Certified fitness trainer Amanda Lee (@amandaeliselee) has over 1.5 million Instagram followers, and by the looks of it, she sure knows a thing or two about butts. The 29-year-old beauty used to weigh in at a mere 98 pounds in high school, so she began working out to sculpt her frame. "There's nothing wrong with being skinny, but I was really self-conscious about it — I didn't have my first boyfriend until I was 21," she says. "Working out completely changed my life and confidence." She began her Instagram account under two years ago, and she found that it increased her level of confidence even more. She even found herself getting her modeling moment in Playboy magazine. She now has fans who flock to her account simply to follow her many butt pics and numerous workout moves that have given her such a toned rear end. Amanda's butt isn't the only famous backside on Instagram, however. Jen Selter has 7.4 million followers and counting, and is known to have paved the way in the butt game. "I follow her, but everybody does," notes Amanda. Want a butt like Amanda's? Try out her signature workout and get all the tricks and tips from her below: Her Butt Tips: Get your heart rate up with HIIT workouts. "I don't do a lot of cardio because it's the most time-consuming," notes Amanda. She makes sure to workout for roughly 45 minutes a day for four to five times per week. "I'm obsessed with not losing weight. If I look at the scale and it goes up, I get excited I gained 2 pounds," she says. She likes to switch up her moves to ensure she gets in her cardio as well as her strength training without getting bored or plateauing. "Variety is even more important than working out regularly," she says. "Try to change it up every time you work out: Instead of doing a regular squat, do it while standing on a BOSU ball, or do a walking lunge, elevated lunge with one leg on step, or a side lunge." Stay focused. "So many people go through the motions and don't see results because they don't connect the mind and the body to really feel the exercise," Amanda notes. "You can't go through the motions — you really have to squeeze your butt and engage your abs to benefit." Make sure to push through your heels while you're doing squats. This will make your butt burn. Wear flattering clothing. "Thin fabrics show off your curves, but compression gear sucks it all in," says Amanda. She likes Nike leggings. Pull up your pants. This makes the waist look smaller and puts more emphasis on the butt. Take a photo of yourself at a low angle. Though most of Amanda's photos are taken by her mother, she directs her mother to get low. "We take maybe 50 photos before posting one. With video, it takes about 10 different tries to get the angle right." Tilting the mirror upward while snapping an image will also highlight your curves. Check out Amanda's butt sculpting workout below. "The hamstrings are the most important part of lifting your butt," Amanda notes.
1. Squat With Side Leg RaiseTip: Make sure your feet are shoulder-width apart, that your feet are facing forward, and when you bend your knees to go into the squat, make sure your shoulders are over your hips. Complete 25 reps on each side of this workout. Want a challenge? Hold a 9- to 15-pound weighted bar on your shoulders and complete 10 to 12 reps.
2. Swaying BridgeTip: Don't touch the floor when you alternate between raising each hip. Complete 25 reps. Want a challenge? Hold a 9- to 15-pound weighted bar on your shoulders and complete 10 to 12 reps.
3. Squat Pulse
Tip: Make sure your feet are shoulders-width apart and that your feet are facing forward. Once you squat, rise up roughy three inches and then sink back down. This is one rep. Keep pulsing for 25 reps. For a challenge, hold one 8- to 12-pound dumbbells in each hand.