Let’s be real. Butts are in. Thanks to the magic of Instagram, our feeds are filled with gorgeous models and influencers showing us their curves. But don’t be fooled into thinking that you’re out of luck if you weren’t born with the booty you think you deserve. Butt workouts can get your rear into shape and give you that round bubble butt look.
When I found myself in need of a booty boost, I set my sights on Evelyn Curry, a former radio host turned personal trainer who claimed her fame by transforming herself from skinny fat to fit. For the past two years, she has not only had a major career change but has undergone a real physical change resulting from hard work and determination. Who can’t respect that?
In honor of the original legends like J Lo and Beyoncé, whose curvaceous behinds inspired us to do our squats, we’re bringing you butt-busting workouts that will have your booty at its roundest. Evelyn’s top 5 bigger butt workouts are her favorite and most effective moves to help you lift, tone, and round your rear. Do these as a circuit and perform each rep 10 times. Work your way up to doing four rounds.
Top 5 Exercises For A Bigger Butt
1.Bulgarian Split Squats
This exercise will target both your butt and hamstrings. With your back to the bench, lift one leg up and place that foot behind you, on top of the bench.
You’re now in a lunge position with your front foot on the ground, facing forward.
With your knee behind your toes, go down slowly into your lunge, pulling your hamstring parallel to the ground. Make sure your knee does not pass your toes.
Push back up while focusing on targeting your glutes on the way up. Do the same thing on the other side to complete one rep.
2. Romanian Deadlifts
This exercise will help you target your butt, hamstrings, and lower back. Start off slow with this exercise as your form is essential.
Begin your start position with two somewhat heavy (whatever weight that is for you) dumbbells at your side while standing straight.
Slightly bend your knees and stand with your feet should width apart. Slowly and carefully bend down at the hips, letting your arms hang down perpendicular to your chest as you keep your back straight.
Go as far as possible and then come up by activating your glutes and hamstrings to pull yourself up. That’s one rep.
3. Single Leg Step Ups
This will work your glutes and butt. To get your most effective workout, use a bench or steady object that gives you a bend at the knee with a 90-degree angle.
Start off with just using your body weight to focus on perfecting your form. While standing in front of the platform, place one foot on top of it.
In one steady motion, press into your heel. Focus on putting all of your weight into the stepping heel to activate your butt.
Step up, bringing your other foot up to the platform and lightly touch your toes to the top of the surface. Then slowly lower that same leg down to the ground and gently touch the floor.
Alternate the same motion with other leg. That’s one rep. Add a dumbbell in each hand for extra burn.
4. Weighted Glute Bridge
Feel the burn with the ultimate bigger butt workout. This one is great for adding core work to your butt building routine. Choose a weight of your choice (you might want to start out light) and lie down on your mat.
Bend your knees and keep them facing the ceiling. Put your feet on the floor about shoulder-width apart. Position the weight in the middle of your hips before you being your hip thrust.
While keeping your feet planted on the ground, push your hips up in the air and squeeze your glute muscles, creating a plank with your torso. Make sure to tighten your abs, keeping your feet hip-width apart, as this can also be a great workout for your core.
Contract and then slowly make your way back down and repeat. To make this exercise more challenging you can add a resistance band above your knees.
5. Lateral Lunges
This last one will burn your glutes. With your feet shoulder-width apart, place your hands on your hips or on opposite shoulders.
Next, take a big lateral step to the left, lowering yourself into a side lunge and getting your butt low to the floor.
Watch so your left knee does not go over your left foot. Now, push your foot off the ground and back to the center. Make sure when you do so you are activating your glutes.
Finally, push with your left leg back into the central standing position and switch the lunge to hit your right side. That’s one rep.