The more muscle you have, the more fat you burn. You probably already know this. You've probably heard it time and time again. What you may not know is that your glutes are home to the largest muscle in your body: the gluteus maximus. This means that doing butt-focused exercises does more than tone your tush: it also torches fat. And not just fat from on your behind, either. By building the massive muscle on your backside — muscle that needs to be fueled and fed — you are increasing your overall fat burning abilities. You’re turning yourself into a metabolic machine.
Easy. First, you’re going to pick up some resistance. When it comes building muscle in any part of your body, bodyweight exercises will only get you so far. When you really what to ramp up your fat burning engines, you’ve got to pick up some weights. This truth holds especially true for your butt. Your glutes are one of the most used muscles in your body, falling in just behind your ocular muscles, heart and tongue. They are used to keep your spine (and therefore entire torso) upright, and they propel your body forward.
With this constant use, your butt is used to moving your own bodyweight: it simply isn’t enough of a challenge to get the results most of us want. If you want to see a more shapely backside and an enhanced metabolism, you’ve got to suck it up and pick up some resistance.
Arguably, any resistance is good resistance, but our top equipment pick for glute training is the sandbag. Not only can it be used to train many other muscle groups, but it’s easy to adjust the amount of weight in the bag, so you can increase or reduce loads to fit the exercise and your current lifting abilities. When a move starts feeling too easy with your current load, just add more. You’ll keep pushing past plateaus and maximizing the fat-blasting power of your glutes.
There is no one answer to this. While squats are undoubtedlyoneof the best exercises for your glutes, sticking solely to squats won’t give you the best results. To develop the strongest, most shapely and most energy-efficient glutes, you need to do a variety of exercises that work your butt in a bunch of different ways. Sure, do squats, but also exercises like step ups, lunges, lateral lunges, deadlifts and Romanian deadlifts, bridging, oil rigs, back-kicks and sidekicks. By consistently infusing your routines with new moves, you’re going to keep building more muscle and seeing more well-rounded results. What’s more, many of the exercises that target your butt also target your quads — another huge fat burning group of muscles. End result: you’re getting more fat-burning bang for working your butt.So, what are you going to do to get your best butt and amp up your whole body fat-burn? Say it with us: Load up and mix it up. You got this!
Prevent injury and give your workouts purpose beyond the gym. BodyRock Trainer Michael Levine weighs in with the best exercises for functional movement.
Due to COVID-19, shipping systems the world over are experiencing abnormal delays. There is an enormous demand on postal and delivery services as online shopping has skyrocketed, due to store closures and stay-at-home mandates. This is an unprecedented situation, and we are working around the clock to fulfill your orders as quickly as possible. To be clear, we are filling orders in 4-6 days, and we are shipping immediately after that. Once shipped, our shipping partner, UPS, will get your order out to you as quickly as possible. Thanks for your support and understanding.
We want you to start your fitness journey with us as quickly as possible, that’s why we send every package to the USA & Canada via expedited or standard shipping with our partners at UPS. Once your order is received and processed, it typically takes 2-4 days to get to you once it leaves our warehouse. That’s our commitment and we stand by it.
We ship within Canada and the United States via UPS with Standard & Expedited shipping (whichever is faster)
For locations outside of the US and Canada, we ship using FedEx International (EUROPE and Other Nations), which is usually in transit for 7-10 business days, depending on location.
We ship all of our physical products with UPS, from our warehouse location in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Delays caused due to custom withholds are not included in these estimated delivery times.
We offer a 30-day return policy, as long as: it is not more than 30 days past the date of delivery; and your item is in its original condition and packaging with the original order number. Refunds will be issued when the equipment is received back to the BodyRock warehouse, minus the original cost of shipping, and the customer is responsible for the costs of return shipping. To request a refund on physical product purchases, please contact us.
We cannot issue refunds on digital goods such as e-books or videos, as these are non-tangible goods that are irrevocable once the order is placed.
All of the BodyRock clothing is made to order and so is final sale. If you have any questions about sizing prior to placing your order, please contact us.