Everybody desires for a good looking and toned butt, but not everybody knows how to do that. 90% of the people think that the squat exercise is the best way to achieve their dream, but that is not true. The truth is that the squats are a boring exercise and they are very awful and hard. Not everybody can preform the squat exercise, especially for the ones that are suffering from knee problems. There are many other exercises that you can preform to tone your butt and make it look good. That is why we will show you a couple of exercises that you can preform at home, and they are a perfect replacement for the squat exercise as well.
Top 8 Exercises that are Better than Squats
1. Hydrants with Leg Extension
Go down on all four, in a baby crawl position, make sure your wrists are aligned with your shoulders and your knees are hip-width apart. Then lift your right knee towards the ceiling, and extend the foot to the side as well. Before you bring your knee down, hold it for a second. Do this motion for a minute, and then do it with the other leg as well.
2. Single Leg Glute Bridge
Lay down on the floor, bend your knees and your feet should be close to your butt. Then raise one leg in the air and keep it straight, squeeze through your glutes and lift your butt and hips off the ground. Then go back to the floor, but make sure you don’t touch it, keep up the motion for a minute as well, and do it with the other leg too.
3. Crusty Lunges
Stand straight, your feet should be hip-width apart. Put your hands on your hips and then bring one leg crossed behind you by lifting it straight sideways. Make sure you bend your knee, but do not touch the ground. Then push and straighten your knee to bring yourself in the starting position. Preform the exercise for 1 minute and then switch legs.
Go down on all fours, make sure your wrists are aligned with your shoulders and your knees hip-width apart. Extend your right leg behind you, your toe should be pointed upward, then put it on the right side, then raise it to make a rainbow motion, and tap the floor on the other side of your left leg. Then bring it in the starting position, keep up the motion for a minute and do it with the other leg as well.
5. Bear Plank Leg Lifts
Go down in a plank position, and bend your knees a little bit. Then make a 90 degree angle with one of your knees and kick up in the air with that leg towards the ceiling, and make sure you raise it as much as you can. Once you’ve reached the maximum hold it for a second and bring it down. Preform the exercise for 1 minute and then do it with the other leg as well.
6. Heel Lifted Squat
Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart. One of your heels should be off the floor. Control your movements and tighten your core, and go down just like you do a squat. Hold your hands in front of you. Keep that motion up for about a minute and do it with the other heel as well.
7. Squat to Sumo
Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart, hold a dumbbell in your hands. Make sure your ankles are aligned with your knees, and your toes are pointing towards outside. Go down in a squat position and push to go back up. Your feet should be making a 45 degree angle.
8. Single Leg Dead Lift
Also stand tall, with your feet hip-width apart, but this time place your left foot a little bit in front of the other one. Also bend your right knee a little bit and keep your core tight. Align your left foot with the spine and use both of your hands to touch the ground and then stand back up. Repeat this for 1 minute and switch legs.