Butt Workouts At Home & At The Gym

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Build a stronger backside with these effective booty workouts. If you’ve been aiming to develop a bigger and firmer butt, then it’s time to start putting your glute muscles to work. It’s not just about turning heads; it also helps strengthen the lower body and protect the lower back. So if you’re ready to sculpt and tone your A$$, these are the glute exercises you must add to your workout routine.

1. Bridges

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If you want to isolate and strengthen your glutes, bridges are one of the most fundamental exercises you can do. It helps develop core stability and also strengthen your hips and lower back.

A majority of glute workouts are variations of this movement or are somewhat still related to it.

Here’s how: 

  • Lie down on the floor with your knees bent, feet planted shoulder-width apart, and your arms flat on your sides. This is your starting position.
  • From there, lift your hip upwards and hold for one second before returning to your starting position.
  • Do 3 sets of 20 reps to complete the exercise.

For a more advanced variation of the exercise, you can hold a plate or a heavy backpack above your hip to increase the challenge.

2. Single Leg Glute Bridges

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The single leg glute bridge is a more challenging bridge. It is known to be one of the best exercises for improving hip flexibility and movement. It works your glutes, core, lower back, and hamstrings altogether.

Glute bridges are known to help improve posture, strengthen back, and reduce knee and lower back pain. This exercise will also help in improving how you do deadlifts and squats.

Here’s how:

  • Lie down on the floor with both knees bent, and rest your feet on the floor. Keep your arms flat on your sides. This is your starting position.
  • Raise one leg and extended it upwards.
  • Drive the heel of the foot planted on the floor through the ground, and then push the hips up as high up as you can. Get the power from the hips.
  • You’ll know you’re doing it right if your shoulders are in a straight line with your toes, and your glutes are completely off the ground.
  • Lower yourself down slowly. Do 10 reps.
  • Once done, return to the starting position, and do 10 reps on the other leg.

3. Barbell Squats

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Barbell squats are basically resistance squats. Compared to the regular squat exercise, this will target more muscles groups in the body.

The main focus of this exercise is to target the thighs, it will also engage the glutes, chest, and lower back. It will help develop the core muscles, build ab muscles, and strengthen the back. As a result, you can have improved posture, stability, and balance.

The resistance will also benefit you in the areas of conditioning and lower body strength. Barbell squats will enhance your leg strength, relieving pressure from the knees and reducing the risk of getting knee injuries.

Here’s how:

  • Stand straight. Keep your feet planted firmly on the ground at shoulder-width apart. Adjust them to face slightly outwards.
  • Position the barbell on the back of your shoulders and hold it with an overhand grip. Make sure that the distance between your hands is neither too wide nor too narrow to not lose your balance throughout the exercise or injure your shoulders or wrists. This is your starting position.
  • Lower yourself by bending your knees and bending the hips back. Keep your chest out and maintain a straight back throughout the exercise.
  • Stop when your knees are at a 90-degree angle. Check your posture and make sure that your knees are driving outward to engage your glutes.
  • Driving your feet through the ground, slowly return to your starting position, generating the energy from your glutes, hamstrings, and quads.
  • Do 3 sets of 8-12 reps depending on your fitness level.

If you don’t have a barbell, you can also try holding the dumbbells to your sides while wearing a weighted backpack. You can also do bodyweight squats instead.

4. Lunges

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Lunges are great and often overlooked. It is usually dismissed for other lower body exercises like squats and deadlifts but lunges actually provide a ton of benefits.

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They help develop flexibility and balance, which makes them essential not just in toning your lower body, but also in your overall fitness.

Here’s how:

  • Stand straight with your feet planted shoulder-width apart. Put your hands on your hips to help you maintain stability. This is your starting position.
  • Step forward with one foot and lower yourself by bending your knees. Both knees should be bent at a 90-degree angle.
  • Maintain a straight back throughout the entire movement and make sure your front knee is positioned right above the ankle.
  • Stop when your front thigh is parallel to the ground. Hold this for one second, before pushing off back to your starting position.
  • Do 3 sets of 20 reps and alternate legs after every set.

If you’re up for a bigger challenge, try holding dumbbells at your sides.

5. Kettlebell Swing

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Kettlebell swing targets almost the entire body, working not only your leg and glute muscles but also your core and shoulder muscles.

Here’s how:

  • Stand straight with your feet at shoulder-width apart. Hold the kettlebell with two hands. Squat down while positioning the kettlebell under you. This is your starting position.
  • As you stand back up, swing the kettlebell forward until it is at eye-level. Use your glutes and your hamstrings to power the swing. Return to your starting position.
  • Do 3 sets of 12-15 reps to complete the exercise.

6. Deadlifts

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Deadlifts help increase your overall fitness level as it targets every bone and muscle in your body when performed correctly.

Here’s how:

  • Place the barbell on the floor and position yourself so that your shins are close to the bar. Stand straight with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Lower yourself to grasp the barbell with an overhand grip. Make sure to keep your back straight and your knees bent. Stick your chest outward and look ahead. This is your starting position.
  • Pull the barbell up until you are standing straight with your chest out. Hold for one second before returning to your starting position.
  • Do 3 sets of 8-12 reps depending on your fitness level.

7. Hip Thrusts

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You will often see people performing this exercise at the gym. Hip Thrusts mainly target your glutes as it not only makes it look better but also more powerful. This, in turn, gives you more strength and stability in performing those heavier exercises like squats and deadlifts.

Here’s how:

  • Sit down facing away from a flat bench. Position the barbell on top of your hips. Put your arms on the flat bench to stabilize your position.
  • Plant your feet firmly on the ground with your knees bent. This is your starting position.
  • Thrust your hips upward until your thighs are parallel with the ground. Hold for one second before returning to your starting position.
  • Do 3 sets of 12-15 reps to complete the exercise.

8. Leg Press

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Leg Press isolates specific muscles, like the glutes, hamstrings, and quads. With its fixed movement, you can lift heavier weights for more gains without worrying about stabilizing the muscles when lifting. Apart from firming up the butt, the leg press can also help with increasing your running speed and improving your vertical jump.

Here’s how:

  • Sit on the leg press machine. Position your legs on the platform, and put the feet on the pad less than shoulder-width apart. Keep the toes pointed slightly outward as this will be good for your knees and hips
  • Release the safety mechanism, and push against the platform, fully extending your legs. Your torso and legs must make a 90-degree angle. This will be the starting position.
  • Inhale and slowly lower the platform, bending your knees to about 90 degrees.
  • Exhale and push the platform up through the toes. Engage the quads, and don’t lock the knee joints.
  • Do 3 sets of 15 reps to complete the exercise.
  • Once done, make sure to lock the safety mechanism.

While everyone at the gym seems to be focused on getting six-pack abs or a massive chest, no one seems to notice the importance of developing strong butt.

Glute strengthening exercises go beyond just looking good in jeans. They provide a ton of benefits that can help you develop a better overall physique.


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Do you think there are other effective glute exercises we missed? Tell us in the comments section below!

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