The best butt exercises will help you build an amazing butt that looks absolutely fantastic.
If building a nice butt tops your priority list, you need to include these weight lifting exercises in your weight lifting program.
If you're trying to build a nicer butt without a REAL weight lifting program, you are doomed. This means the butt workouts holding a “fitness stick” or “magic stick” with a stepper routine aren't going to do it for you.
Pink and purple dumbbells aren't going to do it for you either. I want to make this VERY clear… exercises that don't use weight and exercises where you can't add weight ARE NOT the best butt exercises.
Instead, you need the best glute exercises in a real weight lifting workout program that allows you to increase the weight you are using over time. Using the same weight over and over is NOT going to build your butt! You have to get stronger and work very hard.
You must be doing the right weight lifting exercises to build the glutes.
The butt is just another muscle group, BUT or should I say BUTT it's a very large muscle group. It's one of the largest and most powerful muscle groups throughout your entire body.
Many people shy away from talking about your butt, but it's just another major muscle group that many people forget about. It's also a huge muscle group so it's a very important one.
Let's get straight to the best exercises for your glutes.
Here Are The Best Butt Exercises for Building the Glutes:
The best glute exercises are compound weight lifting exercises that allow you to lift heavy weights.
Your powerful glutes will automatically join in if you are using proper form and help you lift the heavy weight.
Here's a list of the BEST butt exercises:
- Glute Bridges
- Pull Through
- Cable Kickbacks
- Glute Ham Raise
The weight lifting exercises above and all their variations will help you build muscle and strength in your glutes.
Whether you want this for a better appearance or for more strength, you need to focus on getting stronger with each of these exercises.
As you get stronger, you'll notice your butt getting stronger and looking better. You also need to ensure you are eating healthy foods all the time and doing cardiovascular exercise to burn extra body fat.
The combination of the best butt exercises in the right weight lifting program with a great diet plan and a great cardio workout plan will improve your butt very, very quickly. In other words, use the WLC System. This will get you a great butt very quickly.
Let's get more detail on each of the 7 best butt exercises given above.
Squats are the king of all weight lifting exercises and the king of butt exercises. If you are doing squats to improve your butt, ensure that you focus on using them during the squat movement and especially squeezing them at the top of every rep.
The low bar squat (recommended version to start with here at WLC) will really work your butt. If you learn how to use your glutes correctly during the low bar squat, you will become much stronger on the squat at a much faster rate PLUS your glutes will develop quickly.
Watch the video above to learn how to use hip drive and get the butt engaged in the squat exercise. Your butt is very strong and powerful so use it properly.
There are so many different types of squats you can do to improve your back side. Here's some additional alternatives you can use: sumo squat, wide stance squat, bulgarian squat, cossack squat.
Here's the sumo squat in a different way with dumbbells. This will get you thinking about different ways to do squats to improve the glute action you'll be getting.
Here's the bulgarian squat or split squat with holding a weight plate in one hand. You can also use weights in both hands too.
I also want you to see the cossack squat as this is a great weight lifting exercise PLUS mobility exercise. You can add weight to this exercise with different size chains around your neck or holding weight plates or dumbbells. This works very well for building your butt and increasing your mobility.
Stiff legged deadlifts and romanian deadlifts are two of the better butt exercises and work the entire posterior chain. You can choose these 2 weight lifting exercises as a part of your program in place of the deadlift exercise.
Making slight exercise changes to really focus in the major muscle groups you want to improve helps you to build a more balanced body and the body you want.
You want to start squeezing your glutes and learning how to use the glutes to help you complete the stiff legged deadlift and romanian deadlift.
These exercises are also great for the entire posterior chain including the hamstrings and the butt.
Lunges are another exercise that works the entire posterior chain and quadriceps. The butt is used as one of the primary muscles in this exercise.
There are many variations of the lunge. You can do barbell lunges, use a box to get a deeper stretch, use dumbbells, a smith machine, reverse lunges, and more! Lunges are a truly great exercise for the glutes.
Glute bridges are an awesome butt exercise because you can easily add heavy weight to this exercise. I highly recommend this exercise if you want to build power and strength in your butt PLUS add some layers of lean muscle in your rear.
If you've never tried this, give it a shot in the place of squats or deadlifts for one cycle of your weight lifting program. This will really improve your butt.
This is one of my personal favorite butt exercises because you can do this as an explosive move and really increase the weight over time.
You'll need a cable system to do this exercise. If you don't have one, give some of the other best butt exercises on this page a try that don't require a cable system.
Here's another cable exercise. Many people may think cable kickbacks aren't a great exercise, but they truly are a 100% great exercise. Get a padded ankle cuff and go to work on these. You'll see they are tough after a single set of these.
I like the increased range of motion used in the video above. These are tough! Increase the weight each workout even if by a small amount. Eventually, these will be very tough for you but your glutes will really benefit from this exercise.
Glute Ham Raise
The last but certainly not least is the glute ham raise exercise. This is one of THE best butt exercises.
She even shows you how to do the glute ham raise without a machine.
Enjoy the Best Butt Exercises
I hope you take the great exercises on this page and use them to improve your butt and get the look that you want. It takes time, dedication, and hard work but you can do this.
If you want some extra help on how to get the body you want, please get your copy of the WLC System Manual. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
I'll show you how you should be eating to build lean muscle and burn nasty body fat. The WLC System Manual is a HUGE guide to all the secrets we've compiled over the past many, many years.
Good luck with the best butt exercises and let me know if you need help with any of the above weight lifting exercises.