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3 Great At-Home Glute Exercises

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Exercises for glutes are popular requests in workout routines at the gym for women. Glute exercises can also be done at home!  Many of the workout routines women love can be modified to be performed at home in the comfort of your own home. Many of the workouts for personal trainers to use can be found on workout software and online to help inspire workout sessions for home use. Here are 3 great at-home glute exercises you can try today:

  1. Squats. Squats are versatile in working the glute muscles and can be performed a variety of different ways to make them more challenging or to work a different range of muscle groups. Squats can be performed using a workout ball exercise stability program. Leaning up against the wall with your back firmly planted into the workout ball allows great motion and a deeper squat to really work your glutes with more intensity. Squats can also be done in isometric training lowering just a few inches and pulse it until full fatigue.  Squats can also be made high impact by adding a jump – Jump Squats – to work both your glute muscles and cardiovascular fitness at the same time.
  2. Lunges. Lunges help work the glute muscles and the larger leg muscles that support them to give your entire legs a toned look. Lunges can also be modified to add challenge by adding tools or equipment to exercise. Lunges using your body weight alone can be a great starting place for beginners. Adding body bars, dumbbells, and resistance bands can used to make the movement more challenging. You can even travel with your lunges and perform walking lunges for a full range of motion that challenges your entire lower half of the body.
  3. Bridges. Glute bridges are performed on your back with your legs bent at the knees and feet firmly placed with soles to the ground. Use your glute muscles to lift up your pelvic area to form a bridge while squeezing the glutes at the top of the bridge and then releasing back to neutral position. Bridges not only strengthen your glutes, but help strengthen the core muscles as well while they work to stabilize your bridge. Bridge exercises are also used to increase functional fitness and to tone the mid and lower sections of your body.  

These are just a few glute exercises that you can easily do at home. Download workouts for personal trainers or use fitness apps to get more inspiration on glute exercises that you can do at home.  Personal trainers can help demonstrate how to perform a variety of different glute exercises and they can watch your form to help you if you are struggling to do them correctly. There are a variety of exercises to choose from so don’t delay and start toning today! 

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