To really focus on your behind–add these exercises into your routine that really target the glutes!
The step-up is one of the best butt exercises you can do to work on strength, power, and balance. With the added bonus that it helps tone a great behind while targeting all the main large muscles of the legs–glutes and hamstrings. To really challenge your strength and balance try step-ups without putting your push off leg on the bench at the top. Try and pause for a moment to have control of your body when you bring it back down. And no springing off of the floor either!
This is a move that really increases your power, while also giving you a nice… yeah you guessed it. It is like a regular lunge but taking it to the next level. The standard lunge is a great way to strengthen your entire lower body, with the quads, glutes, hamstrings, and calves all engaged and participating in the performance of the movement. Adding in the explosive jump helps strengthen those muscles, and also increases the cardiovascular challenge of the exercise.
There is something about to be said about the feeling you feel when you lift a ton of weight off of the ground. A deadlift is an exercise that you can do just that with. Not only do you feel powerful and hella strong lifting that much weight off of the ground, deadlifts provides a wide range of benefits because they’re a total-body compound exercise that mimics movements in real life. A lot of people initially think that deadlifts emphasize the lower back or legs, and they’re not exactly wrong. The deadlift works both, plus the muscles that run along your entire backside (your butt): from your trapezius muscles that sit at the base of your skull all the way down to your heels, and more. Also, taking it up one more notch and perform a Single-Legged RDL. If you don’t know, you now need to know!
This may look pretty and cute, but this exercise isn’t for the weak. It will leave the side of your glutes burning for days but help chisel it out, oh so nicely!