The 3 Exercises a Celebrity Trainer Says You Need to Do More of For a Bigger Butt
If you thought the booty-building hype would die down, you were wrong. We're actually glad people are still interested in getting a bigger butt because we can teach you why having stronger glutes is important. Obviously, strong glutes means your butt will be tighter and probably get a little larger — all good things. More importantly, strengthening your glute muscles will ensure that they're firing during everyday activities like walking and lifting things. Not to mention they'll prevent dormant butt syndrome, which is when your hip flexors tighten and your glute muscles shut off from sitting for extended periods of times.
To find out the best booty-building and -strengthening exercises you should be doing, POPSUGAR spoke to Gunnar Peterson, NSCA, CSCS, celebrity trainer and MitoQ ambassador. "You should be doing a number of squat variations and a number of deadlift variations," Gunnar told POPSUGAR. "Don't be afraid of the deadlift," he added. "You're deadlifting whether you realize it or not," he said, explaining that whenever you do movements where you lift something off the ground, you're performing a deadlift.
Continue reading for instructions on how to perform these three butt-strengthening exercises.