39 Butt-Building Exercises to Try during Leg Day
If you were to name as many glutes exercises as possible in a couple minutes, how many would you get? Maybe 10 or 15 or even 20?
But what about 39?
That’s how many are shown in this 2-minute video from Men’s Health Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.
In it, you’ll spot a few butt-building classics like the hip thrust, stepup, and squat.
You’ll see a bunch of exercises you haven’t done before like the band-resisted skater jump and sandbag shoveling.
And you’ll even find a single-arm overhead press. Why the hell is that in a glutes exercise video?
Because the movement requires your glutes to stabilize as you press the weight overhead. Doing it one arm at a time forces your lateral—or side—hips to work even harder that if you used both arms, says Gaddour.
In fact, if you do a handful of these movements during your next lower-body workout, you’ll target all of your butt muscles—gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus—and your hips.
That’s something the squat can’t do alone.