Your glutes, hips and thighs includes some of the most important, and powerful, muscles in the human body. In fact, your lower body includes the biggest muscle in the body - Your butt, also known as the gluteus maximus. The gluteus maximus is the most visible gluteal muscle, but there are two very important muscles underneath it: the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. That means your glutes work every time you stand up, walk or run up the stairs and jog, just to name a few. Aside from wanting a firm, shapely butt, it's important to train your lower body simply because they're involved in so many movements.
The difference between buns of steel and buns of, well, pants are these 10 bum-blasting exercises. We tried 'em — now it's your turn. Get moving! This is an awesome way to relieve tension in your lower back and work your butt at the same time. A cushy mat will keep your tailbone from crying afterward.
Your own personal trainer wherever you are! This workout is developed and demonstrated by a certified personal trainer, and spending just minutes a day can strengthen and tone your butt and legs. The routine's simple interface, complete with video and timer, allows you to easily follow along and understand each exercise. Daily Workouts now also has Pilates, stretch, kettlebell and ball workouts and more!
You've likely heard many times over the many benefits of exercising when you're expecting — and that includes maintaining your lower body strength. Regularly practicing the right butt and leg exercises can strengthen the muscles that help support the extra weight you're carrying, helping to minimize any back and other aches and pains you may experience and make your nine-month journey feel more like a walk in the park than a grueling uphill trek. And the same goes for recovery after baby arrives: A strong, fit physique can make it that much easier to snap back into shape.