Squats: Have You Mastered All 4 Levels?
You probably didn't need to start with back squats, and you certainly don't have to finish there. Master these progressions and own the lift.
Real Men Train Their Glutes
Want a stronger, more powerful body? You need a strong butt. Glute-specific training isn't just for the girls. Here's your man-plan.
Tip: The Bottoms-Up RDL
Build your glutes with this Romanian deadlift variation.
Tip: The Brutal Booty Burnout
Add this nasty finisher to your glute or leg day. The pump will be unreal.
Tip: The Deadlift for a Bigger, Better Butt
Smoke your entire lower body, especially your glutes. Try this.
Tip: Half Your Butt is Weak and Funny Looking
Are your glutes balanced or is one side weaker? Here's how to find out, and how to fix it.
Tip: The Cure for MPA
Male Pancake Ass: It's a terrible condition to have. And squats and deadlifts can't fix the problem by themselves. Here's what will.
Tip: The Curtsy Lunge
Nail your glutes and challenge your overall mobility, stability, and strength with this lunge variation.
Question of Power 1
In his new column, Coach Carter tackles glute building for dudes, deadlift frequency, lat work for big guys, and benching for non-powerlifters.
No Weights, Big Wheels
Drop your regular leg-day workout and try this for 8 weeks. If you can take the pain, your quads, hams, and glutes will explode. In a good way.
Tip: Fight Dead Butt Syndrome
Chances are if you're over 30 that backside of yours is starting to look like two gluten-free pancakes, even if you train. Here's why and how to fix it.
Tip: 6 Butt Exercises You Gotta Try
If you're only doing squats, deads, and lunges for hip and glute strength, you're leaving gains on the table. Try these.
Tip: The Straight-Fire Glute Exercise
Yeah, these are gonna burn. But in a good way that builds your butt.
Tip: The Butt Muscle You're Missing
Strengthen this part of your glutes and you'll improve your squats and deadlifts. You might even relieve some lower back pain.
Tip: Upgrade Your Hip Thrust
Strong glutes make your whole body stronger. Also, having a nice butt is, well, nice. Try this twist on the now-classic hip thrust.
Leg Day in the Smith Machine
If you think the Smith machine isn't functional and doesn't build muscle, you're in for a surprise. Your legs are probably tiny too.
Tip: Bent Over Lateral Raise, Back Extension Machine
This targets the glutes, hamstrings, postural muscles and, of course, the rear delts.
Tip: GHR Bent Over Lateral Raise
This is a true multi-functional exercise. It not only works the rear delts, but it nails the entire posterior chain from head to toe.
Tip: Angled, Unilateral Romanian Deadlift
This RDL variation, using a barbell placed in a corner, really nails your glutes.