Best Exercises for Thick Legs and Firm Glutes

What are the best exercises for thick legs and firm glutes

Not all women are genetically gifted, some women struggle with thin legs, but there is more to getting shapely legs than genetics. In this article, I will discuss the best exercises women can do for thick shapely legs and firm glutes.

Many women already have thick legs, unfortunately, a lot of their leg tissue is made up of adipose (fatty tissue) This is not the end of the world, especially when you can have firm and sexy looking legs.

Best Exercises for Thick Legs and Firm Glutes

A woman's legs and her buttocks can make or break her physique, often times women take leg training lightly. Most women train their legs with machines, this is an easier method but not very effective for serious leg and glute development. If you are serious about making your legs stand out, here are 5 must do exercises to give you firm and thick legs, not only will your legs look big and strong these exercises will help give you a firm and sexy butt.

The Squat (Back Squat)

Most women are familiar with squatting, it is not one of the easiest exercises to do but it is one of the best exercises you can do for incredible looking legs. The Squat is a compound exercise that targets your thighs, hips, butt, quadriceps, and hamstrings. The squat can be considered the king of all strength training exercises.

Doing squats will not only make your legs thick it will also give you a nice looking butt. If that's not enough to convince you to squat, doing squats can burn up to 300 calories in jut 20 minutes. So not only ae you getting stronger you are burning off unwanted fat.

Front squats

Front squats are generally done in a power rack using a barbell, instead of placing the bar behind your head like the regular squat you rest the barbell on your shoulders, crossing your arms to keep the bar in place. The front squat targets the buttocks and the front quadricep muscles.

Lunge squat

Lunges are an intense workout that targets the quadriceps, glutes, calves, and butt along with your hips. You are also targeting to some degree your back and abdominal muscles. The lunge can be done with a pair of dumbbells or a barbell, you can perform lunges without weights but over time to increase muscle thickness you should add more resistance with weight.


Deadlifts are another excellent compound exercise that I see many women ignoring, this is one exercise that should not intimidate you, in fact, it is one of the best exercises you can do for core body strength, the myth of women getting a thicker waist from deadlifting is just that “a myth”.

I believe most women still believe that the deadlift is going to make them thick and bulky, this could not be further from the truth. What the deadlift will do is give incredible looking legs and nice big glutes! The deadlift not only strengthens your lower body, it also strengthens your upper back muscles.

Stiff leg deadlifts

Stiff leg deadlifts help build a stronger back and thicker hamstrings, this exercise can be very effective if you want to eliminate cellulite from your thighs.  Not only will you have better-looking legs the stiff leg deadlift will help improve overall body performance and strength for other exercises.

The exercises above are some of the best exercises women can do to improve the look of their legs and glutes. Using machines is not a bad thing but they should be used as finisher exercises. If you stick to core compound movements you will notice incredible changes both in your physique and strength.