(Closed) Fitness Bees: Do I have this correct

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My guess is if you did workouts that focused on the booty and didn’t gain or lose weight, its likely that your butt will still get smaller — you will be replacing fat with muscle, which is denser (a pound of muscle takes up less space than a pound of fat). Your butt will still change shape, though — it will be higher, rounder, tighter (and often a bit narrower where it meets the top of your thigh).   If you don’t have much fat to lose, you’ll probably need to gain weight to make your butt bigger as you build muscle. 

I have the opposite problem — my butt is the last place I lose weight!      

Post # 4
954 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Try spin workouts on high resistance – will build your butt and thighs.  Not sure if it’ll get bigger, but it might get more “round” and less flabby 🙂

Post # 5
1935 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MissFireFlower: I was a total site lurker, but seeing this post finally got me to sign up, since I’m a fitness junkie. Weight lifting does burn calories, and in fact is necessary to get that toned, lean look. Cardio alone actually has a tendancy to plateau you, and only lifting can help push you over it.

So, start a program that includes both cardio (elliptical, bike, running, zumba) and work in lifting sets. You can do ones targeted at your rear, but in answer to your original question, you won’t see much of a difference if you just do “booty” workouts. Sorry to burst your bubble. You might firm up a little, but your best bet is to get on a good fitness and nutritional program and just kill it at your workouts. Build up that muscle so your rear doesnt get smaller as you lose weight. It’s really, really, hard to spot add and you’re generally pretty pre-determined based on genetics (thanks, mom) but you CAN make changes. I had a flat butt and now have a cute little one that’s muscle! Now, it’s been over a solid year of super-intense kettlebell, muay thai, and yoga, but it’s soooo worth it!

Good luck!

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