Do you find yourself fawning over that Instagram fitspo account where the girls have perfectly sculpted booties? This can be you! Just incorporate these nine simple exercises into your regular workout routine and you will be on your way to a bigger butt.
These will really kick you into gear for getting a rocking booty. Get on all fours, keep your knee bent at a 90-degree angle as you open and close your thighs. For best results, aim for three sets of 10-15 reps.
2. Weighted Squats
Squats are a classic booty workout that will never steer you wrong. If you want to spice things up and get more definition, add 10 or 15 lb. dumbbells. If this is pushing it, skip the weight and stick with air squats. Baby steps people! As always, try to do three sets of 10-15 reps. Your booty will thank you.
3. Weighted Hip Thrusts
These are perfect for really feeling the burn. To start, lay flat on your back with both feet planted firmly on the floor. Then, simply lift your hips to the sky, making a bridge with your lower body. Make sure to squeeze your booty at the top so you get the most out of this exercise.
4. Weighted Lunges
Start with both feet together and parallel, and step one leg forward, bending your knee at a 90-degree angle. Make sure your knee is never bending past your toes, you want a perfectly straight line from your knee to your ankle. Do 20 reps alternating between each leg, so 10 reps each. Repeat this three times for max results!
5. Donkey Kicks
Don’t be intimidated by the name, they are fun and easy I promise! Start on all fours and lift one leg up towards the sky, keeping your knee parallel with the floor. Start by moving your leg back and forth, then do little pulses so you really feel the burn. I tend to do these more intuitively, listening to my body and resting when I need to.
6. Weighted Deadlifts
These require more attention to form, otherwise you could seriously injure your back. Start with your feet parallel and hip-width, holding either two free weights or a large barbell if you’re experienced. Then, slowly bend over keeping your knees slightly bent. Touch the ground with your weight, keeping your back flat and parallel with the ground. Avoid arching or hunching to avoid injury. When you are ready, come back up to resting.
7. Stair-Stepper or Elliptical
If you are someone who can’t do without cardio in their workout routine, this one’s for you! Take a little break from weight lifting and watch your favorite YouTube channel or listen to a podcast while you work up a sweat. If you really want to jumpstart the booty sculpting process, hop on the stair stepper for 10-15 minutes on high resistance. It doesn’t take much for your glutes to be on fire.
8. Skater Lunges
These aren’t regular lunges, they’re cool lunges! Just think of them as a cousin of the lunge. Instead of lunging forward, tuck one leg behind the other, almost like a curtsy. You will lunge diagonally backward and alternate back and forth between each leg. Repeat as desired.
9. Step-Ups For A Bigger Butt
Last, but certainly not least, is the ultimate booty builder. If you’re at a gym, they usually have large blocks or steps you can use for these. Grab some 10-15 lb. dumbbells and step up and back down off the step. Again, you can do three sets of 10-15 reps, or less if you are struggling.
Well, that’s basically all my advice for the most effective workouts to build a bigger butt! Remember to pace yourself, and start off easy if you are just getting into fitness. I recommend doing these one to two times a week at most. You don’t want to burn yourself out. And remember, slow and steady wins the race. You won’t have your dream butt overnight by any means, but you will see results if you stay determined.