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

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7. Step Ups

Step-ups are like doing a 1-leg squat. In fact, many Eastern bloc powerlifters have moved away from exclusively doing back squats to doing more step-ups because of how beneficial they are for developing single leg strength without the stress on your back.

How to do it:

You can do step-ups with either a barbell over your shoulders or while holding dumbbells. I’ll describe the latter here.

Stand up straight while holding a dumbbell on each hand. Keep your shoulders back and down and arms solid as they hold the weights. You should feel like a cement block from your waist-up.

Place the heel of your right foot on the box or bench. Step up by pushing into your right heel and driving yourself up in a standing position atop the box/bench. Step down and repeat with other leg.

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