9 Butt Moves That Are Far Better Than Squats
5. Heel lifted squat
Stand with your feet hip-width apart, one heel lifted. Keeping your core tight and your movements controlled, push your hips back and lower your tush toward the floor. Keep the standing knee from extending over your toes. Press into your heel and return to starting position. Repeat for 1 minute before switching heels.
6. Bear plank leg lifts
Start in a plank position, both knees slightly bent. Bend one knee to a 90-degree angle, flex your foot, and kick that leg up towards the ceiling as high as you can go. Pause and lower leg. Repeat for 1 minute before switching legs.
7. Single leg dead lift
Stand with your feet hip-width apart, your right foot a few inches in front of your left. The left knee should be slightly bent. Tighten your core and fold forward slowly, keeping your left foot in line with your spine. Touch the floor with both hands, the return to standing. Repeat for 1 minute before switching sides.
8. Sumo squats to calf raise
Start standing with feet about twice hip-width apart, hands on your hips, toes pointed slightly outward. Keeping your core tight, lower your hips until your thighs are parallel to the ground, then raise both heels off the floor. Lower your heels and raise your hips back up. Repeat.
9. Squat to sumo
Start standing with feet hip-width apart, hands on your hips, toes forward. Keeping your core tight, sink back into a squat. Press into your heels and pulse slightly as you turn your toes and knees outward to about a 45-degree angle, then back to starting position.
Those are considered to be the 9 best butt exercises that are better than regular squats. Some of us, like myself, may prefer a routine that doesn’t include squats in any variation. I would replace the squats with another exercise such as the single leg forward reach, the superman, or the standing booty kick. All of which are exercises that work your butt, but are easy on the knees. For those looking for a new booty workout, with maybe just a variation on the average squat. This is a great routine, guaranteed to whip that butt into shape.