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4 Simple Exercises That Will Give You a Better Butt Than Squats

Squats Are No Fun, These Are More Fun

We all know that doing squats will give you an amazing booty. However, this isn’t the only exercise that can give you a great ass.

Yes, men love seeing a nice booty walk past them, but, from what I’ve been told, women love seeing a guy with a nice butt too.

Because of this, the exercises that will be mentioned should be ones that both men and women focus on so that their backside looks good at any time of day.

Exercises to Give You a Better Butt than Squats

The following exercises will really shape your butt. Doing all of them will cover all areas of your booty so you won’t miss out on anything.

There is no doubt that squats will undoubtedly give you a great butt, these other exercises will place more emphasis and focus on your booty. Squats has a lot of its focus on your glutes, but it can be considered a full body exercise because all of the emphasis isn’t on your butt.

The following exercises have all of its emphasis on your glutes so that you can get your desired booty in no time.

Hip Thrust

This exercise allows you to really work your glutes with some serious weight. The movement forces you to flex your glutes which makes them work that much harder while you’re doing it.

You can really start to achieve a bubble butt look when you consistently do this exercise.

The great thing about this exercise is that you can use a variety of different weights. You can use dumbbells, barbells, medicine balls, kettlebells, or no weight at all. As long as you have a bench to rest your upper back on, you can do this exercise no matter what.

Hip Extensions/Donkey Kicks

I prefer to call this exercise a donkey kick, but they are also known as hip extensions.

Donkey kicks allow you to focus on one side of your butt at a time.

Now, it may be difficult to add weight for this exercise, but it can be done. You can add ankle weights and push yourself doing that or can use the smith machine to really push yourself.

Using the smith machine is my preferred method for donkey kicks just because you can add as much weight as you want. It’s much easier to push yourself to higher levels when you can add weight with more ease.

Back Extensions

If you have a weak lower back, this exercise is going to increase strength in that area, while at the same time working the upper part of your glutes.

You may feel a lot of the work being done by your back, but you are still forcing your glutes to tighten and work to get through the entire movement.

It’s easy to add weight to the exercise as well because all you need to do is grab a weight, whether it be a plate, dumbbell, etc. It’s important to not jerk through this movement. You need to make it one smooth and fluid motion.

If you try to speed through this exercise and make one wrong move, you are going to injure yourself (lower back injuries are very difficult to come back from).

Deadlifts

This is an Olympic lift that is great for everybody. Like squats, this exercise is going to work more than just your butt. Deadlifts work your entire backside, mostly your glutes through your hamstrings.

Unlike back extensions, deadlifts will focus more on the under side of your glutes.

Proper form will obviously give you the best results. Like back extensions, if you have ad form or try to jerk your way through the exercise, you are putting yourself at serious risk of injury.

Get the Booty You Desire

Getting a plump booty is something that a lot of people want. The exercises above are ones that should be incorporated into your workout routine.

I’m not saying that you should ignore squats, in fact, squats should be incorporated into your routine as well because there are so many benefits to it.

However, if you want to get a butt that everyone is going to admire, just doing squats isn’t going to cut it.

If you aren’t the type that wants to go to the gym to achieve the butt you want, try out our 7-day Booty Builder Challenge.

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