By: Nicole Radziszewski. Note: These glute exercises are not gender-specific — experts recommend them all for both men and women. Everyone wants a better butt these days, and not just to look good in jeans. A strong set of glutes can stave off injuries, improve athletic performance, and help you move well as you age. Over time, having weak glutes can lead to hip, knee and low back pain. Athletes with glute weakness are also prone to acute injuries such as ACL tears and hamstring strains.
Everyone wants a better butt, no buts about it! These five exercises will help you build a pro-level posterior. Let's get one thing clear: It's all about the bum. Sure, built biceps fill out a shirt and six-pack abs are the prize of every beachgoer, but the back is where it's at. A bodacious booty is essential to a good physique—and not just for stage-bound fitness contestants.
Come again? Okay, here us out. So why should your workout be one-size-fits-all?
The difference between buns of steel and buns of, well, pants are these 10 bum-blasting exercises. We tried 'em — now it's your turn. Get moving! This is an awesome way to relieve tension in your lower back and work your butt at the same time. A cushy mat will keep your tailbone from crying afterward.