3 Booty Exercises for a Stronger, Super-Toned Butt

3 Booty Exercises for a Stronger, Super-Toned Butt

When it comes to enhancing your lower body strength and achieving that super-toned butt you’ve always wanted, not all exercises are created equal. Understanding and targeting the various butt muscles is crucial for improved strength and a more sculpted appearance. Whether you’re a gym novice or a seasoned workout warrior, focusing on targeted exercises can dramatically improve the strength and appearance of your glute muscles.

Today, we’ll dive into three powerhouse movements that can be key components of your glute workouts: Hip Thrusts, Donkey Kicks, and Hip Abductions, each with a modern twist using handy workout tools like the Nordstick and OmniStrap.

And now, the glute exercises.

1. Hip Thrusts with a Nordstick and Yoga Ball

A favorite among fitness enthusiasts for its effectiveness, the hip thrust specifically targets your gluteus maximus, the largest of the three glute muscles. This exercise not only helps in sculpting your butt but also plays a crucial role in improving overall performance in athletics and daily activities.

How to do it:

  • Position the Nordstick behind your heels, ensuring it is secure.

  • Place your upper back on a Yoga Ball, with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground, hip-width apart.

  • Push through your heels and raise your hips towards the ceiling, an action known as hip extension, which effectively targets the gluteus maximus by engaging it throughout the movement.

  • Hold for a second and then slowly return to the starting position.

Integration into your workout routine:

Incorporate hip thrusts into your leg day routine or your comprehensive lower body workouts. Start with 3 sets of 10-12 repetitions, and as you progress, increase the resistance by adding more weight to the Nordstick or extending the duration of the hold at the top of the movement.

2. Donkey Kicks with the OmniStrap

Donkey kicks are excellent for isolating the posterior chain muscles, specifically the gluteus maximus and gluteus medius. Adding resistance with the OmniStrap amplifies the effectiveness of this already powerful glute workout.

How to do it:

  • Secure the OmniStrap around your foot; attach a dumbbell for added resistance.

  • Get on all fours on a mat, ensuring your knees are cushioned. Your knees should be slightly bent.

  • Keep your core tight and your back straight as you lift your right foot (with the knee bent) towards the ceiling.

  • Ensure your foot pushes upwards rather than your thigh lifting; this keeps the focus on your glutes.

  • Return to the starting position and repeat before switching to the left leg.

  • When performing the exercise with the left foot, ensure to bend the left knee to emphasize balanced strength and development in both glutes.

Integration into your workout routine:

These can be done as part of a circuit training session or within a dedicated glute day in your workout schedule. Aim for 3 sets of 15 repetitions per leg. For beginners, performing the exercise without a dumbbell is advisable, gradually adding weight as you become more comfortable with the movements.

3. Hip Abduction with OmniStrap

Targeting the often-overlooked gluteus medius and gluteus minimus, hip abductions strengthen and tone the sides of your buttocks, aiding in better hip stability and a more defined butt contour.

How to do it:

  • Attach the OmniStrap securely to your feet, adding a dumbbell for more challenge.

  • Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip width, keeping your core engaged.

  • Lift your right leg to the side, maintaining a slight bend in your right knee and the standing leg.

  • Keep the movement controlled, focusing on the abduction motion to engage the right muscles.

  • Slowly lower your leg back to the starting position and repeat before switching to your left leg.

Integration into your workout routine:

Hip abductions can be a great addition to your warm-up or cool-down routines. They’re also effective when included in a lower body workout, particularly for working on muscle imbalances. Perform 2-3 sets of 12-15 reps per side.

Final Thoughts + a FREE Workout Routine

Whether you're looking to build a stronger, more toned butt or simply enhance your lower body strength, incorporating these exercises into your routine can yield significant benefits.

We have an easy-to-follow program designed to help you sculpt your dream booty. You only have to commit 2-3 days in your week to build a stronger, bigger, firmer butt!


Remember, consistency is key. Maintain a regular workout routine, and ensure you're challenging yourself with progressive resistance to keep those gains coming.

Additionally, always consider consulting a certified personal trainer or a physical therapist if you're new to these movements or if you have pre-existing conditions like knee pain. They can provide personalized guidance and modifications to ensure safety and effectiveness throughout your fitness journey.

Embrace these movements, push through the challenges, and watch as your strength and tone transform. Here’s to a stronger, more empowered you!

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