Watch NOW To See How To Properly Squat To Grow The Booty (Video is from Fitness Instructor PrettyKeli)
Have you been in a conversation about how squat exercises “make your butt bigger?” Some of us have, some of us have not, but you may be wondering now, what is it about squat exercises that make your butt bigger? First off, let’s begin with a minor anatomy class. The scientific name for what people refer to as the “butt” or the butt muscles, are glutes. When people say glutes, they are actually referencing three separate muscles: the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus, according to the International Sports Sciences Association. The gluteus maximus, also the largest muscle in the body, makes up most of the appearance of the glutes, according to Live Strong.
To answer the question in question as to whether squats can make one’s butt bigger would be a BIG yes. Squatting properly can help enhance your glutes and make those muscles bigger, according to Live Strong. However, conducting squats with proper form is key if you plan on maximizing the development of enhancing your glutes through squatting. We’ll get into proper squat formation later. The statement below from Live Strong details how to maximize your squat exercises formulated to enhance the booty.
“For squats to be effective in building your butt, you have to make sure you’re engaging the glute muscles. Concentrate on squeezing the glute muscles and driving down with your heels as you come up from the squatting position. You must also drop your thighs to parallel, or if your knees are healthy, below parallel, to get your butt to activate. Partial squats, or squats in which you put most of your weight into the balls of your feet, will develop your quadriceps more than your glutes.” -Live Strong
Instructions On Squatting Squat To Enhance The Booty (Live Strong)
“Stand tall with your feet slightly wider than hip-width. Engage your glutes, pull your abdominal muscles in toward your spine and slide your shoulder blades down your back. Bend your knees and hinge your hips back as you lower your butt toward the floor; allow your torso to lean slightly forward. Stop lowering when your thighs are parallel to the ground. Keep your back straight and knees behind your toes. Hold the contraction for one count and then push through your feet to straighten your legs and stand upright.” Live Strong
Sidenote: Doing squats with weights helps enhance your glutes. Ask a professional for more details.
Watch Now To See How To Properly Squat To Grow The Booty ( Video is from Fitness Instructor PrettyKeli)