POPSUGAR

Squats Aren't Making Your Butt Bootylicious — Here's What Actually Works

Jun 26 2018 - 3:01pm

When you think of having a bigger butt [1], one of the first exercises that will come to mind is the squat. Yes, squats are great if you're looking to increase your overall lower-body strength and size [2], but you're going to need to implement other exercises for a major transformation [3]. When you perform a squat, the main muscles targeted are the quadriceps with the gluteus maximus (the largest muscle in your butt) acting as one of the main synergists (a muscle that helps create movement).

Instead of doing hundreds of squats with minimal results, try the following exercises to target your gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus.

Crossover Lunge

Romanian Dead Lifts

Barbell Hip Thrusts

Single-Leg Bridges

Single-Leg Squats

Dumbbell Walking Lunges

Lying Hamstring Curl

Bulgarian Split Squat

Traditional Bridge Exercise

Hex Bar Dead Lift

Side Steps With a Booty Band

Forward Backward Lunge

Clamshells


Source URL
https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Can-Squats-Make-Your-Butt-Bigger-44980494