Every part of your body is amazing. But do you know what’s more amazing? A bigger and firmer butt!

Don’t see this post as something directed only to those with flat behind (Oops, no offense meant!). If you’re blessed with a nice booty, you can take it to the next level by increasing the mass of your glutes — and there’s nothing wrong with that!

We have here five strength training exercises that are very effective in helping you achieve the butt of your dreams!

Heads up: since they are for strength training and are more advanced than other butt-growing exercises, weights are necessary.

1. Dumbbell Single-leg Glute Bridge

A harder variation of the glute bridge, the dumbbell single-leg glute bridge mainly concentrates on your core, glutes, and thighs. It is among the best glute activation exercises, so you can really expect to make your glutes bigger and toner with this move.

To do dumbbell single-leg glute bridges:

  • Lie on your back with knees bent and a dumbbell lying on top of your pelvic area and your hands holding it.
  • Lift your right leg at around 30-degree angle to the floor while your left foot remains flat on the ground.
  • Using your left foot, push your hip up as high as possible.
  • Stay in the position for a second before returning to the starting position.
  • Perform 3 sets of 15 reps. Repeat on the other side.

2. Dumbbell Flat-leg Lift

Although this looks like your ordinary thigh workout, the dumbbell flat-leg lift is a sure way to work your glutes and feel the burn in the area. It strengthens the muscles of the thigh and butt for a bigger, firmer look.

To do dumbbell flat-leg lifts:

  • Lie facedown with both feet extended and hands clasped under your chin so that your face and neck and raised from the floor.
  • Place a 10- to 15-lb dumbbell in the middle of your right hamstring and hold it in place by squeezing with your calves.
  • Slowly lift your right leg as high as possible.
  • Stay in the position for a second before returning to the starting position.
  • Perform 3 sets of 20 reps. Repeat on the other side.

3. Barbell Squat

Think about how a simple squat exercise can make your glutes bigger and firmer. Now, add some weights to it and tadah — it has become an even better workout for your butt!

Much like regular squats but with higher intensity, barbell squats engage various muscle groups such as the core and upper and lower body, thereby working and toning them. Also, this exercise particularly targets your thighs and glutes.

To do barbell squats:

  • Stand with feet under the bar and grip it with your hands.
  • Lift the bar into the high-bar position so that it rests at the base of the neck. Make sure to keep your chest lifted and your elbows down.
  • Take a deep breath as you slowly lower your body for a squat until your thighs are in line with the floor.
  • Stay in the position for a second before gently returning to the standing position.
  • Perform 3 sets of 20 reps.

4. Sumo Deadlift Squat

A more intensified version of regular squats, the sumo deadlift squat is a great exercise for the core, hips, glutes, and legs, toning and strengthening them.

To do sumo deadlift squats:

  • Stand with a wide stance, toes turned out, and a weight in each hand and resting on your thighs.
  • Bend your knees slightly as you shift your hips back and bring your torso forward until your upper body is parallel to the ground.
  • Simultaneously extend your arms and lower the weights toward the floor.
  • Stay in the position for a second before returning to the starting position.
  • Perform 3 sets of 20 reps. Repeat on the other side.

5. Side Lunge Swing

The last exercise on this list is the side lunge swing, which is perfect for opening and strengthening your hips while working your glutes and leg muscles.

To do side lunge swings:

  • Stand with your feet together, right hand holding a weight that lies on the right thigh, and left hand on the hip.
  • Move your right leg to the right as far as you comfortably can, toes forward.
  • Bend your right knee at a 90-degree angle until your right thigh is parallel to the ground as you lower the weight.
  • Push your right leg off to return to the starting position to complete a rep.
  • Perform 3 sets of 20 reps. Repeat on the other side.

Strength training is critical if you want to build muscle mass and strengthen your muscles. Lifting weights can intimidate you, but remember that it’s one of the most effective ways to help you achieve your butt goals.

How about you? What are the butt-growing secrets you “secretly” do? Share with us in the comments below; we’ll never tell anyone! 😉

5 Super Booty Workouts For Big Beautiful Butt