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6 Exercises to Give Your A*s a Face Lift

Today’s topic requires some time travel. We’re going back to 1995. I was a 12 year-old tomboy.  My priorities were the NY Knicks, covering my already developed C –cup boobs with sweatshirts, T’s and Jerseys, and playing sports.   Oh yea, and I had a pretty fierce crush on Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez from The Sandlot.


I was one of a few girls permitted to play pick up basketball with the boys in the schoolyard.  So there I am, ballin’ like Lebron (Ok maybe not) one afternoon when a classmate of mine, screams out in front of no less than 25-30 other kids, “Ay yo! Liz got a big ass.”


This would be the beginning of a major complex for me that would last through college.


Before Kim Kardashian made her way onto my sh*t list with her obnoxious Skechers commercial-I was actually a fan.  Why? For the same reason I love J. Lo.  They solved my complex.  Not only did it become OK to have a big ass-they brought tons of attention to the sexiness and desirability of a nicely shaped caboose.


Booties are in.  As I’ve lost a fair amount of weight since November, I’ve been extremely mindful not to loose my “healthy butt” (to quote booty expert, Sir Mix A Lot).  I get thank you’s from husbands and boyfriends everywhere for lifting, creating and shaping their women’s ass-ets and today I’m sharing 6 Exercises to tighten your tush.


The video below demonstrates 5 of the 6 exercises.  The 6th exercise is my favorite cardio for toned legs, particularly hamstrings-Inclined Treadmill Walking.

  • Set incline to 12-15
  • Set speed at 3.5-4.2 mph
  • Hold on if you have to, but the best workout is to not hold on.  You can also alternate periods of holding on and periods of not holding on until you work your way up to never holding on.
  • 20-30 mins of this is a solid leg workout any day.


Perform each exercise for 25 reps. If it’s a single leg exercise do 25 on each side.  Repeat the circuit 3-5x.

Be sure to leave your comments below, ask questions if you have any-and comeback after you try the workout to let me know how it went! (Disclaimer-don’t be mad at me if your booty is sore the next day or even 2 days after-you’ll love me when you can bounce a quarter off of it!)

6 Exercises to Give Your A*s a Face Lift
  • Erin Stutland

    My booty is getting tighter just watching the vid!!

    Wait, no it’s not. I’m off to the gym to put these bad boy moves into action! Thanks for the tips and mad thanks from my hips!

    Bottoms up! You rock, Liz!

    • Liz DiAlto

      Air-I love that you dropped a rhyme in your comment. let me know how it went!

  • Katherine

    Yes! I’m so excited for this– I was just thinking today that I need to start working my butt more! Love the video and tips 🙂

    La Petite Marmoset

    • Liz DiAlto

      It’s a crucial area-the plyos and extra leg strength would definitely have a positive impact on your running too, K!

  • helen brown

    I love the new website and Thanks for your tips! Have a great day!

    • Liz DiAlto

      Thanks Helen!

  • Nichole Kellerman

    LOL, Liz the title of this post is freakin awesome! I busted out laughing, and as always great info 🙂

    • Liz DiAlto

      Gotta get people to open up those emails! Thanks Nichole 🙂

  • Nathalie Lussier

    Ooh loving the Sir-mix-a-lot reference to healthy butts! 😉 This was such an entertaining post, and uber useful video! I had a trainer for a bit at a gym I used to go and a lot of the exercises required lots of equipment… this is perfect because I can do it all at home, woo!

    • Liz DiAlto

      The best workouts only require body weight and dumb bells. Fancy equipment is great-but not necessary to get in amazing shape. Thanks for the comment, Nath!

  • Karie Hill

    “Ay yo! Liz got a big ass.”

    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! That made me laugh rrreal loud.

    Thanks for showing us all the goods. I feel like you’re my own little personal trainer. Can’t wait to try some of those exercises.

    • Liz DiAlto

      It’s funny now-but it really wasn’t at the time. I left out the part where a few weeks later his friend came up to me in study hall, “You got some pretty big titties for a white girl.” Junior high school was rough on the self esteem. Cheers to growing up and getting over it!

      Btw love this line “I feel like you’re my own little personal trainer.” Reminds me of when I met you and you were expecting a much larger human. ha!

  • Heather

    “Ay yo!” You must have grown up in an eye-talian neighborhood huh? Ha! I love it. As someone who tied sweaters and sweatshirts around her waist for YEARS to cover up my big booty I totally know where you’re coming from. Going to add some of these to my routine today so I can keep it tight! Thanks!
    P.S. In 1995 I was wearing Knicks boxer shorts under my jeans to school.

    • Liz DiAlto

      Let’s not even talk about what I was wearing in 1995. Or the accidental haircut I gave myself. Here’s to getting better looking as we get older, ha. And tighter bodies, yes!

  • Rachel Luna

    Girl, you rock! I TOTALLY had a crush on “The Jet” too 😉 Keep up the great work. I had been looking for some new booty moves and then I got your email; perfect timing! xoxo Thanks again!

    • Liz DiAlto

      Let me know how it goes, thanks Rachel!