Having a big or curvy booty has become a staple of beauty in our society. Men want toned chests and abs, while women want a bigger and more defined booty. Having strong glutes isn't just important for cosmetic reasons, though. Our glutes help us sit, run, walk, and jump. Whatever your reason is for wanting to have a more robust and bigger booty, we've got you covered. Keep reading for the best four workouts for getting the perfectly defined derriere of your dreams.

4 Best Workouts for a Bigger Booty

Banded Side Steps


Banded side steps are so challenging because you stay in a squat position through the whole movement. They target your glutes and hip muscles at the glute-ham tie-in, which is where most women tend to carry extra fat. Banded side steps are perfect for people who work out at home; all you need is a resistance band! Squat Squad Resistance Bands are light, non-slip, and thick and durable.  They come in a set of 3 different levels of resistance. (Light, Medium, Heavy) Neatly packed in a convenient heavy duty mesh breathable drawstring bag.  These are an excellent addition to your lower body routine and will have your glutes burning every time. Click here to view our Resistance Bands.

  • To start, place your resistance band just below your knees.
  • Place your feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Bend your knees and lower your body into a quarter squat.
  • Keep your core tight, stay in a quarter squat position, step to the right with your right leg, then return to the center and repeat.
  • Complete twelve side steps to the right before switching to the left side. Do three sets on each side.

To make the exercise more challenging, try placing the resistance band around your ankles.


Walking Lunges


Walking lunges are such a phenomenal workout because they hit pretty much every area in your lower body. They strengthen leg muscles, glutes, and hips and even help improve your core. Many trainers recommend walking lunges over traditional squats, and they are a great way to get a lifted booty.

  • Start standing feet together with a clear path in front of you.
  • Take a step forward with your right leg, bending both knees at a 90-degree angle and lowering your hips toward the floor.
  • Your back knee should point toward and almost touch the ground, while your front knee should be directly over your ankle and should never go over your toes.
  • Pressing your right heel into the ground, push off with your left foot and step into a lunge on the other side. If you need to, you can pause in the center before switching to the other side.
  • Once you have lunged on each side, that is two reps.
  • Do three sets of twenty reps to complete the exercise.

You can add weights to make this exercise more challenging. But remember that your form is always most important. Make sure your front knee never goes over your front toes.


Weighted Glute Bridges


Weighted glute bridges target your glutes and hip flexors. As a bonus, they also help strengthen your lower back and abs. They are great for beginners and are an excellent way to work up to doing more complex workouts like barbell hip thrusts.

  • Grab a dumbbell that ways no more than twenty pounds to start. If you are uncomfortable with weights, this exercise works using just your body weight.
  • Lie on your back and bend your knees, keeping your feet flat on the floor.
  • Place your dumbbells on top of your lower abs, below your belly button, and right above your hip bones.
  • Be sure to hold the dumbbell in place with both hands and raise your hips towards the ceiling. Squeeze your abs through the entire movement, and also be sure to squeeze your glutes at the top of the movement tightly.
  • Hold at the top for three seconds. You want to make sure your body is making a diagonal line from your knees to your shoulders. Also, make sure your booty and abs are engaged the entire time so your spine won't round, and your hips won't sag.
  • Slowly lower yourself back to the ground in a controlled movement. This is one rep.
  • Complete three sets of ten to twelve reps.


Bulgarian Split Squats


Bulgarian split squats are an elevated version of single-leg squats where you place your back leg on a chair or bench. While this exercise is excellent for toning your glutes, it does put a lot of emphasis on your quads. It also requires a lot of balance, which causes you to have to engage your core more to maintain proper form.

  • Stand about two feet in front of a sturdy bench or chair with your feet hip-distance apart.
  • Pick your right foot up and place it on the bench or chair behind you. You can pick which way is most comfortable, but there are two ways to do this: You can place the top of your foot on the bench so you align your ankle with the edge of the bench. Or you can flex your foot and find your balance using the ball of your foot and your toes, which is more like a traditional lunge.
  • Check to make sure your feet are still about hip distance apart, and remember your back foot is there to help you maintain balance. All of the movement should be done with the front leg.
  • Keep your chest up and engage your core. Bend your left knee and lower downward. Slightly hinge forward using your hips and make sure your knee stays aligned with your toes. Lower down until your left quad is parallel to the floor.
  • Push through your left foot and return to a standing position, using your left quad and glute to power through the movement.
  • Complete twelve reps before switching to the other side.
  • Do three sets of twelve on each side.

Don't get discouraged if it takes a couple of times to find a comfortable foot placement.


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