Tips to boost your backside

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Glamour Magazine called 2014 the year of the booty. Now, many women are working hard to boost their own backsides.

Michelle Rogers started toning her glutes and thighs 20 years ago.

"I literally work on my booty, legs, lower body every single day. For me, the booty was never not back. It's what I've known all along," Rogers said.

While Rogers says her derriere has always been trendy, renowned talent scout Page Parkes says fashion has just recently caught up.

"This year it's all about the bass, in fashion and in music. And that simply means that a good, fit booty on a healthy girl can fill out a pair of jeans," Parkes said.

Leggings, skinny jeans, and pencil skirts are a toned butt's best friend, but Rogers says the key is a fit waist to go along with the tight tush.

"My clothing of choice accentuates the waistline because then it accentuates the booty," Rogers said.

Personal trainer Hilary Hall says to get on the booty bandwagon, don't be afraid to lift weights.

"You can do a lot of things with your own body weight, but you're going to reach a plateau, so don't be afraid to go heavy," Hall said.

To improve the appearance of cellulite on your bum and thighs, Hall says to avoid the sugar and alcohol and drink plenty of water.

She suggests doing 30 minutes of cardio four times each week to maintain muscle.

"Don't overdo cardio. People want to run all day long, but that's going to run the muscle off," Hall said.

A few exercises she suggests:

One-legged lunge with a dumbbell
"We are going to lean down, as if you're reaching down toward your shoe laces. That's really going ot put the emphasis on the glute," Hall said.

Side lunge into a curtsey
This works different angles of both glutes

Sumo squat step-touch
"As you go down and squeeze up, you're working the outer, lower part of your glutes," Hall said.

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