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Five Best Exercises For Growing Glutes | Myprotein Masterclass

Five Best Exercises For Growing Glutes | Myprotein Masterclass
Emily Wilcock
Content Executive2 years ago
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Myprotein Masterclass is the series dedicated to helping you master your movements in the gym, using expert advice from the pros. 

In this episode, Calvin Crooks talks through the best exercises for growing your glutes and Simone Farrington demonstrates them. They talk all things technique, form and how many reps and sets to do depending on your goals. There’s one thing we know for sure, incorporate these exercises into your next leg day and you’ll feel the burn. 


The workout 

Lying hamstring curl 

  1. Lie on the bench 
  2. Place your chest firmly on the bench 
  3. Hold onto the handlebars 
  4. Make sure the pad rests just above your ankle 
  5. For building muscle, focus on one leg at a time 

Tip: tempo is very important for building muscle and toning 


Leg press 

  1. Climb on and sit down 
  2. Place your back firmly against chair 
  3. Make sure your feet are shoulder width apart in the middle of the platform 
  4. Unlock the safety catch and bend your knees 
  5. Push yourself up through your heels 
  6. Bring your knees in to your chest and then extend again 

Sumo squats 

  1. Place your feet wider than shoulder width distance apart 
  2. Turn them outwards slightly 
  3. Keep your chest up and your shoulders relaxed 
  4. Perform a squat and drive up through your heels 
  5. Breathe out on the way up 

Split squat 

  1. Place your leg on to a bench at a 90-degree angle 
  2. Put your hands together and lunge down to perform a rep 
  3. To challenge yourself, hold the position at the bottom of the movement 

Tip: This can be performed with just bodyweight, or with a weight or a booty band if you like a challenge. 


Step up 

  1. All you need is a bench or a platform 
  2. Place one leg on the platform  
  3. Step up, driving your opposite knee forward 

Tip: Ensure a steady tempo for maximum engagement – if you speed up too much you can’t target the muscles that you want 


Take home message 

The pros have spoken. Our glute day is sorted. Just remember tempo, squeeze, engage and you’re good to go. 

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Emily Wilcock
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After completing an internship with Myprotein, Emily returned to university to finish her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Marketing. With experience in lifestyle writing, Emily aims to entertain and educate through her work. Her focuses include recipes, real and inspiring stories, and working with writers to help provide easy-to-digest evidence-based research. Her work on recipes has been previously featured in The Supplement magazine, with a particular focus on high-protein, nutritious meals, plus advice on how to properly fuel your body. Outside of work, Emily’s top priority is food. She’s a self-professed star baker and a connoisseur of all things baked. In her spare time, she’s either cooking up a storm, our looking out for the opportunity to try out Manchester’s newest restaurants. But as a huge fan of carbs, if it’s not pasta or pasta-adjacent, she’s not interested. If she’s not in the kitchen, she’s tucked up with a book for an early night, or you’ll find her in the gym working up a sweat. Afterall, all those carbs require quite the appetite.