Are you so tired of the squat performance? Are you facing with a knee pain every time when you are trying to perform squats? Then it is time to skip the squats because there are other incredible exercises that will help you to tone your glutes.

Today’s article will introduce to you a workout that is consisted of 5 simple exercises, which are not squats, but are much effective than squats when toning the glutes come to question. All you have to do is just follow the strict details of each exercise and you will feel the first visible results in a short period of time.

Single-Leg Deadlift with Kettlebell

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The first exercise is great in terms of toning the backside and simultaneously engage of the core, hamstrings, and glutes.

Start the exercise by standing on both your feet as you are holding a kettlebell of 20 pound in your left hand. Then raise your right foot off the floor.

As you are keeping your back in a straight position, drive the upper part of your back to the front and lift your left leg simultaneously.

You must pay attention that while performing this movement your right leg is in a line with your body.

At this point the kettlebell should not touch the ground, but be just closely to the ground.

As you are keeping your back in a straight line, return your body in the starting position. As this you have completed one repetition.

If you tend for a greater challenge, while you are performing the exercise try not to touch the ground with your right leg.

Curtsy Lunges

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Start the exercise by standing on both your legs.

Your feet need to be on a distance same as the shoulders. Drive your hands in front of your chest and make sure that they are engaged together.

While you are keeping your hips in a square position, cross your left leg behind you and make a step to the back as you are lowering the left knee towards the ground.

At this point, the right knee needs to stay above your right ankle.

Take a break of 2 seconds and return to the starting position as you are pressing through your right heel.

Make 3 sets of 15 repetitions of the exercise for each side.

Hydrants with Leg Extension

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Start the exercise by placing your body on all your fours.

Your knees should be on a same distance as the hips. Make a movement by raising the left knee towards your left side.

Next, you will have to extend the left foot in a straight position out to the side.

Make a pause of 2 seconds, bend your knee one more time, and return your body to the starting position.

Make 3 sets of 20 repetitions fir each side.


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If you want to work out your tush, then stepping up onto a bench is the perfect exercise for you.

Start the exercise by standing in front of a bench.

You may use a stable chair if you do not have a bench too. Place your right foot on the chair as you are keeping a barbell behind your head, above the level of the shoulders.

Make a movement by stepping on the chair and drive your left knee to the front and up.

In order to return to the starting position, land the foot on the ground. In order to complete one repetition, you will have to switch the legs and make the same movements with the opposite leg too.

Make 3 sets of 20 repetitions of the exercise for each leg.

Bear Plank Leg Lifts

Start the exercise by placing your body into a plank position. Your shoulders need to be placed above your wrists.

Next, bend both your knees, but make sure that you will bend your right knee a little bit more so that the same will form an angle of 90 degrees.

As you are squeezing your glutes, lift your right heel up, positioning the same towards the ceiling as higher as you can.

Then make a pause of 2 seconds and you may return your right knee to the starting position.

Make 3 sets of 15 repetitions of the exercise for each side.