6 Exercises for a Better Butt

By , SparkPeople Blogger

What do Jennifer Lopez, Eva Mendes, Kim Kardashian and Jessica Biel all share in common? They are known to have the best butts in Hollywood--and they work quite hard to maintain them. While many of us may never achieve the same results (some of that shape is genetic), having stronger glutes can give our backsides a lift as well as help make us more efficient walkers and runners.

The Gluteus Maximus is the largest of the three major muscles that make up the glutes (AKA the bum). Strong glutes help us tackle the hills when walking or running, not to mention allowing us to climb the stairs with greater ease.

To make these exercises more effective, be sure to squeeze your glutes when performing these movements. And remember, diet and cardio-respiratory activities are just as important to help us all achieve a better back side.

One-and-a-Half Squat

Butt Blaster with Band

Rump Raiser

Dumbell Step Ups

Chair Squats

Standing Booty Kicks

Click here for Coach Nicole’s 5-Minute Booty Workout with Ball and here for Coach Nicole’s Butt Blasting Workout.

What is your favorite exercise for working your glutes? How often to you do these exercises?

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