Deadlifts are a good butt exercise for men.
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A flat, flaccid butt is not an attractive sight. In addition to lacking aesthetic appeal, a flat butt is usually a weak butt. A weak butt can impede sports performance in activities that involve running or jumping and also increase your risk of developing hip or back problems. Butt training might not be manly but that doesn't mean men shouldn't work on their butt strength; not for vanity reasons of course, but for increased sports performance. Perform two to four sets of six to 12 repetitions of each exercise.
Barbell Hip Thrust
The barbell hip thrust is a favorite in weightlifting and powerlifting circles so it's definitely okay for men to do this butt-building exercise. Sit on the floor with your upper back resting against a sturdy exercise bench. Roll a barbell up your legs so it is directly over your hips. Bend your legs and place your feet flat on the floor. Push your hips up against the bar and then thrust them skyward so the weight is supported on your feet and shoulders only. Lower your butt back to the floor and repeat.
As barbell exercises go, the deadlift is one of the greats. The final lift contested in powerlifting competitions and an effective butt and back exercise, the deadlift is a must for most men. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your toes just under your barbell. Bend over and grasp the bar with an overhand, shoulder-width grip, or an alternated, shoulder-width grip, arms extended, back flat, hips down and back. Without rounding your lower back or bending your arms, drive your feet into the floor and stand up with arms extended, keeping the bar close to your body all the way to the standing position. Pause for a second and then push your hips back, bend your knees and lower the weight back to the floor. Make this exercise more butt-centric by standing on a two to four-inch high platform.
Kettlebell swings are an explosive hip extension exercise that will really firm up your butt. In addition, it's a great calorie burner. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your kettlebell in your hands. Bend your knees slightly, push your butt back and hinge forward from your hips. Lower the weight between your knees. Drive your hips forward and swing the weight up to shoulder-height. Keep your arms straight. Lower the weight and repeat. This exercise can also be performed with a single dumbbell instead.
The good morning resembles a chivalrous bow given in greeting and as men used bow while women mainly curtseyed it's a good choice of exercise for guys. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and a barbell held firmly across your upper back. Bend your knees slightly, push your hips back and lean forward. Do not round your lower back as this may lead to injury. Stand back up and repeat.