A woman in a gym doing squats with a barbell

Work Your Way to a More Firm, Shapely Butt

In beauty today, curves are in, and according to Sir Mix A Lot’s hit song, “I like big butts and I can not lie..”  he knew how helpful large glute muscles could be to your esteem. There are many ways to achieve the “big butt” look that has increased in attraction through workout and exercises over the years. Recently, butt implants have become a popular procedure to enhance the butt without having to do any real work at all. However, the procedure is costly.  If you are broke or do not want to go under the knife, then you have other practical options available to you to get that curvy, attractive big butt look simply by working out.

Strength Training for the Glutes

You may have heard that squats are a great workout to help achieve a more voluptuous bum. For beginners, air squats work best by gradually increasing your set number over a few month period. After that, you will want to add weights or the barbell when doing squats to really help firm up and shape the butt to give it that fuller, bigger look. Front and back squats are similar in that they both help strengthen your legs and hips, particularly your thigh and butt muscles. Slowly over time, adding more and more weight will add shape and cause the butt to look bigger.

Front and back squats are great to help tone and tighten the muscles that lead up to the butt, but side squats or lunges are great for the inner thigh muscles. If you take a wide step, you really focus in on the gluteus maximus area. Working that out will help increase the size of your butt over time. Be careful not to add too much weight to fast and pull a muscle, because then your butt will never get big.

Glute-Focused Cardio

When it comes to cardio, there are many different elements to consider. Many people are under the impression that simply doing just cardio will help them build up muscles. Cardio exercise is great for cutting down fat, but does not do too much for building up big muscles. That is why you do not see bodybuilder cross country runners, you typically see long, skinny, fit long distance runners instead. You need to choose workouts that work the glutes and focus on building muscle while still burning calories and fat.

Running up a hill or stair runs would be a great cardio workout that focuses on those gluteus muscles you want to enhance. Another good cardio workout is running sprints. Learning how to structure your sprint drills can help build your glutes over time plus it burns fat. So be cautious when it comes to picking out cardio exercises when wanting to build up the gluteus muscles or else you will not see much change in your muscle tone.

Maintaining strength and developing consistency when working out helps build up and shape muscles. Since curves are in and flat butts are out, to keep your curvy butt will require upkeep by routinely working out and doing butt exercises to keep all your hard work literally hard. Hopefully now when Sir Mix A Lot sings, it is a song about you and your big butt.

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