Home > Fitness > Exercise Updated 30 September 2014 3 exercises for a firm bum Check out these three videos illustrating the best exercises you can do to help tone and tighten your rear-end. 0 iStock Related 5 moves for a sexy bum 4 exercises for amazing abs The 6-minute workout Back exercises on all 4's 10 minute bikini-ready workout Why you need strength to run Whether you want to tone your bum or trim it down a little, these three exercises will help strengthen the muscles in and around your rear end to make it stronger and leaner in no time. The squat is one of the best exercises you can do, not only will it help tone your bum but it's a very functional movement that, if done right, will help you in everyday life too. This video illustrates squats with a barbell, but you can do them without any weights too. If you're just starting out, use a ball against a wall for a ball squat to support you and get you into the right position. Place the ball in the small of your back with your legs hip-distance apart and slowly lower down. Lunges are another great lower-body exercise that work not only your bum, but also your quadriceps muscles too. This video illustrates ball lunges using a ball against a wall but you can also do them free-standing and when you're comfortable with that you could even add in some weights. More in Fitness WATCH: Keeping fit doesn't need to cost a cent More: FitnessExercise advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Innovative hearing aids can now interact online Second Healthcare Innovation Summit set for Johannesburg Salomon introduces Speedcross 4 Live healthier Nutrition crisis! » Good nutrition on the job will give you the edge Nutrition labels on food encourage healthy choices Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/Aids was 15 years ago Many people in a large number of low and middle income countries now experience a 'double burden' of malnutrition. E-cigarettes less risky? » E-cigarettes not an acceptable alternative to most smokers UK health officials endorse e-cigarettes E-cigarettes less of a cancer risk than regular smokes A study indicates that smokers who switch to e-cigarettes reduce their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.