Most men are reluctant to admit but, yes, women are not the only ones who want to tighten up their glute muscles and look good in a pair of jeans. We’ve all seen the cheesy workout video from the 90’s and were definitely not recommending that you bust out the Speedo or go Richard Simmons on us however there are some great exercises out there that can help you tighten up and define your glutes.
Squats are a great lower body exercise for any workout routine. Start at a comfortable weight and with good posture and keep your back straight and head level. Squeeze your glute muscles at the top of each rep for extra burn. Do 3-5 sets of 10 reps.
You can do lunges with either a squat bar or dumbbells. Step one foot forward in a lunging motion and alternate back and forth for 10 reps. (3-5 sets)
Single Leg Squats
Use a weight bench or sturdy chair and turn around so it is behind you. Take a step forward so you can squat on one leg at a 90 degree angle then put your opposite foot up on the bench. Squat up and down on one leg alternating after 10 reps on each leg (3 – 5 sets)
Reverse Leg Curls
Find the reverse leg curl machine at the gym where you lay flat on your stomach place your feet under a weight bar and lift up back towards your body. Make sure you are using your glutes to perform the lift and not your back. (10 reps 3-5 sets)
If you haven’t guessed by now squats in various forms work really well for strengthening you glute muscles. Using a squat bar raise the weight overhead and squat down to a 90 degree angle and squeeze your glutes on the way back up. (10 reps 3-5 sets)