If squats are all you know, get ready for us to blow your mind. Doing one exercise over and over again can get boring and repetitive. That’s why we’re bringing you a list of other exercises you can do for your butt. We promise they’re fun!
Single-Leg Glute Bridge
For some reason, glute bridges, in general, just feel good. However, that’s not the only thing they do. They engage the entirety of your gluteal muscles: maximus, medius, and minimus. This means that if you do glute bridges regularly, you will ensure that your butt is going to be nice and firm. Now, how do you usually do these exercises? Laying on the ground and lifting your pelvis sounds easy enough. Let’s talk about how to do single-leg glute bridges instead.
- Step 1: Begin by lying flat on the floor with legs bent at the knees. Keep one leg extended while being cautious of the position of your spine. It should be neutral.
- Step 2: Push your hips upward as you exhale as much as you can. Then hold the position as your butt hovers over the floor before going down. Then, repeat it to complete a rep.
Hydrants With Leg Extension
Another one of the great butt exercises is this one. Hydrants not only work your gluteus maximus and help sculpt your booty but can improve your back pain and lower the risk of injuries. But that’s only if you do them right!
As some of these exercises might be too difficult for some, do them at your own pace and intensity. Still, let’s take it step by step and see how this exercise is done.
- Step 1: This exercise begins on all fours. Ensure your knees are in line with your hips and wrists placed in line with your shoulders.
- Step 2: Keeping your knee bent as it currently is, lift your leg up and extend it straight out to the side. Try holding it there before going back to the starting position. That’s how the exercise is done!
Here comes yet another exercise that will ensure your entire glutes are working simultaneously to achieve great results. Doing this exercise will ensure that your booty is nice and firm, as it helps move the muscles in all directions. If that’s not enough, by doing this exercise, you’re helping your inner thighs become more toned. Let’s see how it’s done.
- Step 1: Just like the last exercise, you’ll begin on all fours with your knees in line with your hips, as well as your wrists placed in line with your shoulders.
- Step 2: Extend your leg and reach a bit sideways while keeping your toes to a point. Start lifting your extended leg towards the ceiling, then down to tap the floor over your kneeling foot. Don’t forget to engage your core and glutes. What you’re doing is trying to draw a rainbow with your foot. Have fun with it, and that’s one rep done!
Lunges are everyone’s enemy. People try to avoid them as much as possible, but sometimes you just can’t. That’s because a single curtsy lunge helps engage everything from the waist down! These are not regular lunges, though. Curtsy lunges help stabilize your hips and strengthen your glutes. This means you might not be as clumsy anymore, and your booty will be firmer and stronger. Well, at least we’re hoping for less clumsiness. Let’s break it down into steps.
- Step 1: Connect your hands and keep them in front of your chest. Stand with your feet in line with your hips. This might look like a power stance, but it’s time to get to work.
- Step 2: Step one of your legs diagonally in front of the other while ensuring your hips are aligned. Then, your knees should bend at a right angle and stay behind the toes. Go back to the starting position before extending, doing a side kick. That’s one!
Heel-Lifted Sumo Squat
We all think that sumo wrestlers have it easy. The reality is that the sumo squats aren’t as easy as they seem. Simply holding that position for an extended period can be difficult. Once you add heel-lifting, everything is brought to a whole new level. This exercise is great for strengthening all muscles from the waist down. It will also help your butt become tight. Something has to help you hold that position, after all. So, this is how it’s done.
- Step 1: For the starting stance, you’ll want to ensure your feet are positioned wider than your shoulders. So, they’re not in line. Toes should face forward.
- Step 2: Lift one of your heels. Imagine a chair is behind you to enforce a natural sitting down motion. For optimum balance, your knees should never go over your toes. Now, engage your core! Hold, then press down onto your other heel to come back up. One rep is done!
Bear Plank Leg Lifts
We’re finishing off with an exercise that will ensure every muscle in your body is participating. Much like lunges, nobody likes planks. No matter how strong you think you are, it’s like planks are designed to break you. Either that or show you how weak you really are. Thankfully, this is not a plank as we know it. Doing something else while planking will definitely get your mind off of… well, planking. That will definitely help you endure it better. Here’s how you do it.
- Step 1: Go down into that dreaded plank, keeping your wrists and shoulders in line with each other. As a basic plank requires, keep your body straight to avoid injuries.
- Step 2: Lift one leg with a bent knee. Imagine trying to touch your butt with your heel. Engage those glutes and reach for the ceiling with your foot while flexing it. Keep still for a moment before going back into a regular plank to complete this exercise.
There are many exercises that will work your butt, like squats. Actually, many of them will work not only your booty but your whole body as well. So, don’t stick to just squats because they seem the simplest to do. Having fun while exercising is just as important.