Everyone wants a nice toned tush, but not everyone knows the best way to get one. The majority of people think squats are the best way to get their dream butt, but this just simply isn’t true. Let’s face it, squats are awful, they get boring after about 10.

Not everyone is even able to do squats, for example, those of us with bad knees. There is so much more you can do to get that better butt without ever doing a single squat. Included in this article are 9 exercises to get that better butt, that work better than squats.

1. Single leg glute bridge 

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In this exercise, you start by lying on your back, knees bent, feet close to your butt. Straighten one leg, and squeezing those glutes, lift your hips and butt off the floor. Lower your butt until it’s hovering over the floor, and repeat without touching the ground. Make sure to switch legs!

2. Hydrant with leg extension 

Start off on your hands and knees on the floor. Lift one leg, still bent, towards the ceiling, straighten the leg, pause, bend the knee and return to starting position. Repeat for 1 minute before switching legs.

3. Rainbows

Start on all fours on the floor, and keeping your core tight, lift one leg up behind you, crossing it slightly over the leg still on the floor, let your foot down and tap the ground, lift back up to starting position, and lower it to tap the ground again. Repeat for 1 minute before switching legs.

4. Curtsy Lunges

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Stand with your feet hip-width apart, hands on your hips. Lift one leg straight out to the side, then cross it behind you, bending the other knee so that the knee of the extended leg can touch the ground. Straighten your knee and lift the leg back out to the side. Repeat for 1 minute before switching sides.

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