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Fit body but flabby butt?

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angieneri Mon 06-Feb-17 13:29:13

Hi all, here I am with my first-world problem smile

I have been working out quite intensively for thand last few months and I am very pleased with the overall results. I never really needed to loose weight, but I felt and looked a bit flabby and out of shape.

Now I feel a lot better and I think my body generally looks quite good, but I can't seem to be able to get the same results with my butt.

I do HIIT three times a week (plenty of squats there!) and I cycle for around 40 mins everyday.

Did anyone have good results toning the butt specifically? Should I start running? Or maybe I should do some specific exercises every day? Weight lifting? I am a bit confused!

Thank you in advance for your advices!

MaidOfStars Mon 06-Feb-17 13:44:20

Weightlifting. Specifically, deadlifts. Best thing ever for your arse/thighs/hips.

AfroPuffs Mon 06-Feb-17 19:14:45

Google a glute training routine...bodybuilding.com usuallyou have some good ones. But yep PP is spot on...lots of deadlifts!

humanfemale Fri 17-Feb-17 19:05:02

Think if you squat, to really exercise the glutes you make sure your feet are as far apart as you can manage ... and go low? Are you lifting weight while you squat?

Also stairmaster if you belong to a gym?

Am still learning, though, so this info could be wrong! smile

bigtapdancingpimp Wed 22-Feb-17 21:45:44

I do HIIT three times a week but find pilates really works wonders on my butt - it makes it really tight and high rather than the sticky-outy effect you get from squats.

I run as well (to keep my thighs trim) but find it shrinks my butt so two pilates sessions a week seems to counteract that. It's also great for core strength and posture - if you find a decent teacher you should see results after two weeks.

JustGettingStarted Mon 27-Feb-17 10:09:17

Google Bret Contreras. He's the world expert on glutes. He has written a very popular routine book called Strong Curves, as well as countless blogs and articles for bodybuilding sites.

Hip thrusts, glute bridges, squats, lunges and deadlifts are all good. However, not all squats are equal. You may be using your quads much more than your glutes.

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