While the majority of people think that squats are the best way to perfectly shape their butt, with these 9 exercises we will try to prove everyone wrong. And let’s face it, squats get boring after doing about 10. Moreover, not everyone can do squats, for example people like me who have bad knees. In this article, you will find 9 exercises that are better and more effective than squats.
Here are the exercises:
Single leg glute bridge
You start this exercise by lying on your back, knees bent and your feet close to your butt. Straighten one leg, and while you squeeze your glutes, lift your butt and hips off the floor and then lower it down without touching the ground. Repeat and make sure to switch legs.
Hydrants with leg extension
Being with hands and knees on the floor, spine neutral and abs engaged (cat/cow position). Lift your left leg to the side and hold for a couple of seconds before you bring your leg back to starting position. Repeat for 40-60 seconds before you switch to the other leg.
Bear plank leg lifts
Start with a plank position and slightly bend your knees. Bend one knee to a 90 degree angle and kick that leg up as high as you can. Pause for a few seconds and then lower your leg. Repeat for 1 minute before you switch legs.
Begin with hands and knees on the floor. Point your right toe to the right side and make a giant arch with your foot towards your left side. Return to starting position to complete the rep. Try not to put pressure on your shoulders and your neck because it’s all about your butt.
While in a standing position, put your hands on the hips. Lift your left straight sideways and continue by crossing it behind you. Bend your right knee so that your left knee touches the ground. Now just straighten your right knee so you can return to starting position. Repeat for up to 1 minute before you switch legs.
Heel Lifted Squats
Begin by standing with your feet hip-width apart and one heel lifted. Keep your core tight and your movements controlled and push your hips back and lower your butt towards the floor. Return to starting position and repeat for up to 1 minute before you switch heels.