Squats vs. lunges: Which one works the glutes better? Β 

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Manoj Prasad

When it comes to building a strong and toned posterior, both squats and lunges are excellent exercises to incorporate into your routine.Β 

However, each activity targets the glute muscles differently, making one more or less effective depending on your goals. Β 

Fitness gurus call squats the king of glute exercises. Squats use the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes to work the entire lower body. Β 

Lunges, especially reverse and walking lunges, emphasize the gluteus maximus, the largest glute muscle.

Personal trainer Sarah Williams recommends mixing both exercises for best results. "Squats are great for overall strength and muscle development, but lunges really isolate and target the glutes," she says. Β 

For maximum glute activation, try incorporating both movements into your routine, focusing on proper form and controlled movements.Β 

To maximize the benefits of these exercises, experts suggest incorporating variations such as sumo squats, goblet squats, and curtsy lunges. Β 

Additionally, using resistance bands or adding weights can increase the intensity and challenge the glutes further.

Remember, consistency and proper technique are key when it comes to achieving your desired results.Β 

Consider seeking guidance from a certified fitness professional to ensure you are performing the exercises correctly and tailoring your routine to your specific goals.

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