3 Glute Exercises You Can Do at Home

Glute exercise
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If you want to strengthen your glutes, then you need to do exercises that isolate that area. These three exercises are good to do alone as part of your workout or as part of your warm-up or mobility exercises before a lower body workout. Exercises for your glutes are easy to do at home, you don’t need heavy equipment, and they won’t take up too much time. Here are three glute exercises that you can do at home

Leg Bridges

Lie flat on a yoga mat with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Your arms should be straight by your side. Push through the feet and start lifting the hips up towards the ceiling, squeezing the glutes at the top. Straighten one leg and point the toes, keeping the knees together and roll down to starting point. Keep the leg straight and go up and down 10 times pushing through the foot on the floor.

Banded Crab Walks

For this exercise, all you need is a resistance band. Put the band over both legs and place is above the knees. Hinge the glutes back and sit in a high squat. Start side walking slowly, against the resistance of the band, staying in the squat position. If you don’t have much room you can take two steps to one side and two steps back. Try to do 20 on each side.

Donkey Kicks

Start on all fours, with the hands underneath the shoulders and the knees underneath the hips. Engage the glutes and make sure the hips don’t sway. Lift one bent leg up towards the ceiling, making sure the foot is flexed, squeezing the glutes at the top. Bring down to the start position. Do 15 on each side. You can make it harder by adding some leg weights or putting a dumbbell behind the knee crease.