Glute Building Exercises

5 Butt Exercises That Target Your Glutes Better Than Squats

Let’s be honest. It’s all about the backside.

Get your butt, glutes, backside, fanny, or behind, in shape. No matter what you call it, we have expert-approved butt workout moves you’ll love.

Every girl dreams of having the perfect toned glutes, and apparently, men do too. According to Cosmo Magazine, men find the butt one of the most desired body parts in a woman.

While it’s great to have slim legs and lean arms, what accentuates your date night look is your toned, lifted butt.

Whether you have a nearly perfect backside or saggy bottom that needs major lifting, these 5 butt exercises can lift, and shape your glutes.

You can do them at any fitness level, and they even work great as an emergency fix before your bikini reveals day.

5 Best Butt Exercises For Super-Toned Glues

1. Lunge 

How to Do It:

  1. Stan 3 feet behind a box or step. (hold a pair of dumbbells if you want to level up)
  2. Put one foot on the box while keeping the other in the starting position. Without pushing your hips forward, bend both knees to lower your body. Keep your front knee in line with your front foot. Sink your butt down as low as possible.
  3. Your front knee should form a 90 degree angel at the lowest point. Press back up and repeat for 10-12 reps before switching sides.

2. Single-Leg Glute Bridge

How to Do It:

  1. Lie on your back flat on the floor or a yoga mat with your arms out to the side. Bend your knees and keep your feet flat on the floor and hip-width apart. While Keeping your thighs aligned, straighten one leg so that your toes point up.
  2. Squeeze your glutes to raise your hips evenly off the floor. Hold on top for 2-3 seconds, then slowly lower your hips back down. Do 12-15 reps, then switch legs. 

3. Superman Exercise

The superman exercise is an excellent for toning the glutes and back muscles and balancing your posture and strengthening the postural muscles to improve the body alignment. 

How to Do It:

  1. Lie facedown on your stomach on a yoga mat with your arms extended above your head. Keep your palms downs. 
  2. Contract your glutes and slowly lift your arms, upper body  and legs from the yoga mat to an extension position. Hold the extension position for 3-5 seconds. Return to the starting position and repeat. Do 15 reps. 

4. Lateral Band Walk

How to Do It:

  1. Place a mini-resistance band around your ankles or just below your knees. Keep your knees slightly bent and push hips back into a half squat position while keeping back flat. Look straight a head. Hold your hands together in front of your chest.   
  2. Step out to the side with the lead leg while keeping the half squat position to create tension in the exercise band. Try to maintain controlled tension as you bring the back leg in toward the lead leg.
  3. Keep stepping sideways for 10 times, then steps 10 times in the opposite direction.

5. Squat

How to Do It:

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hand’s place on your side or out in front of you. 
  2. With an upright posture, keep your chest up and out, push your hips back into a squat, keeping your knees in line with your toes. Go as low as you can, without rounding your lower back, past 90 degrees.
  3. Press through your heels to push back up to the starting position. Do 15-20 reps.

What’s your favorite butt exercise? Have you tried the butt workouts above? if so which exercise is your favorite? Leave us a comment below. We’d love to hear your feedback!

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