Curves really are the new sexy. We better take this one from Maja Salvador, who, not only sports four-pack abs, but also flaunts Instagram-worthy bums. Wonder how to grow the same tush for yourself? Here are five go-to glutes exercises you can do (even at home!) to become cheeky bikini-ready a la the Kapamilya actress.
For this particular exercise, it’s important to engage your hips and not the lower back. To start, face away from a wall with your feet hip-width apart, then touch it with your butt by slowly bending forward. Again, make sure to keep your spine neutral and your knees relaxed. Push back as far as your hamstrings will allow you, then hinge forward while squeezing your glutes as you go back to initial position. Do 15 reps for three sets.
Find a step deck or any high platform at the gym. If you’re working out at home, you can simply use a chair, just make sure that it’s stable. Place your right foot on the step and stand up, making sure to squeeze your glutes at the top. Then, do the same with your left foot. Do 15 reps for each foot for a total of three sets.
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There’s a reason why squats are still popular in the fitness world. To do this exercise, place your feet shoulder-width apart with your toes pointed outward. Engaging your core, lower down your glutes as if you’re sitting on an imaginary chair. Then, using your heels, push back up to return to initial position. Again, make sure to squeeze your glutes at the top. Do 20 reps for three sets.
With your upper body straight and core engaged, step one foot forward and bend your knees to a 90-degree angle. (Make sure the other knee isn’t touching the floor!) Then, do the same to the other foot. Do 15 reps for each foot for a total of three sets.
With your back flat on the ground and your knees hip distance apart, lift your hips and squeeze your glutes at the top. Hold for three seconds then slowly return to the floor. You can also do this with weights (as seen below). Just make sure you have a bench to support your back. Do these for 20 reps for three sets.