Dumbell Glute Exercises
Everyone wants firm glutes. You have to exercise and eat right to get them though. For the best results you should incorporate both cardiovascular, and also strength training. This way you can shed the pounds and tone the muscle. Exercises like lunges, stair climbing, and walking are all good for shaping, and firming your glutes. Alot of exercises that are for the glutes are done with your own bodyweight, but when you hold dumbells it adds resistance and intensity to the exercise. This makes them more effective. When I want to increase my metabolism, I add intensity.
Step ups are a great glute exercise. To get ready to perform them you just stand in front of a bench holding a pair of dumbells. Turn your hands so that they are facing in towards your body. Spread your feet about hip distance apart. Keep your back straight, lead with your good foot up on the bench, Press up up with the foot that is on the ground, and stand up on the bench, and step down one foot at a time. Perform this for reps. These are good to use in interval cardio workouts.
Dumbell deadlifts are a really good way to hit the glutes. This is an uncommon, and overlooked way to do deadlifts, but it is a great targeting exercise for the glutes. Grab a pair of dumbells that are pretty heavy, and hold them at your sides, palms in. Bend at the knees, keeping your back straight, until the dumbells touch the floor. Press with your hamstrings and glutes at the beginning of the movement, and stand straight at the end.