09/28/2014 03:03 pm ET Updated Nov 26, 2014

Moves Guaranteed to Get You Your Best Butt Ever

Contrary to popular belief, your abs aren't the only group of muscles that have a major effect on total body strength and power. Your glutes are among the strongest muslces in your body and they play a huge role in overall fitness, too. Yet, despite their importance, they are often overlooked and under-trained.

The butt is a powerful tool. The muscles in our backsides help with everything from climbing stairs to running marathons and that's just the beginning. Our gluteal muscles--The gluteus maximus, medius and minimus--are three of the most critical muscles that keep humans standing upright. Without those muscles, we wouldn't be able to walk or maintain balance--and heavy lifting, forget about it.

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It is imperative, then, that we make an effort to strengthen and fortify these muscles. If total body fitness and proficiency at everyday tasks isn't enough motivation, these 9 exercises will tone your behind and have your butt looking better than ever. How's that for incentive?

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-Diana Gerstacker, The Active Times

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