We all want to have a nice and formed butt, but not everyone knows the best way how to acquire that. People nowadays think that squats are the best way to get their dream butt, but there’s something you should know.
You’ve probably noticed that squats are awful!
They get boring after about 10. Not everyone can do squats. Let’s take for example, people with bad knees. You can do many things to help you get a better butt without ever doing a single squat.
This article is going to help you and present you 9 exercises to get a well-shaped butt, that work better than squats!
- Single leg glute bridge
You start this exercise by lying on your back, knees bent, feet close to your butt. Straighten one leg, and squeezing the glutes, lift your hips and butt off the floor. Lower your butt until it’s hovering over the floor, and repeat without touching the ground. Make sure you switch your legs!
- Hydrant with leg extension
Start off on your hands and knees on the floor. Lift one leg, still bent, towards the ceiling, straighten the leg, pause, bend the knee and return to starting position. Repeat for 1 minute before switching legs.
Start on all fours on the floor, and lift one leg up behind you, keeping your core tight, crossing it slightly over the leg still on the floor, let your foot down and tap the ground, lift back up to starting position, and lower it to tap the ground again. Repeat for 1 minute before switching legs.
- Curtsy Lunges
Stand with your feet hip-width apart, hands on your hips. Lift one leg straight out to the side and then cross it behind you, bending the other knee so that the knee of the extended leg can touch the ground. Straighten your knee and lift the leg back out to the side. Repeat for 1 minute before switching sides.
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- Heel lifted squat
Stand with your feet hip-width apart, one heel lifted. Push your hips back and lower your butt toward the floor while you’re keeping your core tight and your movements controlled. Keep the standing knee from extending over your toes. Press into your heel and return to starting position. Repeat for 1 minute before switching heels.
- Bear plank leg lifts
Start in a plank position with both of your knees slightly bent. Bend one knee to a 90-degree angle, flex your foot, and kick that leg up towards the ceiling as high as you can go. Pause and lower leg. Repeat for 1 minute before switching legs.
- Single leg dead lift
Stand with your feet hip-width apart, your right foot a few inches in front of your left. The left knee should be slightly bent. Tighten your core and fold forward slowly, keeping your left foot in line with your spine. Touch the floor with both hands, the return to standing. Repeat for 1 minute before switching sides.
- Sumo squats to calf raise
Start standing with your feet about twice hip-width apart. Your hands should be on your hips, toes pointed slightly outward. While you’re keeping your core tight, lower your hips until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Then raise both heels off the floor. Lower your heels and raise your hips back up. Repeat the procedure.
- Squat to sumo
Start standing with feet hip-width apart, hands on your hips, toes forward. Sink back into a squat while you’re keeping your core tight. Press into your heels and pulse slightly as you turn your toes and knees outward to about a 45-degree angle, then back to starting position.
These 9 butt exercises are considered to be better than regular squats. Try to replace the squats with another exercise such as the single leg forward reach, the superman, or the standing booty kick or any other exercise that works best for you, but isn’t hurting your knees. They’re really excellent and guarantee a well-shaped butt in no time! Try them out today!