No two butts are created equal, and if you’ve ever looked around at the variety of bottoms are out there, it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that there is such a thing as different butt shapes.

Knowing which butt shape you have can be important because you may not have the butt that you want right now. Knowing where you stand right now, and comparing this to where you want to be, is critical when it comes to setting goals and developing a plan to achieve them. Creating your best butt ever is no different.

What Causes the Different Types of Butt Shapes?

Your skeletal structure determines the main framework for your body shape, and the overall shape that you end up with is determined by the distribution of fat and muscle on top of your skeleton. For the butt, the main factor which causes the particular shape of the buttocks is your pelvis, followed by your fat distribution which is largely genetically determined. In general,  for most people who do not do specific glute training, muscle does not contribute a lot to butt shape as the glutes are generally underdeveloped in most people.

Females and males obviously have very different butt shapes, but this article will focus mainly on the different types of female butt shapes.

What are the Different Types of Butt Shapes for Women?

Most plastic surgeons recognize four main shapes when it comes to the female derriere:

  • Square – “H” shape
  • Round – “C” or “O” shape
  • Heart/pear – “A” shape
  • Inverted – “V” shape

What butt shape are you
 

Picking Your Butt Shape

With reference to the pictures above, you should be able to pick out one of the butt shapes that resembles your own. Don’t be too concerned if none of these matches the way your butt looks exactly – they are meant to be used as a guide only and the sheer amount of variation in the human body means that not everyone will fit into predefined categories.

The Square “H” Shape

This particular shape is caused by either higher more prominent hip bones, or a distribution of fat in the ‘love handle’ area. The overall effect is that the butt looks square shaped and is closer to appearing as a straight up-and-down right below your waist, rather than tapering to the waist with a smooth curve.

So let’s see what this looks like in pictures…

The H-shaped butt below is due to bone structure of the pelvis and femur (thigh bones):

 

Classsic H-shape, due to a little bit of fat distribution in the ‘love handle’ area:

 

Another H-shaped butt, again due to a wider pelvis which means the waist doesn’t taper towards the butt as smoothly:

 

You can see why these kind of butts are likened to a square shape:

 

The Round “C” or “O” Shape

Commonly referred to as bubble butts due to their round appearance, a round butt is characterized by a fat distribution around the cheeks of the butt –  including the upper portion of the cheeks, which causes a rounded effect when viewed from behind. This shape often sits high when viewed from the side, and is usually quite perky and full.

Let’s take a closer look at some C or O-shaped butt!

You should be able to see why they are called ‘bubble butts’ from this fine example:

 

Another perky bubble butt:

 

As you can see, O-shaped butts have a lot of volume in the cheeks and the sides of the butt:

 

The butt below could almost be a H-shape, but its got a lot of fullness in the cheeks and is perky, so I’m going to deem it a round O-shape!

The Heart/Pear “A” Shape

The heart or pear shape is generally considered to be the most feminine of the butt shapes, and is a result of fat distribution around lower portion of the butt and thighs. This results in a more tapered look from the waistline to the bottom of the butt (hence the “A” shape or ‘upside down heart’ description).

Fat storage around the butt and thighs in women is caused primarily by the hormone Estrogen. Unfortunately Estrogen levels can decrease as we age, which can lead to fat being stored around the abdomen and midsection instead of the butt.

Aging aside, let’s take a look at why this butt is very much admired…

Got curves? The owner of this heart-shaped butt does:

 

This round and bubbly butt could almost be an O-shape, but I think the waist tapers into the butt more like an A-shape, giving that classic heart shape:

 

Another A-shape; you can see how fat stored on the outer thighs just below the butt give an overall heart/pear shape here:

 

There’s not a lot of junk-in-the-trunk on the petite booty below, but it’s another classic A-shape:

 

And below we can see why many think this shape looks the most womanly!

Inverted “V” Shape

The V shape is more commonly seen in older women as lower estrogen levels result in the shift of fat storage from the butt to the midsection. This can result in an inverted shape where the base of the butt is less full than the top of the butt. Unfortunately this butt shape is also prone to sagging as well.

Let’s see some examples…

There’s not much happening at the bottom of the butt in this V-shape:

 

The inverted shape or V-shape butt has a lack of volume in the outside part of the lower butt cheeks:

 

This butt looks like a subtle V-shape to me, though it’s a bit hard to say because the hands are in the way:

 

The booty below could almost be a H-shape, but the lack of volume in the lower half of the butt cheeks makes me think it’s closer to an inverted V:

I’ve Determined Which Butt Shape Type I have. Now What?

Now that you know your butt shape, you’re in a better position to start creating the changes you want to your butt. Check out how to shape your butt to determine what you can do to create a better shape for your butt, as well as the best butt exercises you should be doing for your butt type in order to create a more rounded, visually pleasing shape. Or, try something like the Brazil Butt Lift program to get a more lifted and generally all-round (pun intended) nicer butt!

 

By performing the right kind of exercises, you can improve the shape of your butt. This list of home workouts for the glutes is a great way to get started. There are no shortage of exercise programs for the butt out there, but some are better than others for boosting up your rear.

After a Quick Fix for your Butt Shape?

Not keen on sweating it out over weeks or months to try and build up your butt, and after an instant fix instead? No problem, there are products out there for you!

While I am more about butt-building exercise as a quality, natural and permanent solution for improving butt shape, I understand that it may not be for everyone (though I sure will try my hardest to convince you!).

There are specialty undergarments out there which can make your butt look great – check out these padded panties for women or padded underwear (for the men), which will have your butt looking it’s finest the moment you pull a pair on. It might sound silly, but they actually do look pretty good on and it’s very easy to become a believer (lol).

 

Otherwise, did you know that you can get jeans which can make your butt look better? These clever garments are simply the best for flattering what you’ve got.

 

Does your butt shape fall into the above categories, or did you have trouble classifying your butt type? Let me know how you went in the comments below.

Different Butt Shapes – And How to Determine Which One You Have
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98 thoughts on “Different Butt Shapes – And How to Determine Which One You Have

  • November 12, 2014 at 12:08 pm
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    And what about the guys?
    What are the different types of butt shapes for men?

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    • November 12, 2014 at 1:15 pm
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      Hey Asaf, I’ve been meaning to do a post on this in the future. There is not as much information out there on visual appearance of the butt for men, mostly because it’s not as popular for men to seek surgical measures to improve the appearance of their butts (though many do). I will keep you posted.

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      • March 11, 2016 at 3:10 pm
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        I love V shape ass

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        • March 12, 2016 at 11:05 am
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          Thanks so much for commenting this! Just goes to show to all the V-shape lady’s out there that your butts are still greatly appreciated!!

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        • July 24, 2016 at 3:55 am
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          I don’t know my butt shape. I think it’s a mix of inverted and round.

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        • August 28, 2016 at 10:44 pm
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          I love the a shape

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      • April 12, 2016 at 8:23 am
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        Idk how to actually comment so I hit the reply button, on with my question. I have a bubble butt, and I want a more of a Heart shaped waist to go with it but I’m too skinny and have really small rectangle hips. ALL my fat seems to want to go to my legs and in my butt. How could I gain a little in my hips but still shape it? I know I’m confusing but I’m not too got with words. 😕

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        • April 14, 2016 at 12:11 pm
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          Hey Tanzanite Angel, it’s a little difficult to understand exactly what shape you are starting with, but try checking out this post on glute anatomy and it might help you to see which muscles you should work on to improve your shape the way you want! I also have the same problem of fat going straight to my lower half, unfortunately sometimes you can’t fight genetics so you just have to do the best you can – I’d suggest trying out some of the butt exercises in this post and see how your body responds… good luck!

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  • April 1, 2015 at 12:21 am
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    Hi! I’ve recently become aware of the shape of my body and I’d like to reshape it through exercise. I have a very tiny frame, but I’m also curvy because of my hips/love handles. Due to this though, I have an “H” shaped teeny tiny butt. I was reading about the exercises and the links you’ve posted, but I also need to ask how many times a week do you recommend I do these exercises?

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    • April 2, 2015 at 2:41 am
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      Hi Kate, lucky you – most women would love to have your tiny frame and still be curvy!

      Regarding your teeny tiny butt, building this up a bit is totally possible. I too have a H shape due to prominent hips/love handles and I feel your pain! It’s true that a large proportion of your butt shape is dictated by fat storage, but muscle volume also does play a part, and it’s this part we can influence. The exercises I post are ones that I’ve found to target the glutes, but coming up with a specific workout plan to tie it all together can be a bit more tricky, and I must admit, not something I have posted much about so far.

      One important factor with working out to build muscle is to allow for enough rest breaks for your body to actually rebuild. You also need to ensure you are getting enough fuel (in the form of a nutritious diet), sleep and stimulating exercise in order to grow muscle. There is no one correct way and a lot of this is experimenting with your body to find out what works best for you.

      I really would recommend the book “Strong Curves” by Bret Contreras to you, as it talks about muscle building (specifically for a bigger booty!) in more detail, is aimed towards beginners yet does not gloss over details, and also includes several workout plans that could get you started. Have a look and let me know what you think! A second product that might suit you is Gluteus to the Maximus. Both are geared towards getting a bigger butt through building up your gluteal muscles.

      Aside from these books, a more general recommendation from me would be to workout every second day or so, to allow for your muscles to recover. If you’re training to build muscle mass, in general you want to be doing low reps with heavier weights.

      To fight that H-shape, try to include exercises that will work the sides of your butt to round out your shape from your love handles a bit – for example: curtsey lunges, clamshells, fire hydrants, L-sit side lying leg raises. At the same time, if you are able to reduce those love handles (though I fully understand how stubborn they are!!!) this will also help to round out your shape so your waist transitions nicer to your butt.

      Good luck, and let me know if you have any other questions!

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  • June 1, 2015 at 12:35 am
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    I used to have a “heart” shaped bottom, then I gained 80 lbs. It’s more “h” shaped now – it’s awful.

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    • June 3, 2015 at 2:39 am
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      It’s so fitting how they have called it ‘heart’ shape because people seem to love that one so much.

      I feel your pain with your current “H” shape – in most cases it’s those ugly ‘saddlebag’ areas above the hips where fat gets stored that makes this shape. And if you happen to have wide and high hips, your actual pelvis can accentuate this even more, even if you don’t have a lot of extra fat.

      But hey, you’re actually very lucky! The fact that you used to have a heart shape butt means that you have the right bone structure and genetics for a lovely shaped butt if you work at it (and I have no doubt that you can get back to that if you come up with a plan to drop those extra pounds!)

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      • September 3, 2016 at 10:50 am
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        I can’t really tell if I have an H or A shaped butt, I store a lot of fat in my lower cheeks and my thighs but then in the upper part of my butt it looks sorta Hish… Everyone says I have a big butt and it does have a lot of fat in it and muscle. I do 200 squats a day 4-5 days a week but haven’t really gotten into other exercises. Mine looks most like the first picture in the A butts.

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        • September 8, 2016 at 1:35 am
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          Hi Jill!

          It’s pretty common for some people to have a butt shape that is a combination of the main types, so you’re probably a A/H combo from what you’ve described. I have the same kind of shape and in my opinion this shape can tend to have hip dip.

          That’s awesome work with the squat routine, sounds like you’re very consistent! Doing other butt exercises can help if you feel you’ve reached a plateau with your current routine, since the body can easily get used to whatever you throw at it.

          It can be good to mix it up to give an extra challenge. I really like glute bridges, kickbacks, and donkey kicks. These will work even better for you if you introduce some kind of weight, and use the principle of progressive overload to keep the muscles challenged!

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  • September 2, 2015 at 5:36 pm
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    Many African American Women would not make this list at all and they need to add additional categories .

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    • September 3, 2015 at 8:05 pm
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      Hi Nora,
      Thanks for the feedback, I was not aware that these categories don’t suit African American women very well – they are based on 4 different shapes that many plastic surgeons have come up with. I guess they may not often have to do cosmetic surgery on African American women because there’s already a lot of beautiful butts in this group (here’s me being jealous) that don’t often go for surgery!

      I’ll keep an eye out if I can find any more information in this area. Thankyou!

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      • September 19, 2015 at 9:57 pm
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        I find it very rude, offensive and envious that white women think that African American women would not make the list. Maybe you thought a African would read a articlein the first place. First of all, we are majority of this list except for that H-shaped figure. ???? You white women have no shape what so every, no ass, no curve, nothing. So I think you all would have to go find a category for body types such as that. Just my opinion. African women are known for our beautiful shapes and curves. So I advice you white women to go do your research. But on second thought you should know because a lot of you get plastic surgery to look like us anyway. 😉

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        • September 21, 2015 at 9:09 pm
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          This reply was incredibly unintelligent and added nothing to this conversation. Nowhere in this post did the author mention that black women wouldn’t make this list. Believe it or not, black women in all their magnificence are, in fact, women and women, regardless of color, were assessed by body type and four categories were determined.

          And what’s with all the reverse racism in your post? Because I know if there was a comment made about how black women wear weave to have the hair that white women have on a different types of hair post, there’d be riots in the street.

          Oh and by the way, I’m Latina. We’re different sides of the same coin, sweetheart and you even offended me.

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        • September 21, 2015 at 10:10 pm
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          It seems like these 4 categories that were developed by plastic surgeons certainly do break down sometimes. As stated in the article, not everyone will fit into a predefined category though, we’re all human and have different bodies after all!

          I am not sure who made the original comment about African American women not fitting these shapes, but that’s a huge generalization, which I don’t necessarily agree with. I’m glad you’ve expressed an opposite opinion here because it shows that there is no ‘one-size-fits all’ approach.

          I have to say I definitely agree with you – African American women are well known for having beautiful curves and awesome butts. I do still think that anyone can improve the way their butt looks through a healthy approach (diet and exercise), regardless of their starting butt shape though! Hopefully surgery is an absolute last resort.

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        • September 22, 2015 at 11:05 am
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          Guess what I’m white and have round firm booty some double d breasts wide hips and small waist. And black women are stank. and the reason that any white girl would get plastic surgery to look like you is the same reason you wear those hair weaves to look like us non-black women who have normal hair. 😉

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          • September 26, 2015 at 2:04 pm
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            WOW! So, black women are stank? And only “white” hair is normal? No words…… And yes, I addressed the OTHER ignorant comment as well. SMH, ppl….

          • January 12, 2016 at 11:46 pm
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            Racist much? Also, most women can be beautiful, it’s just prejudiced, snobby, rude bitches like you who can’t.

        • September 26, 2015 at 1:54 pm
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          Um, I understand the anger, but I think the insults are a little harsh & unnecessary. However, I do think there need to be more examples of plus-sized women (no matter the race) to get a better generalized POV of our butt type. I’m a black woman with a large bottom (& boobs , lol) & am overweight for my height. But, I do believe I fit either the H or C butt type as best as I can determine.

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          • September 27, 2015 at 11:05 pm
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            Unfortunately I found it very difficult to find images of plus-sized women’s butts on the internet that I could include as examples in this post! Which in itself made me a little annoyed that this whole population of women are underrepresented.

            I agree though, I would definitely have liked to include pictures that were representative of more sizes and shapes to help support people in determining their shape. I am glad you’ve been able to take the information given and still take a guess at your shape. Great stuff!

        • September 30, 2015 at 10:31 pm
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          You aren’t even worth this reply, but ALL WOMEN CAN BE BEAUTIFUL, IT’S THE PREJUDICE ONES LIKE YOU WHO DON’T HAVE A CHANCE.

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        • January 17, 2016 at 2:38 pm
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          Black chicks are disgusting and have too much fat everywhere.

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        • March 21, 2016 at 9:32 pm
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          yOU ARE HYPOCRITICAL SNOTFACE. YOU ACCUSE OTHERS OF BEING RACIST, BUT LADY YOU TAKE THE PRIZE FOR BEING A HYPOCRITCAL BI..TT..CCC…HHHH.

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        • April 15, 2016 at 8:36 pm
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          Lmao, ever heard of a certain lady named Christina Hendricks? I bet she has a much better figure than you do. No one is trying to look like you. Objectively speaking, it was Latinas like Jennifer Lopez that started the craze for larger, rounder butts. There is such a thing as having TOO much butt and a lot of black girls fall under that.

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        • April 17, 2016 at 4:17 am
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          To Tdodson: Holy shit . Did you not read the post ? Not in any place does it say “this is only for white women ” please get off of your pity high horse and off of this post . You’re a very degrading person . This is for WOMEN . PERIOD . So if you feel as though being African American makes you not so womanly than I suggest you speak to your mother and ask her why she raised you in such a way :) oh and thank the lord I don’t have to wear a WEAVE cause my hair is naturally beautiful . Isn’t that why you all wear FAKE hair ? To look like all of us “white women” hmmmmmmm

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        • July 25, 2016 at 7:01 am
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          Why are you so angry? There are plenty of white women with beautiful curves. Just look at Scarlett Johansson, Kelly Brooks, and Iskra Lawrence. They’re all beautiful curvy white women. So when African Americans get weaves, relaxers, dye their hair blonde, wear colored contacts, and bleach their skin they aren’t trying to look like us? Stop being so hateful and jealous and learn how to appreciate the beauty in all women instead of putting people down.

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        • September 3, 2016 at 10:52 am
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          You’re also known for your low IQs… lol and I’ve just been proven right by your being racist on an article about butt shapes.

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        • September 14, 2016 at 3:19 am
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          Lmao you are ridiculously rude . Black women can be stick skinny & white women can have serious booty . You sound deeply bitter & laughably ignorant . What kind of person comes to a place of women trying to improve & love themselves just to trample all over everyone ? be a better you . you obviously need to .

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      • April 21, 2016 at 4:29 pm
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        Yeah gotta agree.
        As an actual African, I am aware that our bodies deposit fat diffently.
        That in Caucasians, just as large breasts irregardless of body shape and type is more likely us black women can have varying body types and shapes yet still have a perkalicious behind. That doesn’t quite answer the question of shape for those of us trynna body sculpt via the type tailored workouts linked here.

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        • April 24, 2016 at 10:32 am
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          Good feedback Chipo. Although there’s no clear-cut answer and it might be hard to categorize your starting shape, I think that when in doubt just pick a few of the butt exercises and try them out. For people in this situation, try checking out this post on glute anatomy which can help you see how the butt is actually structured and from there you can work out which muscles you might want to try and target. Basically, building your own customized work out plan to try and target the areas which need work the most!

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    • February 9, 2016 at 6:59 pm
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      I know I wouldn’t. My butt is huge but thank God that I have a small waist.

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    • May 6, 2016 at 3:43 pm
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      Oh good grief. AA women do NOT all have the same shapes. This article applies to ALL women.

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  • September 10, 2015 at 2:58 am
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    Hi, I’ve known what what my bum was shaped like for awhile but I just recently figured how I want mine shaped through exercise. I’m an H shaped butt ( its pretty full i guess i do get fat there),but i reallllllyy want to achieve a heart shaped bum (but ill be happy with a big bubble butt my cousin has one) please let me know if that’s even achievable and if it is, what exercises i should do :)

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    • September 10, 2015 at 10:57 pm
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      Hi June!
      I’m really glad you’ve joined the challenge to shape your butt through exercise – here’s a warm welcome aboard :)

      Having clear goals is a great start! It’s very hard to say what is achievable as everyone is different. For example, without seeing you, your H shape could be due to fat or due to the bone structure of your hips, or a combination of both. Your skeleton is not really changeable, but your fat distribution is something we can work with.

      However, one thing is certain – you can always try your hardest to shape your butt with exercise and you will see some improvement for sure, even if that’s just a fuller butt and shedding any unwanted extra pounds.

      Many people forget about the butt when it comes to exercise. Since it is so often underworked (as a muscle group), it’s extremely surprising what some good butt-targeting exercises can do to your behind. I mean that in a good way!

      I would recommend starting out by making sure you can activate your glutes properly (many people can’t). Glute bridges and clamshells are a good place to start.

      If you haven’t already, check out this article that explains a little bit more about shaping your butt with certain exercises. Try and work your way up to these so that you can actually feel your butt muscles doing the work, not any surrounding ones. Good luck!

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      • September 14, 2015 at 1:02 am
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        Thank you! I do work out some but I’m the type of person that has specific goals but not a clear view of how to reach them :( i want a fuller butt and a more defined crease between thigh and my butt to get that sexy look lol but no idea how to get there. any ideas?
        Also my love handles are so annoying! I hate them but i dont know how to be rid of them…

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        • September 14, 2015 at 9:12 am
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          Butt-focused exercises (working your way up to hip thrusts after you have mastered glute bridges) with heavy weight should be your goal if you are trying to exercise for a bigger butt June.

          Check out Strong Curves if you’re new to weight-lifting. It is an awesome book and all about booty-building, one of my favorites. It also has a heap of workout routines if you’re stuck for ideas.

          If you’re really eager, you could also try butt-enhancing supplements like Gluteboost – I haven’t tried these before, but if you’re going to try any of the butt enhancing pills this would be my recommendation. It may help when used in conjunction with exercise!

          I feel your pain with the love handles – that is just stubborn fat that doesn’t want to go away! Haven’t got any magic bullets for that yet, though the butt exercises should hopefully help as a nice side-effect!

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  • September 26, 2015 at 2:11 pm
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    Hi, is there a way to send pics to get a better determination of our butt type in order to perform the correct exercise? Nothing graphic, just a generalized idea.

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    • September 27, 2015 at 11:10 pm
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      Tekechia, one way to get a specialized opinion would be to organize a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon, these first consultations are often complementary. You’d have to be careful not to get sucked in after that though, because some practitioners may be pushy!
      I would be happy to offer a comment if you’re comfortable sending pictures through, but I am not a professional, and my opinion would just be based on my research behind this article. Find my details via the ‘Contact’ page on the site.

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  • October 1, 2015 at 1:21 pm
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    Whats wrong with the H shape? Its pretty close to the O shape and if you work out H shapes look like O shapes anyway.

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    • October 2, 2015 at 8:13 am
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      Nothing wrong with a H shape, I think it’s just less popularized in the media. Everywhere you look it tends to be all about having a round or heart shaped butt, so many women aspire to this rather than the H shape. It all comes down to personal preference though.

      You definitely can get rounder shape with exercise as you’ve pointed out!

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  • October 4, 2015 at 6:56 pm
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    Hi,
    I use to be an O shape but after having children my shaped worped into a V shape which is a very dramatic change. Is there hope for me to get a bubble butt back?
    Thx,
    T.R.

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    • October 5, 2015 at 11:20 am
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      Hi Tani,
      I haven’t done too much research into this before, but my initial thought is that this may have something to do with hormonal changes after pregnancy. Do you think this might be a possibility? A change in hormones can affect the locations where fat is naturally stored (for example, estrogen tends to encourage fat storage around the hips and butt). You may be able to raise this with your doctor to see what they think.

      The good news is that you’ve had a O shape in the past, so we know it’s possible for you! Butt building exercises will help bulk up your glute muscles and add some shape, but it sounds like the changes you’ve described are to do with fat distribution changes. A product like Gluteboost butt enhancing pills may help, but everyone reacts differently, so it’s hard to say if you will see results or not.

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  • November 2, 2015 at 8:46 pm
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    i am a transgender in transition to be a full women an i want a juicy big but with wide hips
    but not sure what shape id love to get were you can the were the back ends an thighs start i want it wide an fullfor a far but id love it to sway an jiggle when i walk can someone tell me what kind i should get

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    • November 4, 2015 at 1:12 am
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      Are you on hormones for your transition? Extra estrogen should help your body start storing more fat in your butt area which should help you to be closer to a A-type shape! Otherwise it might be worth checking out supplements like Gluteboost or butt-enhancing underwear to create the look you are after in the meantime. Good luck!

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  • November 21, 2015 at 7:50 pm
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    Hi! I’m pretty sure I have a H-shaped butt, but like so many others I’d like it to be round or heart shaped. Photo: http://s21.postimg.org/es0pdztx3/Full_Size_Render_1.jpg (will delete it after getting a reply, don’t want my ass on the internet LOL)
    I know my H-shape can’t be due to fat (I just did the body analysis and my body fat is only 13,7%, extremely low due to extreme muscle mass – runs in the family – Latin). Hips 37inches, waist 26 and my legs are very strong (I can leg press 240kg at a 45 degree angle ), but my butt is still square. HELP!

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    • November 22, 2015 at 3:19 am
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      Hi Maria, your photo URL didn’t work for me but if you’ve got a H-shaped butt it may be because of the shape of your pelvis and hip bones.

      You sound like you are pretty fit so it is unlikely to be due to fat, but be aware that some people do tend to store fat in odd places on their body, even if they have an overall low body fat percentage! Take a ‘pinch test’ and see if you can identify any fatty areas at the ‘corners’ of the square shape – that may help you to work out the cause. If there’s no loose flesh there, then it’s most likely going to be just the shape of your skeleton. Unfortunately not a lot can be done to change this, but you can try building up your butt muscles to accentuate the roundness of it, and try to draw the eye away from any squareness! Let me know if you have any other questions, I’ll do my best to help!

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  • December 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm
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    I just want to say, that’s my girlfriend in the first H shape butt picture. Its from years ago. She’s got a big butt from the profile, butt from straight on like the picture you used not so much. Thought it was hilarious because we came to the site to see how to get it more round on the sides.

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    • December 13, 2015 at 11:04 pm
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      Hahah, that’s crazy Jon! It’s a small world, even on the interwebs, apparently!

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  • January 7, 2016 at 12:14 pm
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    I’m a black woman I have H shaped bum

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  • January 7, 2016 at 12:20 pm
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    to me H shaped bum is also nice not many people have a defined waist line or curvy waistline, women who tend to have an H shaped bum have defined curvy waist line, those love handles make the waist appear curvious, the disadvantage of the H shaped bum is that it has to be full to look good as for heart shaped even if small it looks good. so i can say h shaped looks better on plus size women than slimmer ones

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    • January 9, 2016 at 10:40 am
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      Love that we have some fans of the H-shape here! It just goes to show that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and everyone has their own personal preferences as to what looks great. Thanks for stopping by!

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  • January 10, 2016 at 10:56 pm
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    i have a h shape becuase wen i was young i got sick alot so i got the needle on my butt alot .. i mean i got injected for treatment .. am african so u understand… anyway it gave me a very pointy almost h shaped butt but alot worse because the side of my butt goes in deep..u can press that part and feeel a bone and its not nice given the fact that my whole family has amazing butts and my friends too.. lowers my esteem alot..

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    • January 12, 2016 at 7:53 am
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      Hi Greenelad, I’m sorry to hear that you’re not too happy with your shape. I don’t know if it could be caused by injections when you were young, but maybe you can still work on trying some butt exercises to see if it will help to fill out your butt shape a little better. Exercise is free to do, so there’s no harm in trying! Good luck and let me know if I can be of any more help at all.

      By the way, you could also try butt padded underwear to help round out your shape. It’s not permanent, but it is an instant fix and sometimes can offer a much-needed self esteem boost! :)
      Jolie

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  • February 20, 2016 at 7:57 pm
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    Hello! I’m from Poland :) First of all – thanks for this post. Unfortunately, I found out I have V shaped butt.. My Q to you is what type of exercise should I do to get bubble butt, or just change it to more rounded?

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    • February 23, 2016 at 11:29 pm
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      Hi Patrycja! It’s so cool how the internet has connected us with you all the way over there in Poland! Thanks for stopping by. I wouldn’t say that’s unfortunate about your butt shape – don’t forget everyone has their own preference, and some people find this shape pretty sexy! However, I think it’s great that you want to improve what you’ve got. For exercises, try heading over to this article, How to Shape Your Butt. V-shapes are a little tricky, but try and focus on doing exercises which you can feel working the lower part of your butt muscles. You could also take up glute bridges – they are one of my favorite ‘must do’ butt exercises, that really can help make your butt rounder and a bit bigger in size too. Hope this helps!

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  • March 5, 2016 at 4:09 am
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    Hi! I’m a bit conflicted to what my butt shape is….
    So I began lifting barbells/Dumbbells for around 6 months and my Glutes area muscular and toned and I think look very nice from the 3/4 and side profile… However from the full profile it looks kinda weird?? My right butt is more rounded out and has more of a rounded bubble shape but my left butt has a tiny bit more fat on the upper hip and looks kinda ridged and dipped compare to my right butt…. It’s not a big significant difference but I want to know is there a way to even out my hips and make my left side more rounded and appealing? Also upper hip exercises would be very much appreciated bc I can’t find any of them >.<. Also is a heart shaped butt possible for a high hipped girl? I'm high hipped so my ideal expectation of a toned perfect butt is a round O shaped butt but is there any high hipped heart butt? Ty!

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    • March 10, 2016 at 3:03 pm
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      Hi Zoe! Great stuff with the barbell and dumbell work, in my opinion these are a must for building glorious glutes!
      You sound a little similar to me, I have quite prominent hip bones/high hips and it makes my shape look a little strange from the front or back directly.

      It can be possible to round out at least somewhat. For an example, check out this amazing glute transformation – notice how her butt rounds out a bit nicer at the top in the ‘after’ photos? Just goes to show what is possible with the right exercises.

      Regarding your difference in shape on right versus left sides: is it possible that you might have a muscular imbalance? You could try single side exercises to isolate/work your glute muscle on each side individually. It should become obvious if one side is weaker than the other, in which case always train your weaker side first, then just match the same number of reps/sets on the stronger side. Eventually the amount of reps on the two sides will converge as your imbalance corrects itself.

      In terms of exercises… I would recommend these for you (they can all be done one side at a time): hip extension, donkey kicks, straight rear leg raises (these three are all quite similar but they give a really good burn!), L-sit lying side leg raises, fire hydrants, clamshells, one-legged glute bridge. Do yourself a favor and master the glute bridge first before progressing to the one-legged version. For your upper glutes, you could try seated band abductions. I hope I have not given you too much here, but experiment, pick two or three that you like and see what works best for you!

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      • March 27, 2016 at 4:04 pm
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        thank you! ive followed your exercises with resistance bands and i really see some change! My left side is still a bit weak but its more rounded out and my butt is now more of a perky bubble o shape! And about the shape changing… since i followed your advice my buttocks flares out a bit on the outer thighs… not too significant tho ;D

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        • March 28, 2016 at 1:55 pm
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          Woohoo, awesome results girl! That’s sweet, thanks for reporting back – I’m so glad you’re seeing some positive changes! Keep up the good work and I’m sure the changes will continue :)

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  • March 6, 2016 at 12:49 pm
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    I think I’m a O butt , because I have a bubble butt a little one and when I gain fat is always on my thighs and my little bubble butt is low if that makes any sense. . . But my husband thinks I have a A or a O

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    • March 8, 2016 at 12:22 am
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      Sometimes people can fit across more than one type, so a combination O/A is definitely possible! If your bubble butt sits a little low then that does sound like you could have features of both an A shape and O shape!

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  • March 29, 2016 at 2:50 am
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    I’m curious what the ideal male butt is. I have somewhat of a runners butt however I’ve been deadlifting to fix that.

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    • April 4, 2016 at 3:09 am
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      There’s not much information that I can find about male butt shapes (whereas the 4 ‘main’ butt shapes in this article have come from plastic surgeons, but seem to be aimed towards the female body). I do know that my boyfriend started deadlifting a few months back and it has made an awesome improvement to his butt shape (it’s starting to actually look like he has a bit of a butt now), so I think you are on the right track!

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  • April 6, 2016 at 10:32 pm
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    Hello! I have a V-Shaped butt and I wish to achieve an O/A shape. My butt looks as if there is nothing at the sides and I was wondering if it is possible to change the shape? Do you know of anyone who has changed their butt shape (from V to O/A through proper diet and exercise? Even if you don’t, what do you recommend? Thanks xx

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    • April 9, 2016 at 8:07 am
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      Hi Ella! Thanks for stopping by. I don’t anyone who has changed specifically from a V to O/A, but I do think it’s possible to build up some serious booty muscles which may help give you the rounder shape you are looking for (as well as some nice projection from the side)! For an example of how exercise can help change your butt shape, check out this butt transformation – although she’s not a V to begin with, it’s pretty impressive. For building up the sides – try some of these: L-sit lying side leg raises, side lunges and clamshells. I think donkey kicks, froggy glute lifts, or hip extensions might benefit you as well. And in my opinion everyone should master the glute bridge regardless of their starting butt shape.

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  • April 16, 2016 at 1:09 pm
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    OMG what did I just read and see, regardless of the different shapes of these pasties, they all had one thing in common including you FLAT BUTT’S

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  • April 20, 2016 at 12:54 pm
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    Hello! I’ve exactly the same body type you described here (the last picture of A-shaped body): Another A-shape; you can see how fat stored on the outer thighs just below the butt give an overall heart/pear shape.

    How about transforming this body type and getting rid of this fat?
    What kind of exercises could help to make it not to catch the eye?

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    • April 22, 2016 at 10:41 am
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      Hi Sandra! It’s a bit tricky to specifically target fat loss in one particular area, especially if your body likes to store fat there. That doesn’t mean you can’t try though! In your case trying to target the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus muscles along the sides of your butt (check out this post to see where these muscles sit) may help add a bit of volume to the top part of your butt and draw the eye away from your outer thighs. Definitely try clamshells or seated band abductions. I would also recommend learning how to get good at the glute bridge exercise – when you do this exercise with weights it can help you build a bigger butt with more projection. This in itself may have the effect of kind of ‘lifting’ up the skin and fat in your outer thigh area. It might be a case of ‘try and see’. Good luck and I hope this helps!

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  • April 24, 2016 at 5:24 am
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    I loved this article!8 had to stop reading the comments because women need to start empowering each other rather than bringing each other down. Anyways!
    I’m all about empowerment! I have a heart shaped butt and a small waist. I’m argentine/Italian and I just moved from New Jersey to Miami about two years ago and I love seeing how well women take care of their bodies! I love this article. Short explanations yet very insightful. My Instagram is @stephhaniecrystal so if you have an IG- id sure love to follow you!

    Great article, keep up the fantastic job!

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    • April 24, 2016 at 10:27 am
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      Thanks for the feedback Stephanie, I certainly appreciate it! I’ve yet to start up an IG account – slack I know, but will be sure to add you if I ever get around to it!

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  • April 30, 2016 at 3:30 pm
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    My gf butt is flatter one. I want to make it bubble. Have you any idea, what should I have to do for her.

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    • May 2, 2016 at 10:25 pm
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      Bhassker, be careful here, as approaching your girlfriend about her butt can be a definite danger zone – there’s a right way and a wrong way to do this. I suggest you check out a post I wrote earlier on how to approach your partner about working out and follow the tips there. The main key is to make her want to exercise for herself, and remember that you can’t force anyone to do anything they don’t want to.

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  • May 15, 2016 at 10:07 am
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    Mine are v shape flat and ugly. :-( i want to have a toned firm beitiful butt. Still i am 27. What should i do. I am also fat. 61 kg and 39 30 40 and 5 ft 3 inches tall. My wedding is in five months. So upset about my whole body.

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    • May 16, 2016 at 12:02 pm
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      Ana, don’t speak like that! The first step to getting a nice body is not hating it, I promise you. Try and spend some time thinking about all the things you appreciate about your body instead of focusing on parts that you don’t like. It will make it much more of a pleasure to exercise and also give you self confidence (just having confidence in yourself is enough to make you much more attractive).

      From your measurements you certainly aren’t overweight, you have a healthy BMI. If you do want to lose a little bit of extra weight, you could try something like a low-carb diet, but I think more importantly try to do something you enjoy. Another good place to start is with the free 30 day butt lift challenge – try it and see if you like it!

      Good luck, remember to love yourself, and congratulations on your upcoming marriage!

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  • May 23, 2016 at 7:25 pm
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    Hi! :) I was trying to figure out what Butt Shape I have, but I think that mine is a mixture of them all :/
    Sadly I have a lot of Cellulite too and i started working out today but i guess it wont really help..
    Can you tell me what i can do, to get a more “C/O” shaped butt?

    Thank you very much and sorry for my bad english :I ♥

    (I’m 15 years old)

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    • June 5, 2016 at 7:49 am
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      Hi Mery,
      You’re totally right that not everyone fits exactly into just one shape category!

      Being 15, you might find as you get older that your body starts to distribute fat around your butt in a different way, so just give your body some time and see how it turns out! That’s awesome that you’ve started working out, if you stick with it and are consistent, you should definitely see some results. Some leg and butt exercises can help cellulite (for example straight rear leg lifts, hip extensions) and so can things like massage, skin brushing or foam rolling (try this article on cellulite for some more advice).

      For trying to shape your butt, I would recommend learning and mastering some basic butt exercises. My favorite right now is the glute bridge, once you get the hang of this, you can try it with a heavier weight and it is excellent for helping round out and shape your butt!

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  • June 8, 2016 at 4:02 pm
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    I have a small ass how can I make it BIG?

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    • June 12, 2016 at 11:54 am
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      Some bodybuilder forums will say – squats and oats! It’s meant to mean: nutrition and the right kind of exercises. Try some mass-building exercise routines that have a big focus on large volume and heavier weights when it comes to butt exercises. My favorite are glute bridges, a good starting point! Check out this article on how to get a bigger butt for some more pointers as well. Good luck!

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      • July 25, 2016 at 9:10 am
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        thank you jolie…..m doing squats for over a month n my butt is growing bigger

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        • July 26, 2016 at 12:53 pm
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          Awesome to hear! Love getting positive feedback like this Ajitesh, it just goes to show that consistency really does pay off! Keep up the great work!

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  • June 22, 2016 at 3:58 am
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    I have an A shape and I would like to change to an H. is that possible?

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    • June 30, 2016 at 3:08 pm
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      I can’t say I’ve ever come across anyone who wanted to go from an A to a H! I think it might be pretty tough to try and do this naturally and I’m not sure if you really could… as a long shot you might be able to try to ‘bulk’ your upper glutes, but I’m doubtful this would be able to cause a drastically noticable shape change. Check out this butt anatomy post to see some visuals of the different muscles in your butt that you have to work with, and you should be able to get an idea of if increasing the size of any particular muscles might help change your shape.

      Sorry I can’t be of more help, but I will just point out that A shapes are very highly regarded and I’m sure a heap of people would be jealous of your butt as it currently is!

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  • June 26, 2016 at 6:10 pm
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    Hi, I have an H shape but my issue is less too much or too little fat and more about how i can move it down? I’m not overweight at all, nor am I rail thin, but i lost a lot of muscle since I stopped exercising this past year due to a stressful and busy schedule but i plan to get back into it. Even though it will help significantly round out the butt itself, I don’t want to loose too much fat because my goal is to be physically strong and flexible yet not look like a man. I don’t have much fat to begin with and I do have a relatively thin waist, but my high hips and love handles counteract the image and its not great. I just want to get stronger and stay curvy enough to still be a woman (lol) but lose the love handles and fat on my fanny pack area. HELP?!

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    • June 30, 2016 at 3:16 pm
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      Hi Sophie,
      It sounds like you might be describing a little bit of a ‘hip dip‘ feature, but I feel like I totally have the same issue as you! Unfortunately as far as I know it’s either extremely difficult or maybe near impossible to locally ‘spot shift’ fat from one spot to another. I also have higher hips and a little bit of fat stored in the love handle area – my main way to try and fight this is to keep building the rest of my butt (don’t be scared about getting to bulky or looking like a man – you’d have to train an insane amount to achieve this, it’s not something that just happens) – hopefully that will help round everything out and draw the eye away from the love handles haha!

      Other things you might want to consider are maybe non-invasive spot reduction fat treatments for the love handles, I am not too sure if they work or not but I have heard of Volufiline (a cream that claims to help fat grow where it is applied – be wary it may be a scam) and another one is something like cool sculpting for fat reduction. I plan on looking more into these kind of treatments in future posts hopefully!

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  • July 4, 2016 at 3:52 pm
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    Hi i have a realy ugly v shaped ass i just wanna now to get a o shape or an hart shape please help me

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    • July 4, 2016 at 10:43 pm
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      Hi Kisela,
      I must complain about your use of language first of all girl! Ugly is not a good way to describe your butt – remember that the first thing you should really do is start to love yourself and your body. I know it sounds stupid, but this really is key to accepting yourself as you are and I think you’ll also be able to get better changes with this kind of mindset.

      V shapes are a little more difficult to shape in my opinion, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do! I would suggest just trying to build a bigger butt overall, as this may help to round out your butt and draw the eye away from your V shape that you aren’t as happy with. First exercise to master would be glute bridges, but also try froggy glute lifts as they seem to really target the bottom part of your butt. If you’re new to butt exercises, try one of our challenges and see if you like the results! From there you can always build to a proper butt workout program if you like!

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  • July 28, 2016 at 11:04 pm
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    Hi I have a little trouble classifying my booty; it has the roundness and volume of a C/O but my hips are quite square (H). What do you think?

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    • July 30, 2016 at 11:22 am
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      Hi Suzanne! It’s totally normal not to fit into just one (or even any!) of these 4 categories; we all come in different shapes and sizes after all! It sounds like you might be a combination of the O/H shape, so comments under either of those categories may be applicable to you.

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  • September 9, 2016 at 9:36 am
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    Thanks for that and how do I reduce on my hands and stomach?

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    • September 9, 2016 at 4:34 pm
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      Angela, I’m not too sure what you mean – do you mean how to reduce fat on your stomach area? It’s not really possible to ‘spot reduce’ fat, generally the order where your body tends to store fat is the order in which it comes off as well. But a full-body weight loss can result in reduction of fat from the stomach (as well as other areas). Keeping the muscles in that area toned (by doing crunches, planks or any other core exercise) can help as well.

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