The Only 6 Upper-Glute Exercises You Need for a Sculpted Backside (Livestrong)

Posted: Jan 29, 2023 in In the News

This article originally appeared in Livestrong on January 29, 2023.


The Only 6 Upper-Glute Exercises You Need for a Sculpted Backside (Livestrong)

By Kim Grundy

If your goal is a lifted and sculpted backside, these six upper-glute exercises can help you develop that coveted "glute shelf." This butt-lifting workout goes way beyond basic squats and lunges to perk up your backside quickly and effectively.

Truth time: In order to build up muscle for a firm backside, you need to be consistent and incorporate weights into your workout routine. And while you can change the look of your backside through exercise and diet, Aminah Ali, CPT, an instructor at Barry's in New York City, says it is important to keep expectations in mind.


"Each of us is different, so expectations will look a little different for everyone. That being said, targeting your backside and lifting [weights] two to three times a week is ideal," she tells "This gives your body the appropriate recovery time for muscle growth. Always remember that hard work and consistency pay off!"

Here are Ali's favorite upper-glute exercises with weights to develop a strong and sculpted glute shelf. Add them into your next upper-glute workout.

The 6 Best Upper-Glute Exercises

For these glute exercises, you need dumbbells, a barbell or a weighted plate. To find your perfect dumbbell, choose a weight that you can lift 10 times with good form but the last 2 reps should feel difficult, according to the American Council on Exercise.


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