3 Glute Exercises That Are Better Than Squats

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Squats have always been everyone’s go-to glute exercise, but it’s important to mix things up every once in a while. Here are a few moves you should try to achieve even better results.

Fire Hydrants

You can do this exercise by getting down on your hands and knees, with your wrists stacked over your shoulders and your knees hip-width apart. Raise the right leg up and out while keeping the knee bent, and repeat the same movement with your left leg. You can maximize results by doing leg extension each time you lift your leg.

Curtsy Lunges

Start this exercise by stepping your left leg behind you and to the right so your thighs cross. Bend both knees as if you were curtsying, while making sure your front knee is aligned with your front ankle. This exercise will work wonders with building several muscle groups and improve your balance and stability.


Single-Leg Deadlift

You’ll need kettlebell to maximize your results with this exercise, but it’s definitely worth it. As you lean your upper body forward while extending your free leg behind you, it’s crucial to keep your back straight and lower the kettlebell as close to the ground as possible.