First, we’ll go over some things you need to know in order to actually grow your butt and then at the end, I’ll give you 3 complete booty building workouts for you to try!
1. LESS SQUATS MORE….
Okay, you don’t need to squat less often technically. But you do need to be doing more of other compound and isolated movements along with your squats.
The internet probably has you thinking the easiest way to get a bigger butt fast is by doing a ton of squats.
Squats are a compound move, meaning they work multiple muscle groups at the same time. You should also be doing isolation moves – aka moves that work just your glutes.
Glute isolation movements are things like kickbacks and clams.
If I could only recommend ONE exercise to grow your butt, it would be HIP THRUSTS!
2. ACTIVATE YOUR GLUTES FIRST.
When I started beginning my butt workouts with glute activation movements, it was a game-changer.
What are glute activation movements? It’s basically a warm-up specifically for your butt.
The reason you want to be doing these is to get the blood flowing to those muscles, loosen the muscles up, and to make the mind muscle connection.
Mind muscle connection sounded like nonsense to me when I first heard it, but once you do it, you get it and it makes all the difference.
Any movement you do, there are primary muscles and secondary muscles.
A common problem that people face when trying to get a bigger butt fast by working out is that they are using their butt as the secondary muscle, instead of the primary.
In the most simplistic explanation, the mind-muscle connection is focusing on making your glutes the primary muscle responsible for completing a movement.
This means when you are doing your glute workout and the activation movements that we’ll go over below, you want to really concentrate and make sure you feel most of the effort coming from your glutes and really flexing those muscles at the peak of the movement.
So what are glute activation exercises?
They’re any of the same exercises you would do during your butt workout, but you do them a bit differently. When doing glute activation moves you want to:
Only use body weight.
Preform the exercise slowly.
Focus on your form.
Squeeze/flex your glutes.
Concentrate on primarily using your glute muscles.
3. LIFT AS HEAVY AS POSSIBLE.
If you want a bigger or more toned booty, you have to grow your glute muscles – aka your booty muscles.
Your butt is just a big ol muscle (well, group of muscles, but that’s beside the point).
Everyone wants to know how to get a bigger butt fast.
There’s only one way to get a bigger butt naturally, and that’s by growing that muscle.
The truth is, growing muscle takes time.
Anyone that tells you differently is trying to sell you lies and essentially waste your time.
To grow any muscle, you have to lift heavy. I mean heavy, heavy. It should be as heavy as you are capable of doing, without hurting yourself of course.
Some exercises are easy to add weight to, like squats. Others you have to be a little bit more creative.
Even if they provide an ankle strap, have the foot holster is a serious game-changer.
A full list of exercises for a bigger butt can be found at the end of this post!
4. CHANGE IT UP!
If you do the same exercises over and over, you’re body is going to get used to it.
Your booty is made up of 3 main muscles: gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and the gluteus minimus.
Different exercises will have a different focus for these areas.
You want to switch up your workouts often! Do different moves to target each group and challenge your muscles.
The key to getting a bigger butt fast is to find the perfect balance of switching up your workouts, but also repeating exercise so that you can progress with them.
If you find it difficult to come up with a plan that will challenge each of these muscle groups AND continually change up your workouts frequently enough, try out my Glute Building Workout & Diet Plan!
5. EAT MORE.
If you read my Macros for Weight Loss post, you know that to lose weight, you need to burn more than you consume.
BUT here’s something a lot of people don’t want to hear: to get a bigger butt fast, I mean really grow that booty muscle them, you need to eat in surplus.
That means you need to do the opposite, eat more calories than your burning.
If you’ve ever heard someone say they’re “bulking”, this is what they’re talking about. They’re eating in a calorie surplus in order to grow their muscles.
If your butt isn’t growing, there’s a good possibility you’re not eating enough.
Most people don’t want to hear this, because they want a big ol booty and little tiny waist – and they want them at the same time.
Those things are (unfortunately) contradictory.
Growing your butt requires a caloric surplus, while trimming your waist requires a deficit.
This is why you hear about bulking and cutting phases. You need to break those up into dedicated extended segments of time in your life. Devote some time (months) to eating a surplus to grow your butt, then dedicate some time to eating in a deficit to shed the extra fat and reveal your waist.
It’s important that you eat clean during both of these phases for best results.
Some people hear bulking and decide to make this time a free for all eating extravaganza.
While I definitely give myself some more leniency here, it’s important to still hit your macros. Protein in particular, but we’ll get to that shortly/
Protein powder is commonly taken immediately following a workout because the protein helps repair and build your muscles.
Solid food takes longer to break down and get the protein to your muscles as opposed to only about 30 minutes for a protein powder supplement.
Whey protein is by far the most common type that people take. Whey is a protein found in milk that contains all 9 essential amino acids.
If you are a vegan, there are also plant based proteins that come from peas, rice, hemp, etc. or some combination of those.
Another thing to look for in your protein is if it is a concentrate or an isolate.
Concentrates are less processed, but that actually means they contain more lactose and fat and are only about 80% protein.
Isolates have additional filtering done and are about 90% protein. Isolates are better if you’re trying to gain muscle and not just mass. It’s also the better option for you if you’re drinking whey and are lactose intolerant. Isolates also typically cost more.
Hydro whey is a further refining, but for simplicity, we’ll stick to concentrates and isolates.
BIGGER BUTT FAST WORKOUT PLAN
Below is a sample of a one-week workout plan to get a bigger butt fast.
If you’re interested in how I got my results, this is the exact diet and exercise plan I followed. It’s 8 weeks long and has everything you need to achieve the same results:
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If you aren’t sure how to perform any of the movements below or what they are, YouTube is an amazing source for seeing the correct form.
Another question I get often is, how can I get a bigger butt fast at home?
Any of the workouts below can be done at home to grow your butt!
If you’re unsure how to do a move, copy the name of the exercise into YouTube with the words “at home” at the end.
Supersets mean that you perform the movement immediately after each other without a break. For example. you’d do 10 reps of exercise A then immediately do 10 reps of exercise B – Then take your rest period and continue on to the next set.
Add weight to any move to increase difficulty.
BIGGER BUTT WORKOUT 1 (MONDAY):
4 sets of 12: Hip Thrusts
3 sets of 1 minute: Lateral Squat Walks
3 sets of 10: Nordic Hamstring Curls
4 sets of 12: Lateral Thigh Raises on the Floor
4 sets of 15 (each leg): Glute kickbacks
6: 4 sets of 12: Sumo squats
BIGGER BUTT WORKOUT 2 (THURSDAY):
3 sets of 12: Glute Bridges
3 sets of 10: Glute kickbacks
3 sets of 12 (each leg): Split Squat with Dumbbells
4 sets of 10: Back squats with Dumbbells
4 sets of 8: Deadlifts
4 sets of 15: Sumo squats with weight
BIGGER BUTT WORKOUT 3 (SATURDAY):
(Superset) 4 sets of 12: Single Leg Glute Bridges x Deadlifts
4 sets of 15 each leg: Step Ups
(Superset) 4 sets of 10: Jump Squats x Straight Leg Kickbacks (each leg)
4 sets of 10: Good Mornings
(Superset) 4 sets of 10: Front lunges x Curtsy Squats