Exercises to target the glutes?

Here are some exercises that can help strengthen and tone the glutes:

  1. Squats: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and lower your body as if sitting in a chair. Keep your knees aligned with your toes and push back up through your heels.
  2. Lunges: Step forward with one foot and lower your body until your front knee is bent at a 90-degree angle. Keep your back knee off the ground and push back up through your front heel. Repeat with the other leg.
  3. Deadlifts: Stand with your feet hip-width apart and hold a barbell or dumbbell in front of your thighs. Hinge at the hips and lower the weight towards the ground, keeping your back flat. Squeeze your glutes to come back up to standing.
  4. Glute bridges: Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Lift your hips towards the ceiling, squeezing your glutes at the top. Lower back down and repeat.
  5. Step-ups: Step onto a box or bench with one foot and drive your opposite knee towards your chest. Step back down and repeat with the other leg.

Remember to start with light weights and gradually increase them as you get stronger. It’s also essential to maintain proper form to avoid injury.

If you want to know more about correct technique or would like professional advice from one of our personal trainers then please get in touch. Furthermore, if you are including glute exercises into your regime and they are causing you some aches and pains, then we can help there too with our specialist sports massage service. For more information on how these types of massage could help you, contact us on 07939 212 739 or drop us an email at info@livewellhealth.co.uk