With kettlebells, basically every move is all about the hips, so it’s no shocker that they’re a great tool for boosting the glutes. “Due to the versatility of the handle and how the weight is distributed, kettlebells add another dimension to weight lifting: the need to counterbalance, which improves stability and balance, particularly in the glutes,” says Lisa Reed, CSCS, a Hardstyle Kettlebell Certified instructor and owner of Lisa Reed Fitness.
In fact, you might get more for your butt-building buck with kettlebells than conventional lifts. “The kettlebell can be hiked back to load the glutes with as much resistance as a deadlift, plus you can rep consecutively without interruption because of the kettlebell’s nature,” says Paul Pivarnik, a personal trainer and Russian Kettlebell certified instructor at New York Health & Racquet Club. “That's the recipe for shredding the glutes!”
These workouts, designed by Pivarnik and Reed, use kettlebells along with traditional lifts and plyometric moves for the most, ahem, well-rounded glute-strengthening results.