Buttocks (Gluteus Maximus) Exercises

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Exercises


Lateral Trunk Muscles with the Pilates Ball
Summary

This exercise is a great way to target the lateral trunk muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Pilates Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Lateral Trunk Muscles with the Foam Roller
Summary

This exercise is a great way to target the lateral trunk muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Foam Roller
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Glute Bridges on the Balance Board
Summary

This is a great exercise for strengthening the glutes (buttocks).

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Balance Board
  • Categories: Strength
"The Swimmer" on the Balance Board
Summary

This exercise is good for increasing overall back strength.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Neck, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Balance Board
  • Categories: Core
Side Plank on the Balance Board
Summary

This exercise works well for increasing low back strength and stability.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Balance Board
  • Categories: Core
Squats on the Balance Board
Summary

This exercise will help train balance as well as leg strength.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Quads, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Balance Board
  • Categories: Strength, Balance
Lunges with the Balance Board
Summary

This is a challenging and fun thigh and glute exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Hamstrings, Quads, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Balance Board
  • Categories: Strength, Balance
Glute (Hip Abductor) Exercise
Summary

This is a great beginner exercise for strengthening your glutes.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Pilates
The Swimmer
Summary

This is a good exercise for the whole back and glutes.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Upper, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Glute (Buttocks) Stretch
Summary

This exercise requires a little balance. You can also do this with your buttocks against a wall or holding onto a chair or something stable.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: None
  • Categories: Stretches
Thigh and Buttocks Exercise with an Exercise Ball
Summary

A great exercise for the back of the thighs and the buttocks.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Alternating Bridge on the Exercise Ball
Summary

This is a good exercise for the low back, buttocks, and hamstrings.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Side Star Plank from Elbow
Summary

This exercise is very effective for targeting the core stabilizing muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Side, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Glutes (Buttocks)
Summary

This is a very simple exercise to strengthen the glutes.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength
Gluteal (Buttocks) & Outer Thigh Exercise with Exercise Band
Summary

This exercise targets the gluteus medius (deeper buttocks muscle) muscle.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Outer Thigh - Hip, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength

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