Equipment-Free Glute Work

You don’t need extra resistance to bolster these muscles.

Strong glutes are a cornerstone of total-body performance, allowing you to move your body in more explosive, agile ways, says Matt Berenc, CSCS, Beverly Hills-based director of the Equinox Fitness Training Institute.
To transform these muscles using just your body weight, add these five moves into your regular workout routine. You can do one or two exercises on their own, or increase the challenge by linking all five together as a circuit. To do so, perform each exercise for 1 minute, rest for 30 seconds, and repeat for a total of 3 to 4 rounds.