Booty, Bottom, Glutes, Butt - whatever you call it... we all want a tight and toned one, right?
Problem is, there can be a lot of confusion surrounding what creates a 'good' bum in the first place.
Although movement in general is fantastic for your health (and kudos to you if you're healthy and active!), if your goal is to create a better bum, you need to delve a little deeper to target those results.
Let's have a look at a couple of very simple tips and tricks that will get you on your way to that curvy and tight tush you're after this Summer.
Diet. What you eat and how much obviously determines how much fat we are going to carry on our body.
Fat covers our muscles and too much of it gives us that squishy, wobbly look, often accompanied by some cellulite (that we don't want when pulling on our bikini's to go for a swim)
General rule of thumb: calories in vs calories out - and most of us know this by now. And we've heard it before.
But let's go over it some more...
Ditch the highly processed foods, such as:
Why? They are calorie dense with a lack of nutrients and they don't really fill you up either! *thumbs down*
Please don't take this as a 'never eat them again' rule - we simply mean, don't fill up 80% of your diet with these foods. It really won't get you anywhere!
Make cleaning up your diet easy, sustainable & fulfilling by going for these options:
You need to make eating right fit your lifestyle. Otherwise it is hard to stick to anything.
Now diet may seem like a no brainer. You may be thinking 'well, if we all did that, none of us would have an issue with our bodies'. It isn't that simple.
We have muscle surrounding our 'bottoms'. Glutes. And through specific training techniques, we can build and shape these muscles to give us a perkier bottom. Please note that everyone has different shapes and sizes, and that's fine! Some people react to training certain parts of their bodies quicker than the next person, but with determination and consistency, you too, can achieve the results you want.
So naturally, my next tip is in regards to training. To keep it simple - don't 'over do' the one exercise.
Hit the muscles in your legs, butt & lower back through a variety of movements.
The other issue a lot of women have is that their thighs (more predominantly, the quads) respond to 'booty' exercises quicker than their actual glutes do, resulting in 'bigger legs' and less booty growing. *sigh*
Be present ~ Be aware ~ Be focused
By simply becoming more aware & mindful when it comes to your diet, it will naturally make you pay more attention to your training as well.
When you have specific goals in mind, be responsible to the fact that you need to have a plan in place.
You need a good trainer. You need a good program to follow that focuses on what you really want.
To get you started, I have included a free booty workout below, that is a PDF and downloadable.
I would love to hear your feedback if you give it a try!