There’s a new craze in town. A big butt. It is for this reason that squat exercises have become so popular. Squat exercises are so good for the development of leg muscles and general improvement in strength that everyone seems to be doing them. But as easy as they may seem, many women are actually doing them wrong. And this may mean that you’re not getting the full potential and maximum results from the exercise.
So, you’ve probably been doing those squat exercises on a daily basis and still… no butt gains. What gives? It’s probably because you’ve been doing them wrong. Here are some of the reasons you might not be seeing any results:
You don’t take rest days
It can’t be tempting to do squat exercises daily for faster results. But, doing squat exercises daily is probably doing more harm than gains to your body.
After doing squats, you experience soreness because you’re literally breaking muscle fibers apart. Those muscles need time to heal fully so you’re able to go again and repeat the process. So, take a day’s interval to not work on your butt.
You don’t add resistance
Air squats are great for beginners, but if you’ve been squatting for more than six months and haven’t noticed your butt getting bigger, you need to add weight. Like any muscle, you have to increase the resistance in order for your butt to grow. You can add resistance bands or weights into your workouts and watch your butt grow.
Your squat lacks depth
A perfect squat looks like this: When you’re at the bottom of your squat, your hip crease should be parallel to or below your knees. However, many people don’t hit this range of motion. If you don’t hit this range, then that’s the reason why you can’t see any results.
You squat after doing cardio
If your goal is to build a bigger, stronger booty, this mistake could sabotage you. Here’s the deal: If your legs are already fatigued from running, or a serious cardio workout, you won’t have enough energy left to crush your strength workout. So, don’t schedule your cardio and squat exercises in the same workout.
You’re only squatting
Truth is, squats aren’t the only exercise that can help develop a toned butt. Experts recommend combining squats with other exercises such as deadlifts, lunges, and banded hip abductions.