3 Tips to Trim and Firm Your Butt

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Most women, and some men, are not happy with the way their butt looks. Maybe it’s too big or not round enough. Do your jeans fit too tight or sag in the behind? Your butt can look better and you will feel better by burning fat, building muscles and maintaining your physique.
The first thing you have to do is get rid of the fat on your hips and thighs. You can’t burn fat from just one area of your body. Sorry, friends. Spot training is a myth. If you want to lose weight and burn fat you have to exercise and eat a lean, healthy diet. The best way to burn fat all over your body, including your butt, is to get at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise every day. Brisk walking, jogging, running, skipping rope or doing group exercise, such as dance or step aerobics, can help you burn the fat and trim your buns. Be sure to drink plenty of water too!
Strength training builds muscle. A half hour of strength training 3 days each week can build up strong muscles for a more firm, trim butt. You don’t need an expensive gym membership to get a firm butt. Do body weight exercises, including squats, lunges and planks. If you like to lift weights or use an exercise machine, leg presses will build muscle in your thighs and butt. Climbing stairs and walking also help to build up butt muscles. Try to do at least 8 to 10 repetitions of strength training exercises in the beginning. Build up to 12 to 15 and then 20 repetitions.
Once you lose the fat and build that perfect bottom, you have to maintain your physique. Continue to exercise on a regular basis by doing both aerobic and strength training exercises. Eat a low-fat, nutrient rich diet and drink plenty of water. Avoid fatty foods and make sure you get plenty of protein from lean meats, vegetables and legumes.

 

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About Robin R.
I’m an AFPA certified personal trainer & nutrition consultant, NASM certified corrective exercise specialist, NASM certified youth exercise specialist, online fitness coach and freelance writer specializing in health and fitness. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Science in natural health. I specialize in weight loss, functional strength training, total body toning, aerobic conditioning, plyometric training, nutrition planning, and home-based boot camp style workouts for women. My goal is to make every personal training session fun and effective for my clients. My services include both in-home personal training and online fitness coaching.

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