Got buns, hun? We all know the struggle of cranking out squats like there’s no tomorrow with little reward. Your body and your booty can become too comfortable with them, no matter how many reps you do. The trick is to increase your weights or mix up your glute-routine with new exercises. Follow these simple at-home exercises to get those buns of steel…
Exercise 1: Reverse squat kicks
Standing with your back straight and abs tight, step back into a reverse lunge. As you return to standing position, kick forwards, then go straight back into a lunge. Repeat 15 times and switch sides.
Exercise 2: Hip lift
Lie on your back with your arms at your sides, your knees bent and your feet on the floor. Lift your hips towards the ceiling. Hold for one count and lower back down. Repeat the lifts 8 times on each leg, squeezing your glutes at the top of the motion range.
Exercise 3: Plié jumps
Stand with your back straight, core tightened and feet out to your sides (slightly wider than your shoulders) in a split stance with your feet turned out. Drop down into a plié, explode into a jump and drop back down. Repeat 15 times.
Exercise 4: Kickbacks
Place yourself on your hands and knees, with your knees under your hips and your hands under your shoulders. Keeping your right leg bent at 90 degrees, raise your knee as high as possible by squeezing your glutes. Lower to the starting positon and repeat 8-10 times on each leg.