If you're looking to shape and lift your glutes, you're in the right place. The glutes are an important muscle group that not only help to give your butt a lifted, toned appearance, but also play a crucial role in stabilizing the pelvis and supporting proper posture.
Here are 5 exercises that will help you achieve a stronger, more defined backside:
Squats: Squats are a classic exercise that targets the glutes, as well as the quads and hamstrings. To perform a squat, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and lower your body down as if you were sitting back into a chair. Make sure to keep your chest lifted and your weight in your heels as you push back up to the starting position.
Lunges: Lunges are another great exercise for the glutes and legs. To perform a lunge, take a step forward with one foot and lower your body down until your thigh is parallel to the ground. Make sure to keep your core engaged and your chest lifted as you push back up to the starting position.
Glute bridges: Glute bridges are a great exercise for isolating the glutes and strengthening the posterior chain. To perform a glute bridge, lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Lift your hips off the ground by squeezing your glutes and pressing through your heels. Lower your hips back down to the starting position.
Step-ups: Step-ups are a great exercise for the glutes and legs, and they can be done using a bench or step. To perform a step-up, stand facing the bench with one foot on the bench and the other foot on the ground. Step up onto the bench, pressing through the heel of the foot on the bench and squeezing your glutes as you lift your body up. Lower your body back down to the starting position.
Clamshells: Clamshells are a great exercise for targeting the gluteus medius, which is the muscle that helps to stabilize the pelvis and support proper posture. To perform a clamshell, lie on your side with your knees bent and feet together. Lift your top leg up, keeping your feet together as you do so. Lower your leg back down to the starting position.
Incorporating these exercises into your fitness routine, along with a healthy diet and plenty of hydration, will help you achieve a lifted and toned booty in no time. Remember to always warm up before starting your workout, and listen to your body to ensure that you're performing the exercises with proper form to avoid injury.
Coach Kiki McClellan