3 Best Exercises To Strengthen And Shape Your Butt

Women are becoming increasingly concerned with having fabulous butts, they are beginning to realize that a nice, firm butt will make them look sexier. If you are on of these women, there are exercises that you can do that will help you get the butt that you want.

Your buns or buttocks are made up of the gluteal muscles or “glutes”. There are a number of great exercises that you can do to strengthen and shape these muscles, exercises that will also firm, tone and lift your butt.

Here are a few exercises that will help you achieve that:

1. Squats

Squats With Barbell

Squats are a compound, multi-joint exercise that works all of your gluteal muscles at the same time. Squats will strengthen and lift your glutes while adding more shape to your butt. Squats should be the first butt shaping exercise you perform after a good 5 minute warm up. Start with your own bodyweight and take it slow and easy until you learn proper form. Simply spread your feet so that you have a

Start with your own bodyweight and take it slow and easy until you learn proper form. Simply spread your feet so that you have a good balanced stance, and lower your butt down while maintaining a straight back with your head and eyes facing straight ahead. Squat down until your upper thighs are parallel with the floor and you feel the strain on your upper thighs and buttocks. Hold briefly then push yourself up with your thighs until you are standing. Slow, steady and deep squats will lift and shape your buttocks, don’t avoid them.

Squat down until your upper thighs are parallel with the floor and you feel the strain on your upper thighs and buttocks. Hold briefly then push yourself up with your thighs until you are standing. Slow, steady and deep squats will lift and shape your buttocks, don’t avoid them.

Here is a great video tutorial on How to Do a Squat Correctly:

2. Step Ups

Step Ups With Dumbbells

Using the stair stepping machine or climbing and later running upstairs will strengthen and shape your legs and greatly strengthen and tone your glutes. If you don’t have access to either, find a strong solid bench or box 18-24 inches tall and start stepping up with one leg and then the other.

Up, up, down, down over and over again, for as long as you can.

3. Lunges

Lunges With Dumbbells

Using only your bodyweight and later with a barbell across your shoulders or holding a dumbbell in each hand, plant one foot firmly and step off or lunge with one leg, bending at the knee. Maintain control over your body as you lunge and then as you push back with the forward leg and return to your standing position. Alternate legs and repeat.

You can also do side lunges, walking lunges and reverse lunges, all great for your glutes.

Here is a great video tutorial on How to Do a Lunge Correctly:

4. Leg Curls (Optional)

Leg Curls

If you have access to a leg curl machine, a sturdy bench with a curling attachment at one end, lie on your stomach and hook your heels under the curling attachment and pull the weight up toward your buttocks. Intended to exercise the hamstrings, those muscles on the back of your leg, this machine can do wonders for tightening and shaping your buttocks. If you have access, finish your glute workout with leg curls.

Intended to exercise the hamstrings, those muscles on the back of your leg, this machine can do wonders for tightening and shaping your buttocks. If you have access, finish your glute workout with leg curls.

Start firming and toning with these basic exercises to build up your glute muscles, you’ll be well on your way to getting the shapely and firm butt that you want.

Exercises To Strengthen Glutes - And Shape Your Butt

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