Ready to strengthen up that seat? If you find yourself asking, butt why should I? Strong glutes will improve your posture, enhance your athletic performance, and prevent injuries in your knees, back and hips. Come to the club and try these three glute-strengthening moves today!

 

 

1. Romanian Deadlift


The deadlift is an awesome full-body exercise, but you’ll especially feel the burn in those glutes. Make sure to keep a neutral spine and keep your hips back. Pull your shoulder blades back and hinge at the hips. Keep the dumbbells near your legs as you lower the weights down to your ankles, then bring them back up.

 

 

2. Hip Thrust


Feel free to practice this move without the weight at first. Squeeze your glutes, press through your heels and push your hips up so you form a straight line from shoulders down to your knees. Lower slowly so your seat almost touches the floor, then repeat.

 

 

3. Goblet Reverse Lunge


This move will do more than work those glutes—it will help you develop coordination and improve your balance, too. If you’ve never done a goblet reverse lunge, make sure to practice without a weight first. Brace your core. Drive one leg back and touch your foot to the ground first, then lower your knee so it barely touches the floor. Return to standing position and repeat on your other foot.