9 Butt Moves That Are Far Better Than Squats

Everyone wants a nice toned tush, but not everyone knows the best way to get one. The majority of people think squats are the best way to get their dream butt, but this just simply isn’t true. Let’s face it, squats are awful, they get boring after about 10. Not everyone is even able to do squats, for example, those of us with bad knees. There is so much more you can do to get that better butt without ever doing a single squat. Included in this article are 9 exercises to get that better butt, that work better than squats.

1. Single leg glute bridge

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Lie on a flat surface with your knees bent and both feet planted on the ground. As you raise one leg straight in the air, thrust your hips off of the ground, creating an arch in your lower back. Be sure to drive through the heel of your foot in order to contract the hamstrings and glutes as you lift off of the ground.

Repeat for 30 Seconds before switching legs. 

2. Hydrant with leg extension

Get down on the mat on all fours. Hands should be directly below the shoulders and knees below the hips. Lift your right leg out to the side. Lift the leg as high as you can without rotating your hips, or leaning to the left side

Repeat for 1 minute before switching legs.

3. Rainbows

Start on all fours on the floor, and keeping your core tight, lift one leg up behind you, crossing it slightly over the leg still on the floor, let your foot down and tap the ground, lift back up to starting position, and lower it to tap the ground again.

Repeat for 30 Seconds before switching legs.

4. Curtsy Lunges

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Start by standing, hold the medicine ball at your chest and step your left leg behind you and to the right so your thighs cross, bending both knees as if you were curtsying. Make sure your front knee is aligned with your front ankle. Go back to the starting position and perform a Leg lift.

Repeat for 1 minute before switching sides.

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