In fact, around 60% of my readers feel that the hip thrust (40%) or barbell glute bridge (19%) is the best glute exercise (see HERE for the results to a poll), with the remaining 40% coming from the squat (8%), deadlift (7%), Bulgarian split squat (6%), kettlebell swing (5%), single leg RDL (4%), lunge (4%), single leg hip thrust (3%), and back. 00:00. 00:08. Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor about hip width apart. Engage your core by pressing your back into the floor, and squeeze your glutes. Begin to lift up off the floor, pressing through your feet to raise your hips.