Need to tighten up the skin around your booty and get rid of that saggy butt look then this article is written just for you. Conditioning and strengthening your butt muscles, or your glutes, can have a major impact on your overall fitness. These muscles are involved in a variety of exercises, especially the bigger lower body movements. They’re also muscles that we use constantly in our daily activities, so it’s really good to bring some focus to this area.
When it comes to the exercises, there are two approaches you can take. Either add some of these moves to your current lower body routine, or turn these 6 exercises into a twice weekly butt workout.
For this circuit, all you’ll need is a pair of dumbbells (choose a moderately challenging weight) and a step. If you’re at home, a step on a staircase will do just fine.
1. Dumbbell Deadlifts
This first exercise is one of the best for your glutes, and it’s also one of the most basic movements you can engage your body in.
Grab your dumbbells, and stand with your feet at hip width and your knees slightly bent. Hold the dumbbells in front of your body as your arms hang straight, the dumbbells parallel to your torso. Keeping your upper back and neck aligned, bend at your waist and bring your torso downward, allowing the dumbbells to come as close to the floor as possible. Lift back to starting position. That’s 1 rep. Perform 10-15 reps.
2. Bench Step-Ups
Hold on to your dumbbells, and stand just behind a workout bench or step. All you’re going to do is step up on to the bench, one foot at a time, alternating between left and right feet. Throughout the stepping, you should be keeping your back and neck straight. Perform 15-20 reps or steps per set.
3. Single Leg Jumps
This move incorporates a little high-impact plyometrics. Stand on your right leg with your knee bent, and lean forward slightly. Shift your hips back, and in one quick move, jump as high off the ground as possible. Land softly back on the same foot, making sure your knee is not bent so much that it extends beyond your toes. That’s 1 rep. Perform 10-12 reps per side.