Every girl wants a nice butt. Hey, every guy does too, even though they might not admit it. The booty is an object of admiration and even a topic of conversation, if you’re hanging out at the gym. I can’t count the amount of times I’ve heard someone say “I just wish I had a booty,” or “how can I build a butt?” And there are some amazing exercises for working your glutes, but that’s not the only component when it comes to getting a perky butt.
Your glutes are just one part of the posterior chain, and there are some muscles in that area that are often neglected, but can make a huge difference in getting that butt to look a little bit more perky.
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It’s time to talk hamstrings, and why they’re so important.
Your hamstrings are the long muscles running down the backs of your legs, connecting your glutes down to your calves. And while much of the emphasis in the fitness world is place don the Gluteus Maximus, developing strong hamstrings will improve your legs and butt aesthetically and promote balance between the front and the back of the body.
They can be a tricky muscle to hit, but do it right and you’ll see your glutes perk up – you know, right in the lovely little area where your butt kind of just turns into your leg? Get those hamstrings involved and you’ll see that area tighten up nicely!
There are many exercises that specifically target the hamstrings, but here are my favorites. Don’t try to rush through these movements, but instead get a full range of motion and employ control, working a tempo.