10 Types of Squats Exercise You Should Be Doing For A Better Butt
Squats are like the LBD of your butt and leg day workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your bod look pretty amazing.
But they’re not just great for your booty: They strengthen pretty much every muscle in your lower body, including your thighs, core, calves, glutes, hamstrings, and abs. (Damn!)
Starting with the basics, here’s how to do a classic squat:
First, stand as tall as you can with your feet spread shoulder-width apart. Lower your body as far as you can by pushing your hips back and bending your knees. Push yourself back to the starting position while squeezing your glutes. That’s one rep.
While standard squats are great and all, just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade on this classic move that offers major results, try these nine other squat variations.
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1. MINI BAND SQUAT
How to: Stand tall with your feet shoulder-width apart and a mini band looped around your calves. Lower your body as far as you can by pushing your hips back and bending your knees. Pause, then push yourself back to starting position. That’s one rep.
2. GOBLET SUMO SQUAT
How to: Grasp the head of a heavy dumbbell and hold it in front of your chest. Set your feet at about twice shoulder-width, your toes turned out slightly. Lower your body down by pushing your hips back and bending your knees. Pause, then slowly push yourself back to the starting position. That’s one rep.