One of the best things about most butt workouts is that they efficiently work on your other body parts too. For instance, deadlifts work like a charm on your butt while giving a great exercise to your hamstrings too! So, here is our pick of the 5 best tips and 5 best butt shaping exercises you need to add to your butt reshaping regime.
5 Butt Shaping Tips
- Balanced Workout
You need to balance workout between your upper half and lower half. Many times people decide to do more upper half exercises than lower because of the ease they offer. Working out on your lower half is equally important as your upper half but it becomes essential when you’re trying to give your butt the perfect shape.
Cycling is one of the best workouts for your lower half, including the butt. In addition, to helping you remove extra fat from your glutes; it helps in improved blood circulation and a boost in stamina.
- Don’t Sit Continuously for Long Hours
Sitting is absolutely not helping when you’re trying to realize a great butt shape. So, move that butt of yours. If you’re having a job that requires you to sit for 8-9 hours daily; then you can take 5-10 minutes break every 1 hour to give some much-needed walking exercise to your butt.
- Eat Healthy
While working on your butt; try to resort yourself only to eat healthy food i.e. food with little to no fat and low sugar value.
- Try Yoga
There are several yoga postures that can help you to achieve a perfect shaped butt. Some yoga poses that you can add to your butt-shaping exercise program are triangle pose and warrior pose.
- Barbell Squat
A variation of the traditional squat, Barbell Squat is improvised to maximize the impact the exercise provides to your butt. There are 2 variations that you can use – one by holding dumbbells in both your hands and second by putting a bar across your shoulders. The distance between your feet plays a key role in the impact the exercise puts on your lower half. The more you’ll put your feet apart, the more impact will be on your butt and hips.
Not just deadlifts give your butt an excellent workout; they strengthen your hamstrings and lower back too. The form is important in this butt-building exercise. You can do it with dumbbells as well as with a bar. Just remember to do a slight bend in your knees and keep the weight (bar or dumbbells) close to your legs during the whole workout.
- Dumbbell Lunges
Not only dumbbell lunges works on your glutes, it also exercises other areas like calves, abs, and hamstrings. The exercise works on the hips via extension and flexion. Therefore, you need to use dumbbells to make it work on your glutes.
- Glute Ham Raise
With Glute Ham Raise, you can improve your flexibility while working out your butt. It is a combination of 2 exercises, the back extension, and leg curl. Your thighs need to be positioned high or else the exercise will put extreme pressure on your knees, which can be injurious.
- Hip Extension
AKA flutter kicks, Hip Extensions are a great workout for your butt. Simply lie face down on the floor with your legs straight and toes touching the floor. Now, slowly squeeze your hamstrings and glutes then straighten the legs till they are at the same level as your hips. Now, lift right leg up and imitate doing a flutter kick in water then come back to the rest position. Repeat with the left leg. This exercise will help you work out your gluteus maximus as well as your hamstrings.
Combine butt workout with healthy diet to hasten the butt reshaping process. Proper rest and a balanced workout are also important.