Tips for Building Glutes at the Gym

Split Squats
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Have you been trying to grow your glutes and have yet to see progress? Not to worry, you’re not the only one. Here are some helpful tips to get your booty looking bigger and stronger.

Romanian Deadlifts

Romanian Deadlifts, or RDL for short, are great hamstring exercises, but they double as glute workouts. The way your hips bend while doing this pulls the glute muscle, thus activating it for a
beautiful burn.

Barbell Hip Thrusts

These are a go-to for targeting the glutes. Although this is a crucial exercise, it is easy to do it wrong. For this one, make sure you choose a heavy weight to give you a challenge but allow you to maintain proper form. Be sure to tuck your chin and do the correct foot placement.

Sumo Squats

While highly similar to a classic squat, Sumo squats target the glutes, hamstrings, quads, calves, and inner thighs. In this case, you stand with your legs more than shoulder-width apart. For an added challenge, use a weight.

Bulgarian Split Squats

Finally, Bulgarian split squats. This one may take some practice and time. Grab a workout bench and something to hold onto. If you’re a beginner, doing this near a wall or something sturdy may benefit you.