Mar 22, 2008 1:20 AM GMT
This is true right, that in order to build up the glutes squat exercises are the best ? ANy other thoughts and ideas are greatly appreciated guys.
redbull saidwow nycguy thanks for the tip. Id never heard of that one, I will have to try that it sounds awesome.
holyrust saidI've tried them all on myself and clients. Squats only engage the glutes as a support muscle. Try the other stuff for more direct engagement. Lunges and REVERSE lunges are great. The trick is to keep your weight on your heels and lean forward slightly. For a really good one try one-legged squats:
Stand with your back to a bench about two feet away. Hold a barbell on your shoulders - start light! Reach back with one leg and rest that foot on the bench. Now squat with the leg you're standing on. Weight on your heel, hips square, let your body lean forward as you go down to about the level of the bench. Focus on your butt as you do these. Feel it? I thought so. Do them slowly, you'll feel it more.
Let me know what you think.
PS I kid. Spanking only engages the glutes as a support muscle.