When you’re pregnant you may wonder what exercises you can do to tone your buttocks.  Try these simple exercises below to firm and tone your buttocks and upper thighs.  You can continue to do these exercises after you have your baby too!

Exercise one: Straight leg lift–Stand facing the back of a chair with your feet shoulder width a part approximately 2 feet away from the chair.  While holding onto the back of the chair extend your left leg straight back so your toe is touching the ground.  While you lift your left leg tighten your buttocks.  Keep your hips forward so you feel the muscles contracting in your low back and buttocks.  Repeat the lift 10-15 reps and switch sides. 

Exercise two: Hamstring Curl–On the next set bring your left heal towards your buttocks.  As you bring your heal towards your buttocks tighten your hamstring muscles (i.e. the back of your thigh) and buttocks.  Repeat the hamstring curl 10-15 reps, and then repeat on the other leg. 

Work up to 3 sets of straight leg lifts and hamstring curls.  Alternate each set with straight leg lifts and hamstring curls.