Your glutes, hips and thighs includes some of the most important, and powerful, muscles in the human body. Aside from wanting a firm, shapely butt, it’s important to train your lower body simply because they’re involved in so many movements. Sit, stand, squat and walk and your glutes are working, and think about how many times you do that in one day.
Exercising your legs & butt correctly is the most important thing you can do to achieve those toned legs. Our 4-week exercise programs involves the three main muscle groups: the glutes, thighs, and legs.
If you were to survey a handful of women about the areas they’d most like to tone, the butt and thighs would probably rate highly. And while looking fantastic from behind is always appealing, a strong butt and thighs are really important for overall fitness and stability.
Can you build glutes without increasing the size of your thighs? If you keep doing squats and lunges and keep increasing your strength, your quadriceps will continue to grow. If you keep increasing your strength with all hamstring exercises, your hamstrings will continue to grow.
Good to know: if you want your legs to stop growing, you have to stop increasing your strength during these exercises. The stronger you get the more muscle mass you get. So to make your legs stop growing, you have to stop getting stronger during leg day.
If you want to grow your booty, you have to activate those muscles in the right way. How? You have to get stronger and make constant progress during glute exercises.
Strengthening the butt and thighs can reduce back pain, improve posture, strengthen your pelvis and reduce knee and ankle strain. Incorporating exercises that target the lower body also increases overall body strength and function to support daily movements such as bending, lifting, twisting and moving.
The exercises we’ve selected are fantastic for tightening and toning your bottom and thighs and can be done from the comfort of your own home.