Make Your Butt Smaller with This Exercise Trainer Advice
Is your butt bigger than you like? Do you find that no matter how much you diet that your butt remains the biggest part of your body while the rest of you gets smaller? If so, then here is some help with a glute-focused exercise that can make your butt at least looker smaller and put a smile on your face.
Genetics can be unfair - especially when it comes to where excess fat stores on your body. For some it can be on the back and middle, for others it can be on the tummy or thighs, but the absolute worst is when it’s on your butt and dieting isn’t making it go away like it has on other parts of your body - like the breasts, as many women lament.
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Such is the unfairness of life, but keep in mind that human body morphology is not standardized. Case in point: not all body builders can achieve the same idealized shape or build they may desire no matter how much they train and lower their body fat percentage because each of us have muscles and bones that develop slightly differently from the next person in comparison.
So, if your butt is bigger than you like, don’t beat yourself up too harshly about it because your personal genetics has some say in it. The good news, however, is that with glute-focused toning exercise, you can make your butt look smaller.
According to a Q/A section of the April issue of Shape magazine, celebrity fitness trainer Jay Cardiello addresses the question, “I don’t need to lose weight, but my butt is bigger than I’d like. How can I shrink it?”
Mr. Cardiello basically points out that fat is fat and even if you don’t need to lose weight (by pound number reckoning) you may still have a high percentage of body fat that can leave you looking fatter in particular areas of the body.
His first bit of advice is to make sure that you are ridding yourself of extra body fat by following a healthy diet and burning off more calories than you take in.
In fact, some health experts recommend adding these three fat melting supplements along with dieting to help get rid of excess back, belly and butt fat.
Mr. Cardiello’s second bit of advice is to add glute-focused toning exercise to your routine. The benefit of working on the 3 gluteus muscles—maximus, medius and minimus—is that as the muscles become stronger, they also become tighter, which in turn creates the illusion of a smaller size.
Recommended Smaller Butt Exercise Routine
His recommended gluteus muscle building exercise is to first get down on the floor in a plank position and raise your right knee up and out to hip height, while keeping your right shin parallel to the floor surface. Then, move your knee forward in circular motion for 30 seconds followed by a reverse motion for 30 seconds. After which, extend your right leg to return to the starting plank position and repeat this sequence with the left leg.
You should repeat this exercise at least three times per week and when it begins to feel easy, add on some ankle weights to give your glutes a tougher workout.
10-Minute Routine for an Athletic Butt
Here is also a short video featuring trainer Jay Cardiello on how to get an athletic butt with 10 minutes of butt-focused execise.
For more on making your butt smaller, here are 3 additional great butt exercises recommended by celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak on Good Morning America.
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Reference: Shape magazine, April 2014 issue