No squats, no lunges and no jumping in this 8-Minute Booty Workout At Home! Four butt lifting exercises to strengthen your glutes at home without weights. Add this no equipment booty workout to your weekly fitness routine.
This is also a great option leg day option if squats and lunges hurt your knees. Looking for a no lunge workout with weights? Try this 30-Minute Leg Workout.
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Booty Workout At Home FAQs
What Are the Best Butt Lifting Exercises?
The gluteal muscles are a group of three muscles which make up the buttocks: gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. My go-to, compound strength training exercises to build glute strength are squats, lunges and deadlifts. My favorite bodyweight glute exercises are glute bridges, advanced clamshell, table top leg lifts and glute stamps.
Can You Build A Booty At Home?
The best approach to building your glutes at home is a combination of compound strength training exercises and isolated glute exercises without weight. Isolated glute exercises (glute bridges, glute stamps and clamshell) require less range of motion. These exercises keep constant tension on the glute muscles (specifically working the smaller, stabilizing glute muscles in high rep counts).
8-Minute Booty Workout At Home (No Jumping, No Squats, No Lunges)
No jumping, no squats, no lunges and no equipment needed in this quick and effective booty workout at home.
Targets: Gluteus maximus (the largest glute muscles), gluteus medius (side butt muscles or outer glute muscles), obliques and core.
How To Do Table Top Leg Lifts
Start in a table top position on all fours, torso parallel to the mat. Shoulders stacked over wrists (palms on the mat) and knees under hips. Core engaged.
Extend your right leg straight behind you, keeping your left knee on the mat. Tap the toe of the extended right leg behind the kneeling left leg (knee of extended right leg to ankle of kneeling left leg), to mimic a curtsy lunge.
With the right toe pointed, lift the straight right leg up toward the ceiling at a 45-degree angle to the right side of the body.
Keep hips parallel to the floor (try not to move the hips when doing the exercise) and upper body stable, while squeezing the glute of the straight right leg.
Table Top Glute Stamps And Leg Extensions
Targets: Glutes, hamstrings and core.
How To Do Table Top Glute Stamps And Leg Extensions
Start in a table top position on all fours; with shoulders stacked over wrists and knees under hips. Core is engaged.
Extend your left leg straight behind you, making a straight line from toe to hip to head.
With a pointed toe, lift the left leg up one inch and down one inch. Repeat this pulsing movement three times.
Then, flex the left foot and draw the left heel toward the glute making a 90-degree angle with the flexed leg.
From here, with a flexed foot, lift the heel of the foot up towards the ceiling; up one inch and down one inch. Think of stamping your heel on the ceiling. Repeat this stamping movement three times.
Then point the toe, repeating the leg extension pulses and glute stamps.
Keep hips parallel to the floor (try not to move the hips when doing the exercise).
Targets: Gluteus medius (which lays on the outer edge of the buttocks and is responsible for stabilizing your pelvis), gluteus minimus (hip extension), obliques and core.
Clamshell exercises can help balance the muscular effort between your inner and outer thighs and your pelvic floor. A great exercise for pregnancy and postpartum.
How To Do Advanced Clamshell
Lie on one side, with legs stacked and knees bent at a 45-degree angle, soles of the feet to touch.
Rest on the forearm of the lower arm, shoulder stacked over elbow.
Exhale to engage the core and stabilize your spine and pelvic floor.
Keeping your feet touching, use your outer glutes and hips to lift your resting hip off the floor. Simultaneously as you lift your hips off the ground, open your legs, raising your upper knee as high as you can without shifting your hips or pelvis (mimicking a clamshell opening).
Pause, and hold at the top of the movement for a moment. Then return to the starting position.
Frog Glute Bridges Or Frog Pumps
Targets: Gluteus maximus (large glute muscles), gluteus medius (side butt muscles or outer glute muscles), and gluteus minimus (hip extension).
A frog glute bridge eliminates the use of the hamstrings and erectors (a lower back muscle), to isolate the glute muscles.
How To Do Frog Pumps
Lie flat on your back and bend your knees, making a 90-degree angle with your legs, feet on the mat.
Press the soles of your feet together and let your thighs fall open. Externally rotating the hips (heels together and knees out).
Squeeze the glutes to lift the hips off the mat. Think of performing a shallow hip thrust.
Hold at the top of the movement for a moment, tucking the pelvis under. Then slowly lower your hips with control back down to a hover position (glutes hovering off the mat) and repeat the movement.
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