It is important to keep in mind, though, butt exercises aren’t just about shaping your backside. Strong glutes muscles help support your lower back when you’re lifting heavy weights, improve your running ability, and prevent knee injuries. Just to name a few perks.
Of course, there’s no shame in cranking out squats for the aesthetic benefits. And that’s where Anna comes in. Not only has she strengthened her own bod, but she’s also helped plenty of clients totally transform their butts with her workouts and programming. Below, she shares her 15 favorite butt exercises that you can do at home or at the gym. They’re totally safe for beginner exercisers , but also still effective enough for more advanced gym-goers. You’re going to want to add them to your routine, like, yesterday.
Keep reading for a list of the best bu tt exercises, according to Anna Victoria, plus her tips for how to turn them into a 15-minute bu tt workout. Rest assured, she’s got your back(side).
Time: 15 minutes
Good for: bu tt, glutes
Instructions: Choose three moves below. For each move, do 15 reps, then continue to the next move. Repeat the entire circuit two to three times.
How to: Start standing with feet wider than shoulders and turned out so inner thighs face forward, hands clasped in front of chest. Tuck pelvis under and lower down into a wide-legged squat aiming to get thighs parallel to floor. Return back to start. That’s one rep. Do 15 reps then continue to your next move.