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Best Exercise Equipment for Glutes

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author image Judy Kilpatrick
For Judy Kilpatrick, gardening is the best mental health therapy of all. Combining her interests in both of these fields, Kilpatrick is a professional flower grower and a practicing, licensed mental health therapist. A graduate of East Carolina University, Kilpatrick writes for national and regional publications.
Best Exercise Equipment for Glutes
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Your glutes -- a group of three muscles that include your gluteus maximus, gluteus minimus and gluteus medius -- are some of the strongest muscles in your body. Whether you want to exercise your glutes to tone your muscles or to build a better bottom, the best exercise equipment provides increased resistance as you perform hip extensions, abductions and external rotations.

Bent-Knee Exercises for Gluteus Maximus

Bent-knee exercises are some of the best exercises for building muscles while taking strain off your joints. For example, dumbbell squats and leg presses on a leg-press machine work your gluteus maximus muscles as they train your hip and knee muscles to work together. Added weight from dumbbells or resistance on the leg-press machine increase the benefits of the exercise to build glutes fast. The barbell glute bridge is also performed with bent knees, lying supine on the floor with a barbell placed across your hips for added resistance as you raise your hips into a bridge position.

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