A nicely shaped butt looks great in jeans and tight skirts, and it is the lasting impression you leave behind as you walk away. Women’s butts come in a variety of sizes and shapes, some are meatier than others, some look perky, while others appear tired and flat. The good news is that exercise can help you sculpt a beautiful butt.
Exercises that work your gluteus muscles like squats are excellent for working helping to tone and shape your butt. Squats also strengthen your legs and hips for an excellent lower body workout. Add weights for an enhanced effect, but master the basic exercise first. Remember that form is as equally important when exercising as the amount of weight you lift or the speed at which you complete the exercise.
Lunges are also great for sculpting the butt. Lunges work the muscles in the back of the legs, reducing fat and toning the muscles to give a nice smooth silhouette to your legs and butt. These exercises are easy to do in the comfort of your own home. You only need a small area to work out, but be sure to use a mat for the most comfort and safety when doing resistance exercises such as these.
No matter which part of your body that you are working on, be sure to keep your core engaged throughout the workout. Engaging the core muscles will help to strengthen you back and flatten your tummy for that long, lean look of a dancer’s body. The core muscles are those that are along the front and back side of your body from your pelvic area to just under your breast area. To engage the core, pull your navel in towards your spine as if a magnet is sucking it inward. Hold those muscles and practice engaging your core while you exercise and then during all other activities, as well.
For more exercises to enhance your butt, see my lower body workout exercises, designed to help you build a beautiful butt and keep you in shape for the rest of your life.
~ Karen Ficarelli
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