We say it a lot: Resistance bands are an excellent training tool. They’re versatile, easy to pack, and relatively cheap to buy. While you can work your whole body with them, we’ve lined up six great resistance band exercises for glutes that you can do just about anywhere.
For the workout below, we suggest using either a resistance band that you can tie or a mini band set (mini bands are the smaller, looped bands). We like these mini bands from SKLZ or this set of resistance bands that can be tied to a custom length to suit your needs. The first time you try these resistance band exercises for glutes, you may need to try out a few bands to find the tension that’s right for you. Bands typically come from little resistance (light) to lots of resistance (heavy). Start with a medium band and then adjust accordingly.
With such a versatile piece of equipment, it’s easy to understand why it’s a go-to for trainers like Brooke Taylor of Taylored Fitness NY. Below, you’ll find a few of Taylor’s go-to lower-body resistance band exercises for glutes. You can do this travel-friendly workout a few times per week, or add the exercises to your regular training program. If you’re looking for more ways to use resistance bands, you can also check out this routine for your upper body.
- Do each move below in order for 10-15 reps. Do 2-3 rounds of the entire circuit.
- Keep in mind: With a very light resistance band, you can use these moves for hip mobility and flexibility. With a heavier band, these moves will help build strength in your glutes, quads, hamstrings, and hips.
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