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Ashanti body, glute exercises


On Throwback Thursday, Ashanti reminded everyone of what she’s working with. The 37-year-old singer, who stays in leotards and swimsuits these days (and for good reason), gave her fans a look at her glorious glutes, and we couldn’t even hate. In fact, we here at the office agreed that a trip the gym tonight and tomorrow sounds like a good idea after checking out the following picture, which was a shot from her upcoming video “Say Less”:

And while people often laud the star’s body, they don’t ask the important questions: What work did she do to obtain it? Aside from having a clean diet, she increased the intensity of her workouts a great deal over the last few years. More planks. More strength training. More jump roping. More work.

But if we had to pick a few of the moves she’s done with her trainer that best target the glutes, here are five that get the job done for not only her, but just about everybody.

Weighted Lunges

While churning it out with trainer Raheem in a previous workout video, Ashanti grabbed some dumbells and got to lunging. And while regular alternate lunges in place are hard enough, if you want to get on the singer’s level, test your endurance by lunging across the room.

Weighted Squats

During a workout in September, the star hit a weighted squat with a dumbbell she held from one end (if you do it, keep your back up and straight). A great variation of that squat is the popular goblet squat you see above.

Barbell Thrusts

In a previous workout posted to the ‘gram, the star flexed her glute muscles (and core) with the help of some tough barbell thrusts. Be sure you have a really good idea of what you’re doing before you try this at the gym though, lest you get hurt (and embarrassed).


Sure, we’ve talked about how terrible burpees are. However, when we did, we noted how they’re also a game changer for building up strength, including in the butt. Ashanti was recorded doing your faves during a past workout.

Tire Flips

They’re no joke. And granted, the tire Ashanti flipped was nowhere near as big as the one you see above, but the effort was the some. These can be hard to find outside of CrossFit boxes, but if you can locate one at your gym (or decided to buy one for the low), the work required to flip them will certainly have an impact on those glutes.

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