“You have such a cute butt!”
Believe it or not, this statement was not a pick-up line. It was in fact a much-appreciated comment from one of my clients.
She happened to notice my derrière as I was training a group glass the other day. Of course I smiled and said “Thanks! I squat.” LOL.
This got us all talking about behinds and how it is good to have a “big” butt, so long as it is also higher and rounder, and not just, well … big.
Those who are not genetically gifted and struggle with a “flat butt” know what I am talking about. Think J-lo – it is good to have a little junk in your trunk, so long as that junk isn’t rolling around all over the place.
Even if you were not born with booty, you can sculpt and shape what your momma gave you, as long as you do the right exercises.
Squats are absolutely a must, and heavier squats are better as well as too (or below) parallel squats. Dead lifts are also highly effective at lifting and rounding your rear.
In addition to that you want to be sure to include exercises like lunges and bridges in your routine, one to two days a week. But if you’re not ready for barbell work or have knee issues that make these moves painful or difficult, you can still sculpt a perky behind!
Here’s a great booty-building routine you can try for your next leg day or add these moves after your heavy squats an dead lifts.
Be sure you focus on pressing into the heels on these moves and squeezing your cheeks to be sure your other lower body muscles don’t take over. You want to feel these in your ass – not your quads.
Now go out and build that booty girl!