It’s April — do you know what that means? Memorial Day will be here before you know it, and we’re all going to want to (hopefully) get out to the beach this summer. Time to tone up those glutes with these tips from the archives!
Doing seemingly millions of squats and machine exercises at the gym to firm up your behind, but can’t get the results you want? You may be working hard enough, but what you’re doing might require some adjustment. Here is a self-assessment, courtesy of Health:
- Your form. This is likely the biggest culprit. Have a friend record your moves and compare it against proper form online.
- You aren’t activating your glutes. This relates to form, but also speaks to the amount of time most of us spend sitting. Try warming up with glute bridges.
- You’re going too light. If you can do a set of 10 without feeling like you’re pushing through on the last couple of repetitions, you probably need to increase your weight.
You can get the strong glutes you want!
– Dan Mulcahey