it, and rise again. Repeat 10 times.

Plié Squats
This ballet-inspired move is great for your entire upper leg and butt. Stand with your feet a little more than shoulder-width apart and turned outwards, at a 45 degree angle. Squat down, making sure that your knee is aligned with your ankle. Come back up, keeping your weight on the heels. Hold a kettlebell to make the move more intense. Repeat 10 times.

Sun Salutations
These are great for overall fitness and work those thigh muscles and glutes, helping tone them. Five daily, along with a couple of the other moves, will make for a perfect booty routine. Check out this tutorial by Ashtanga Yoga guru, Deepika Mehta.

Photograph: Broomfield Lee