Earlier in the month, the Muscle & Strength traveled to Dallas, TX and caught up with the ultimate fit couple and Team ALLMAX athletes, the Kuclos.
In this video, Amanda Latona Kuclo gives us her top three exercises everyone should do to shape their glutes.
And as a top IFBB bikini competitor who is also known for her glutes on IG, Amanda knows a thing or two about glute training.
1. Hip Thrust
While most people go straight to squats to build their glutes, the first exercise Amanda covers is the hip thrust.
Why? Because to her, glute training is all about isolation. And the hip thrust is one way you can isolate the glutes but still use heavy weight.
Amanda will utilize a number of different set counts for the hip thrust and will even go up to 8 sets at a time.
2. Walking Lunge
The second exercise Amanda uses to target her glutes is the walking lunge.
Amanda feels like this exercises targets the glutes in a really dynamic way and it’s an exercise that can be done heavy or with no weight at all.
Amanda’s standard rep and set count is 4 sets of 10-15 steps per leg.
3. Cable Kickbacks
Amanda loves to do kickbacks. And she doesn’t just use them as a light finisher either.
In fact, when she does kickbacks, she likes to do them heavy. And since she uses the cable machine, her glutes are under constant tension throughout the whole exercise.
For this exercise, Amanda likes to do 3-4 sets of 10-12 reps with drop sets of 15-20 reps.