One common misconception when it comes to getting a bigger butt is that you should be doing squats every time you work your lower body. The truth is, squats are a quad-dominant exercise, meaning that the movement mainly targets your quadriceps. Your glutes get some work, but come secondary to your quads in this move.
If you’re trying to get a bigger butt, you’re going to have focus on building your glute muscles and doing exercises that target the glutes specifically, like hip thrusts and lunges, just to name a few. You’ll also more than likely have to eat in a caloric surplus to help you build and maintain your muscle mass, with plenty of protein included in your diet. To help you get started on the exercise side of things, we’ve rounded up some of the best exercises you can do to improve your glute strength, and as a result, get a bigger butt.