Here are the 19 Best Glute Exercises and Workouts of All Time (The Definitive Guide)

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Want tighter, firmer glutes?

Heck, even I do, but (no pun intended) mostly for performance purposes like jumping higher and having greater overall strength and power.

In my opinion, there’s nothing sexier than rock solid glutes that sit well in any pair of pants (not just yoga pants). Plus, your glutes play a crucial role in supporting your lower back. In fact, I consider them the “abs of your back”.

If you choose to add these 19 glute exercises into your workouts, your lower body will have better shape and be able to produce more power (which is good for overall performance). I’ll even give you a few different glute workout ideas to help you do just that… so keep reading.

Before jumping into these workouts, I feel it’s my duty to help you understand how the glutes actually work. This is important because your “butt” isn’t just one big muscle.

Your “gluteal” muscles are actually 3 distinct muscles that each play a different role and are activated to differing degrees based on your body position, exercise used, and its range of motion. This will be important to understand once we get into what I believe are the 19 best glute exercises down below.

The 19 Best Glute Exercises of All Time

If you only did these 19 exercises, your glutes would be in amazing shape. There’s no need to use silly exercise machines to train your glutes. These 12 “smart” glute exercises are the best of the best.

Exercises for the Gluteus Maximus:

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