The glute machine is the ideal exercise machine for targeted training of the buttocks in the gym – the machine’s back leg extension is considered one of the best exercises for the butt. Depending on the design of the machine, the exercise can be performed either standing or lying down. The powerful eGym glute machine features healthy biomechanics for optimal natural ergonomics, allowing comfortable execution of the exercise while standing.
You need variety in your workouts to effectively strengthen the muscles of the buttocks. Otherwise, those glutes will get used to the workout, which limits the benefits of training. This is why all eGym strength machines provide automatic periodization. This means that the glute machine will change the training method every six training sessions to provide varied muscle stimuli.
Strength and conditioning
eGym fitness equipment was developed with the objective to help people like you achieve your training goal in the most efficient way possible. Depending on whether you want to work off the layer of fat that covers the defining shape of your underlying glutes, shape and tone the buttocks in general, or activate those gluteal muscles as part of a physical therapy (UK: physiotherapy) program, you’ll always find the right training program for you. Just select the right program on the glute machine and you’ll automatically train in the way that sports science has proven to be most effective.
Nobody has to suffer to look good. Not even at the gym. When you use an eGym exercise machine to form muscular or tight buns, all the exercises you do are precisely adapted to your fitness level. Meanwhile, the live feedback on the touchscreen display provides additional motivation and entertainment.
A professional training machine to strengthen the gluteal muscles offers the advantage that everyone – no matter their gender, age, size, or experience – can train successfully with it. Alternative equipment-free glute exercises such as pelvic lifting (also known as a glute bridge on account of the shape formed) or hip thrusts are often too strenuous or complex for beginners and people who are overweight, which is why many can’t stick at their efforts to train their butt.
Guided exercises on the eGym gluteus machine ensure a high level of safety as you train, especially when compared to barbells or training discs. This applies in particular to eGym’s fully electronic glute machine, with its perfect ergonomics and automatic device settings.
Gluteus machines like ours have also proven their worth in terms of training benefits. Of course, the gluteal muscles are also exercised as a secondary effect when performing other exercises. However, if you want to focus your training on the gluteus maximus, you really need to include the glute machine in your training plan. While primarily training the gluteal muscles, you’ll also train the hamstrings, i.e. the posterior thigh muscles, along with the lower part of the erector spinae in the back.
The maximum training weight for our glute machine is 100 kg. If you are aiming for maximum glute activation and growth, you can start our special muscle building program for an intense glute workout. The resulting increase in strength also has a positive effect on performance in many basic exercises, such as squats and deadlifts.
Aside from the visual and athletic benefits of training, you should always consider how beneficial an exercise and its target muscles are to your overall health and mobility. The gluteus maximus is the most important extensor in the hip. It stabilizes your thighs when standing up, walking and running, prevents the pelvis from tipping over, and supports an upright posture when walking.
In most people’s predominantly sedentary everyday life, the gluteal muscles are often insufficiently activated and exercised, which leads to problems in the human skeletal and locomotor system – such as hip or back pain. That’s why activating and strengthening these muscles using a glute machine makes sense for everyone – not just bodybuilders, athletes, and image-conscious people.
The eGym training machine can be adjusted to suit your anatomy while also providing the necessary safety and stability to extend your leg back in a completely controlled manner. The clever design means even inexperienced users will perform the movement correctly. The machine only needs to be set up once to work with your body. After that, it will automatically adjust itself for you every time you train.
To perform the exercise correctly, first position yourself upright against the side of the pad. Adjust the pad so it sits approx. 15 cm below the top of your hip bone (known as the iliac crest). Next, lower your upper body onto the top of the pad and hold on to the handles. Place the foot on the side you want to train on the foot bar so that the bar is in line with your lower leg. Now perform the exercise by stretching the bent leg backwards and upwards away from the buttocks, generating your full force from your hip and not your leg muscles.
An individual’s hip mobility will often limit the amplitude of movement. In this case, you should reduce the angle of the leg in the end position. If you feel pain in the sacroiliac joint at the back of your pelvis, you should reduce the training weight.
The software in this intelligent gym equipment controls all key training parameters such as training weight, speed of movement, or the number of repetitions, ensuring your workout will generate great results. This makes strength training much more fun.
Try out the eGym digital gluteus machine at a gym near you and get the attractive, toned buttocks you’ve always dreamed of.