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Allow me introduce to you:  the all-new, absolutely genius, fantastically handy

Best Butt Exercises project

What exactly is this project? It’s fairly simple.

We will be featuring a new awesomely effective butt exercise for your enjoyment every week!

Only the very best butt exercises will make the cut, so if you’re ever stuck for an effective butt exercise you’ll be able to find your match here!

You can view all of the exercises here. Alternatively, the index of Best Butt Exercises is listed below.

Best Butt Exercises Index

#1: Frog Jumps

#2: Curtsy Lunge

#3: Kettlebell Swings

#4: Ice Skaters

#5: Froggy Glute Lifts

#6: Glute Bridges

#7: American Deadlift

#8: Clamshells

#9: Fire Hydrants

#10: Squat Reach Backs

#11: Squat-Arabesque

#12: Split Squats

#13: Donkey Kick

#14: Plank with Lateral Leg Kicks

#15: Lying Side Leg Raises

#16: One-Legged Glute Bridges

#17: L-sit Lying Side Leg Raises

#18: Plié Squat

#19: Bird Dogs

#20: Step Ups

#21: Supermans

#22: Side Lunges

#23: Butt Burns

#24: Stair Climbing

#25: Hip Thrust

#26: Monster Walks

#27: Squat

#28: Ski Jumps

#29: Cable Kick Backs

#30: Bulgarian Split Squats

#31: Power Knees

#32: Straight Rear Leg Lifts

#33: Hip Extensions

#34: Glute Bridge March

#35: Static Squat Hold

#36: Plank with Leg Raise

#37: Seated Band Abductions

#38: Standing Hip Abductors

#39: Sumo Squat Pulses

#40: Step Back Lunges

#41: Kneeling Squat

#42: Rainbow Rear Leg Lifts

#43: Straight Leg March

#44: Frog Pumps

#45: Scorpion Pumps

#46: Reverse Hyperextensions

#47: Leg Press (with machine)

If you have any exercise requests or feedback about the project, I’d love to hear from you! As always, drop me a line in the comments below.


29 thoughts on “Best Butt Exercises

  • December 21, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Hey Jolie!
    Thanks for all the great information you have on here. I’ve forwarded this site to my wife, she is recently getting into this kind of stuff and i think she would enjoy this quite a bit!

    Keep it up!
    take care,

    • December 22, 2014 at 7:19 am

      Cheers Ryan, and thanks for the positive referral lol!

    • February 19, 2017 at 1:51 am

      Ryan, hopefully you’re doing exercises like this also? ?

      • February 20, 2017 at 12:52 am

        Haha, don’t worry Sarah, I’ve dedicated a whole post to trying to get the male population to focus more on their butts!

  • June 25, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Waaaaaaaaa I am so happy I came across your website lol!! It turns out, with the summer coming, I decided to work on my butt lately … but I didn’t know what exercices I should do except for the famous squats… (which I hate lol). I am very excited to build my new “butt program” using all your exercices!!!!
    Thanks, have a great day

    • June 26, 2015 at 6:07 am

      I also was stuck for any good butt exercises before I started this site! I really hope that you find this butt exercise index useful – thanks for stopping by!

  • July 3, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Great idea making a one stop guide to the best butt exercises!
    I love your content, its so honest and to the point its great.
    Keep it up!


  • January 19, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    I didn’t see kneeling squat up on the list. Maybe it has another name.

    • January 20, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      Thanks Kittycat, I must admit I hadn’t even heard of this one, but it looks perfect for this list! I will add it next. Cheers!!!

  • January 19, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    I love Stair Climbing. I really notice when I go up the stairs in my house I try to consintrate on stepping on the stair with my whole foot and using my glutes to help propel me forward. It really helps. Sometimes I do a kick back up each step to add a little more butt workout, only when no one is around of ciurse. If my family caught me I’d never hear the end of it, ??

    • January 20, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      That’s awesome, love this idea – thanks for sharing!! I’m always after little ways to get a bit of a sneaky butt workout in, so this fits the bill perfectly. I usually already do the stair thing (I like to take them 2 at a time as well), but adding a kickback is genius!

  • February 4, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Hello Jolie,
    Your website is a gem full of information! Thank you very much! I was wonderinghow frequently would you recommend I should exercise? Everyday with a different set of exercise each time?


    • February 7, 2016 at 11:22 am

      Hi Haylee, you’re most welcome! Your comment made my day – I absolutely love comments like this, so thank you so much for taking the time to get in touch! 🙂

      The glutes respond really well to exercise and I have heard that you can train daily with no problems. I do this myself, as there are really no downsides. You could definitely go and pick a random exercise each day if you like, or stick with the same ones if you find some that you can really feel in your butt and like doing! One tip is to try and keep it being a challenge, so be sure to use adequate resistance (weights, or make it harder by doing more reps) each time.

      If you are wanting to try and really build up some muscle in your butt, then you would benefit from doing lower reps and heavy resistance. In this case, you might want to train every alternate day instead, so that you can give your muscles some time to recover (and build up) between training sessions.

      Hope this helps, let me know if you need any more help!

  • April 6, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Your missing the best butt exercise of all on your list.

    • April 7, 2016 at 7:56 am

      Oh Anthony!! You can’t make a comment like that and then not tell me which one you mean! 😛 Please report back as I’d love to add it to the list!

  • April 19, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you for this detailed list of glute activation exercises. Great information and well explained!

    • April 20, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      Wendy – you’re most welcome, thanks for the comment, I love hearing feedback like this!

  • March 14, 2017 at 12:18 am

    OMGoodness!! I am so happy I am here! I LOVE my butt and I need to keep it great for summer and bikinis! I love this site! Thank you!

    • March 14, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks Rachelle! I’m so glad I started this site, it’s comments like these that just keep me motivated to keep my butt in shape (I know, weird, right?! Must be all the positive energy going around!)!

  • March 27, 2017 at 9:28 am


    Awesome website. Was just wondering how many excercises to do each day from the list? Also is it better to leave a day in between before training glutes again.


    • March 28, 2017 at 9:35 am

      Thanks Chantelle! You can do as little or as much as you want from the exercise list. Commbine them together to make a workout that you like, if you fancy. An example might be to do anywhere between 5 minutes to 120 minutes of exercise, whatever suits you really! Of course, the more the better (within reason).
      I’d say for the first week or so that you’re training it might be worthwhile taking a break between glute-workout days, but to be honest in my opinion the glutes can essentially be trained every day without any issues so feel free to work at them every day if you like (unless you’re doing very heavy weight lifting).
      Good luck!

  • March 30, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Thank you for listing all the exercises, however, can you please list the names of specific exercises which should be done by skinny girls to get a better butt?

    • April 30, 2017 at 12:44 am

      Glute bridges all the way (helps build bulk), lunges, and squats are some of my favorite for bulking up those glute muscles!

  • February 28, 2018 at 8:28 am

    So you put Fro Jumps in the first place! Very funny. It even made me laugh. Frog jumps will do nothing to the shape and size of your butt. You simply put in in the first order since it is very easy to perform them and you like it.
    I put 330 lbs on a barbell and do hip thrusts. This is what really works very well. Also, Bulgarian split squats is a great exercise. Recently, I got acquainted with cable kickback and I really loved it. I need a good strap since I always work with heavy weights. I will buy it on Amazon.
    So, please, make changes in the article. Frog jumps should be in the last place!

    • March 1, 2018 at 5:12 am

      Hi Bahtiyar,
      Thanks for the comment! Actually, these exercises aren’t in order of importance or anything… they are just the order which I blogged about them! I may update this list in future to a better system to avoid any confusion. Glute bridges and hip thrusts are actually my favorite glute builders in terms of effectiveness because you can load them up with a barbell like you’ve said!

      At the end of the day though, I think butt exercises are a personal thing that everyone is going to have different preferences on. So it really comes down to trying a few of them and picking out the ones that seem effective to you!

  • April 5, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    This is absolutely outstanding resource for all the girls and ladies who care about their body (back 🙂 Not only that I am going to try some of these but I am going to forward article to my girl friends as well. Many thanks Jolie, a big like for you !

    • April 10, 2023 at 10:38 am

      Thanks for the feedback and your support Sofia!


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