5 Best Exercises for a Nice Looking Butt
The glutes. They’re one of the most important muscle groups found in your body without them you wouldn’t be able to walk run or jump and you would also have a serious case of flat pancake butt. Nobody wants to see a flat butt, not guys and not girls
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so in today’s video, I’m going to do all the peace loving people of the world a big favor and give you guys the 5 best exercises for a nice looking butt. And if you’ve been doing your squats and you’ve been trying your absolute best but your glutes just don’t seem to grow to give this video chance because I’m going to dive into specific methods you can use to Target your glutes to build a nicer butt so you can fill up those jeans in no time.
Let’s start with the very first one that everyone knows about and that’s barbell squats. But we’re not just doing regular barbell squats the best types of squats to work your glutes are deep barbell squats. Getting down nice and low during squats is the secret to building nicer glutes. A lot of people are afraid of going low during squats because of the many myths that exist about how low you’re allowed to go. The truth is that as long as you don’t have any previous injuries to your knees and your form is correct you can go almost all the way to the ground. This is actually something that trainers call ass to the grass squats. And going nice and low for your squats is a very natural movement for your body. I always bring up this example but before we had toilets we would take a squat every single day and that squat was naturally a deep squat. This is why deep squats are a very natural movement that our bodies have had plenty of time throughout history to adapt to. The problem is if you’re not used to squatting a deep squat feels like anything but natural.
So it’s important that you learn the right way to do it and if you’re not used to squatting the best way to start is 2 put a seat or a platform behind you and simply stand to face a mirror and sit down and get back up sit down and get back up. Most people perform a very good squat when they’re sitting down but if you tell that same person to squat without a platform behind them they’ll start messing it up. After you feel comfortable enough you can get rid of the seat or platform and try to perform regular squats. You would do this by keeping your chest out towards the mirror turning your hips out to kind of exaggerated The Arc in your back leaning back on your heels so take all the pressure off of your toes as you squat keep the pressure on your heels and then just sit back while trying to keep your knees from crossing too far over your toes. Once you’re comfortable doing that you can try to put a really short platform on the ground and try to squat down and tap that platform with every rep. Now after you feel like your form is on the point you can add the barbell into the movement and you can start incrementally increasing the weight. Remember the key points are to squat low stick your chest out and stick your butt out and stay on your heels as you come down for your squats.
Let’s move on to the second exercise step-ups but once again we’re not doing regular step-ups because regular step-ups don’t Target your glutes anywhere near as much as the way that I’m about to show you. You see normally when people are doing step-ups they’re actually working their back calf a lot more than they think. Sure they’re still going to work their quad and their hamstring a little on that front leg to get up on top of the platform they’re stepping up on. However, that back calf is taking the pressure off of the glute on the other leg. And this happens because most people will kickoff for every rep when doing this exercise. So to turn this into an exercise that improves your butt I want you to point the toes of your back foot up towards the ceiling the whole time. By pointing your toes towards the ceiling it makes it impossible for you to kick off. So this puts all the stress and work that’s required to get your body up that platform on that front leg and that bottom portion of going up without kicking off is going to Target the glutes big time.
The one thing that you should keep in mind is since you’re not kicking off you will probably have to use less weight than what you were doing if you were to just do regular step-ups. Next, I want to talk about an exercise that a lot of people forget works the glutes and that’s Romanian deadlifts.
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