"Deadlifts are a killer workout for your posterior chain, which includes your back, your booty, and your hamstrings (the muscles on the back of your thighs)," Molly told POPSUGAR. "I love to teach my clients deadlifts; not only do they firm up the backside of your body, but they use large muscle groups that will help you torch calories during and after your workout."
- Stand holding a medium-sized weight or set of dumbbells in front of your thighs, arms at your sides, with your knees slightly bent.
- Keeping your arms straight and your knees bent, slowly hinge forward at your hips.
- Lower the weights as far as possible without rounding your back. Keep the weights close to your legs, almost touching them. Look forward instead of at the ground, which can help you keep your back straight.
- Squeeze your glutes to slowly pull yourself up, making sure not to use your back or round your spine. Repeat for three sets of 12 reps.