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Yoga Poses to Work Your Bum Without Heavy Squats

Not in the Mood For Squats? Try These 6 Bum Exercises From a Yoga Instructor Instead

Look, squats may be great for your bum and legs and even your core, but not every day is a good day to grab your heavy weights and pump out multiple sets. When you want to work your bum without the squats, yoga instructor Nicole Calhoun, PhD, ERYT, has some solutions.

"Heavy squatting can wreak havoc on your knees, your hips, and your lower back," Calhoun explained in her Instagram video, so when you need a break, she suggested six yoga poses that will engage and work your glutes, no squats to be found:

  • Standing fire hydrant
  • High lunge pulse
  • Chair pose with lifted toes
  • Single-leg chair
  • Curtsy squat
  • Warrior 3

These bodyweight moves work different areas of your glutes and will help you feel strong (especially in your bum!) and grounded. Check out Calhoun's video above, and drop a couple of these into your routine to put your butt to work!

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