Aside from strengthening their hips and glutes, some women want to show off their big, rounded, attractive butt. Those bottoms are to die for and some, if not most men, drool whenever they see them. But what about men? Do we still need to include hip thrusts in our workout routine even if we already have squats and deadlifts which are great for our glutes? Apparently, we do, and not just because some women find men more attractive if they have well-formed butts, of course.
Whenever we look up hip thrusts and butt workouts on the Internet, a majority of the articles about it pertain to women, as its major market. That means men are almost ashamed of doing hip thrusts because it’s kind of a feminine thing to do. Oftentimes, this stigma can actually make men weaker in terms of utilizing the gluteus maximus, the biggest muscle in the body. Little do we know that hip thrusts can correct certain conditions such as weak glutes, unbalanced hip-to-knee rhythm, poor movement mechanics and joint health. Sitting all day at work or even at home has become an epidemic that we cannot instantly change. This lack of “butt movement” and disinterest in lower body strength has led us to have our butts or glutes being inactive or weak, which is not supposed to be the case. Remember that stronger glutes are equal to better posture, more power, performance capacity, and confidence.