The Best Glute Exercises
Hey, ladies! Everyone wants a round peach on their back side, but did you know that squats are not enough? Most of the time when we are trying to grow that booty, we think of squats, deadlifts, and lunges. But these aren’t the best glute exercises you can do.
Squats are actually a compound movement, which means you are working multiple muscles at the same time. Although your glute muscles may be involved, your leg muscles are the primary muscles being used. So, if you really want to grow that butt, you need to be incorporating exercises that specifically target your butt.
I wanted to share some of the best exercises that really isolate the glutes. These moves will help you build your butt without growing your legs.
Weighted Glute Bridge
This exercise is awesome for people who sit at a desk all day. Not only does this move help sculpt your glutes, but it also helps minimize low back pain. Think of the muscles and joints of your body as spider webs connected together. If you have strong glutes, you will have improved flexibility of the hips.The added resistance will make your glutes and hamstrings work even harder.
Glute Frog Ups
This variation of the glute bridge (placing the soles of your feet together) will not only help strengthen your glutes but help target your inner thighs. And since your feet are in an awkward position, your core is working even harder.
The great thing is that you don’t need any experience for this functional movement. You can make the position more comfortable by placing a mat under your knees and hands. Donkey kicks can also help everyday activities easier to do without fatigue.
This lunge variation will target more of your glutes and inner and outer thighs. You’ll feel the tension in the quads, butt, and sides of the booty. This doesn’t have to be a huge movement, just make sure that leg is behind you and keep that core engaged the whole time. You can make this even harder by adding dumbbells or resistance bands.
This simple, but effective move will help strengthen your glutes and increase hip mobility. The glutes are fired up by moving your leg away from the midline of the body. Athletes also use this exercise to improve their performance.
Sumo Squat With Pulse
The small change in foot position places greater emphasis on the glutes and inner thighs. Pointing your toes toward the sides will target your butt more than pointing your toes forward. The added pulses will also create added tension in your glute muscles.
In my opinion, if you trying to build a booty, you need to be doing some type of plyometrics. Not only will you feel a burn in your booty, but you will be burning more calories. Balance and stability are something you should be aiming to improve every day. Step ups are also a great way to improve balance and coordination.
What do you think are the best glute exercises?
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