Should you squeeze your glutes in a squat?

A lot of booty influencers on YouTube and Instagram tell you that you get a better booty burn when you squeeze your glutes at the top of a squat. The idea behind it is that you will better engage your glutes this way, making your squats more effective.

But is this actually true?

Answer: Sort of.

Pros: Squeezing your glutes at the top of a squat WILL activate your glutes better, IF you do it correctly. However…

⛔️ Cons: Squeezing your glutes could force you into pushing you hips too far forward, or arching your back if you’re not doing it correctly. Additionally, if you’re looking to build your glutes, there are MUCH better glute burners out there.

Here are some better exercises 🍑

These exercises are all glute isolators, which are designed to grow your booty and NOT your thighs. When you complete these exercises in a circuit, you target all 3 glute muscles, ensuring that you get a high-quality booty workout.

The best results will come from a structured routine that is designed to work your whole booty. Our Train With Arena workout app has 6 months worth of day-by-day glute isolating challenges, which will give you the structure you need to build that booty! Try your 14 Day Free Trial today!

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