Three Glute-Shaping Moves That Aren’t Glute Bridges

Any trainer worth his or her salt will tell you that to build a strong behind, you should definitely incorporate glute bridges into your lower-body workouts.

That said, for some, glute bridges can be difficult and tricky, and if done incorrectly, they can irritate the lower back and neck.

But that’s no excuse to train your rear. It’s time to get your booty in gear with these glute-building moves that aren’t glute bridges and that you can do anytime, anywhere—all you need is a pair of dumbbells.

Reverse Lunge and Curl

This two-for-one move from the founders of Tone It Up sculpts your lower body and upper body at the same time.

Works your legs, booty and biceps

Single-Legged Squat

This no-equipment, unilateral move from Cassey Ho not only will work your legs and booty but also will challenge your balance and stability.

Works your legs, booty, core

Hip Hinge (Romanian Deadlift)

Sure, squats are great, but did you know there are so many other movements you can do to work your behind? Don’t believe us? Grab a dumbbell or kettlebell and try this move from Pete McCall.

Works your glutes, hamstrings and adductors

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