*Originally posted on Shestough.com
Who wants tougher legs and a bigger booty?
Ladies, let’s be honest, you’re on Instagram, and you see these IG models, and it’s hard not to wonder how do they have these thunder legs and big butts? Some might have done butt injections but for some have put in the work in the gym. Believe it or not, they’re just ordinary people who have worked hard on the right exercises…the exercises below!
#1 Squats – Coming as perhaps no surprise to anybody, squats are a superb option to develop your glutes. Although squatting can be a tough routine that requires a strict form to master, we recommend sticking with it because you’ll see results.
Whether you use dumbbells or not, one of the most critical factors is the width of your feet. When close together, your thighs will burn when squatting as opposed to the buttocks. Therefore, you should move your feet a little further apart and then you’ll start to activate the glutes If you visit the gym, bang out some leg presses too because this will be your friend.
#2 Lunges – With a dumbbell in each hand, lunges are another exercise that burns but bring great rewards. Remember, perfecting the lunge is all about taking your time and creating the 90-degree right-angle with your legs. During the motion, your knees should never move past your toes, and you should feel it right down the back of your legs and across the glutes.
#3 Deadlifts – Assuming you have the correct form, this exercise will work your hamstrings, lower back, and buttocks. If you’re alone in the gym, we recommend skipping this one because you need somebody watching you for form’s sake. As you come up with the barbell or two dumbbells in your hands, squeeze your buttocks with the weights close to your legs and a slight bend in the knee.
#4 Donkey Kickbacks – Here is a great leg workout that also engages your abdominal muscles. With both hands and knees on the floor, you can kick one leg backward (hence the name ‘kickback’!) as far as you feel comfortable. While stretching the leg outwards, you need to keep your balance steady to prevent falling over one way or the other.
Extra Tip: For an added challenge, use ankle weights for some resistance!
Bonus: UpHill Run – your glutes are automatically activated as you walk and ascend. With a backpack, it’s like adding weights, and your glutes, quads, and calves will all get a tough workout. Considering you’ll be breathing in fresh air as opposed to the moist gym air, UpHill Running does provide a fantastic exercise for the inside of the body as much as the outside.
Try these leg exercises and you’ll soon have tougher legs and a sculpted butt just like your favorite IG models, and everybody will be looking at you for motivation instead!
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