Are you unhappy with the shape of your gluteus maximus? Do you think you have too much junk in your trunk? If you said yes to both of these questions, know that you’re not alone. Most people are unhappy with their butt. Whether they find it too flabby, too saggy, too large or too tiny, people want a better butt. Exercise and diet are the only natural ways to lift and tone your butt, and you can’t do one without doing the other. As you start a fitness plan and plan out a new diet, realize that everyone has a different body type. Just because models and actresses are able to achieve the ideal butt doesn’t mean it’s attainable for everyone. Some people are genetically predisposed to have larger rumps. Regardless, nearly everyone can benefit from doing butt exercises.
Things To Do Before You Exercise
Wear slimming clothing. You’ll be easily motivated to work out and eat the right foods when you can see your butt getting skinnier.
Eat a healthy diet. You cannot tone your butt if you continue to eat fattening, unhealthy foods. Follow a commonsense diet, not a strict regimen. Avoid foods high in sugar, cholesterol and saturated fat, and instead eat a lot of vegetables, fruit, whole grains and raw foods. Make sure to eat plenty of small meals throughout the day rather than filling up on three big meals a day.
Create an exercise routine. Before you begin, check with your health provider to see if you have any restrictions. Then either meet with a personal trainer or become your own workout coach. Join a workout club near you for access to equipment and classes.
Work It Out
Do cardio exercises—swimming, running or brisk walking—a few times each week. Cardio exercises work to decrease your fat levels.
Incorporate weight training into your routine. Lifting weights will help tone and lift your butt. Be sure to gradually increase your weight to continuously see results. You can add weights to simple exercises like lunges to add resistance and increase efficiency. Take it slow when lifting weights.
Do plenty of sit-ups, lunges, squats, hip extensions, plies, sun salutations, toe taps and leg raises. When doing a squat, take four seconds to lower and two or three seconds to come back up.