3 Band Exercises for Great Glutes

Bands and buns are a great combination. (When I talk about glutes or a butt, I use the word buns) When it comes to sculpting better buns, grab a band.   Bands are great for home workouts, at gym or when you travel. Check out these 3 amazing exercises that will have your buns burning.

Band Step Out

Grab a band and place it under the arch of each foot. Then cross the band and rest your hands in your hip sockets. The exercise starts with your feet hip width apart and weight in the heels. Slightly bend the knees and step your right foot out to the side. Step back in so that your foot is back in the starting position. With each step, make sure your toes point straight ahead. The tighter you pull the band, the more resistance you will have.  You will feel this exercise on the outside of your hips.

Start with one set of 15 repetitions with each foot. Work on increasing to 25 repetitions on each side and doing two to three sets.

 

Band Step Out Finish Band Step Out Start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band Kick Back

This exercise is performed in the quadruped position with your knees under hips and hands under your shoulders.   Take the loop end of the band and put it around your right foot and place the two handles or ends of the band under your hands. Without moving your body, kick your right leg straight back. Return to the starting quadruped position. Adjust the tension of the band to increase or decrease the difficulty of this exercise.

Start with one set of 10 repetitions with each foot. Work on increasing to 20 repetitions on each side and doing two to three sets.

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Band Resisted Hip Bridge

Start lying on your back with feet hip distance apart and knees bent at about a 45-degree angle. Adjust your hips to a neutral position to alleviate any arching in your lower back. Place the band across your hipbones. Hold the band down with hands along the sides of your body. Contract your abs and squeeze your glutes to lift your hips up off the ground. Stop when your thighs, hips and stomach are in a straight line. Lower you hips back down to the ground.

Start with one set of 15 repetitions. Work on increasing to 25 repetitions and doing two to three. Another variation of this exercise is to hold the hip bridge position. Start with a 30 second hold and work up to holding for 60 seconds.

Hip Bridge Start

Hip Bridge Finish