Many people want to know about how to shape your butt. Let’s face it, the shape of a butt is one of the nicest things about it!
The idea of shaping is that you can make changes in specific areas of your butt in order to achieve a particular overall shape.
There are two ways you can go about this: naturally, through methods such as diet and exercise; or surgically – through cosmetic procedures. This post will talk about the types of exercises that you can do to try and help shape your butt.
What Butt Shape Have You Got Now?
Just as there are different body types, there are different butt shape types as well. What butt type do you have?
Most plastic surgeons recognize four main shapes when it comes to women’s buttocks:
- Round – “C” or “O” shape
- Heart/pear – “A” shape
- Inverted – “V” shape
- Square – “H” shape
It can be helpful to know which shape you are closest to, as this will can determine what kind of shaping exercises you can to do to work the butt shape that you’ve got into a more desirable one. Your butt may not match the above examples exactly, but you should be able to choose which shape your butt most closely resembles.
What Can I Do to Change My Butt Shape?
Depending on your weight and if you are carrying excess fat or lack muscle in the gluteal region, there are a few things you can do to make your butt appear to be a softer shape naturally:
- Exercise. Incorporating the right kind of exercises that shape the butt can build out those muscles that will give you a better shape. A strong butt is a sexy butt. Bigger glutes will give you a rounder, tighter booty and accentuate your natural curves.
- Diet. If you’re carrying a bit of extra weight around your hips, thighs or butt, this can give you a flabby shape. Watching your diet and what you eat is probably the best and fastest way to lose weight from your whole body, including the butt.
- Clothing Choice. Choose clothes that flatter your butt and draw attention to the aspects of your shape that you like, while down-playing any of your less attractive features. Poor clothing choice can make even the best body look bad, and good clothing choice can take an average looking body to be incredibly sexy.
- Consider Enhancement Underwear. Butt enhancing underwear and shapewear is a great way to shape your booty to the way you want it to look. This option is inexpensive and can give you an instant boost when it comes to the way you present yourself to the world.
The Surgical Alternative
Of course, there’s always the ‘easy’ option out – surgery to change the shape and appearance of your butt.
Personally, I’m not fond of this option because of the risk and cost of it all. I think that for anyone considering this option, it’s worthwhile to first try to shape your butt naturally through healthy methods first!
Who knows, you might just get the results you were hoping for – and it’s healthy and can be free to do as well.
Shaping Your Butt Through Exercise
Here are my recommendations on the best exercises you can do for your butt type in order to try and sculpt a more rounded ‘C’ shape or ‘A’ shape – which are generally agreed to be the most desirable shapes.
This is generally achieved by trying to target specific butt muscles to help even out your shape. If you’re unfamiliar with the anatomy of the butt muscles, be sure to brush up on your Buttocks Anatomy first so that you can understand which muscles sit where when it comes to your butt.
“C” or “O” Shapes
C shapes are also known as bubble butts and usually show nice bulk in the top part of the butt that is well balanced with the bottom part of the butt.
If you want to, you can also follow the advice given to H-shapers to try and get a bit more volume in the sides of your butt, though bubble butts are quite well respected by both sexes alike.
You don’t need to be too selective in terms of butt exercises that you choose. Any general butt exercises will benefit you and keep your butt perky – for example, squats, glute bridges and bulgarian split squats.
Your butt is lacking volume on the sides, and will benefit from exercises which target the gluteus medius to try and round out your shape. Try clamshells, lying side abductions, side lunges and ice skaters or curtsy lunges.
Those with a V shape will want to do exercises to add muscle bulk to the lower part of the buttocks as much as possible. The V shape originates more from a fat distribution that is towards the top of the butt and around the hips and is a bit of a tricky one.
You are unfortunately limited by your genetic disposition to this particular fat distribution, but could perhaps see benefits from training the gluteus maximus.
Try plie, arabesque, kickbacks, and froggy glute lifts to focus on the lower glutes, which may help fill your butt out at the bottom. Glute bridges may also help build some volume generally, if you can make your butt bigger and rounder this may distract from your V shape a little.
Congratulations “A”-team! You have what is widely accepted as one of the most feminine and desirable butt shapes. Take a load off and chill out on the couch, you don’t need to do any exercises at all.
… I’m joking – while you are one of the lucky ones, you should still keep up a good routine of butt exercises to keep your booty looking its finest.
Help! I’m none of the above butt shapes, I’m just plain flat?
If you suffer from a flat butt, then you’ll want to start incorporating butt exercises into your routine pronto!
The good news is that it is always possible to gain some increase in the size of your butt through exercise. Most people walk around with underactive glute muscles, which is one cause for flat butt syndrome.
Your main goal should be to add muscle mass to try and bulk up your booty. Learn how to activate your glutes first, then focus on exercises like weighted squats, weighted glute bridges, hip thrusts, and ice-skaters.
When thinking about how to shape your butt it’s all about realizing that it is possible to target different butt muscles in your workout routine and select exercises to encourage growth in those areas which will help to balance out your shape to one you prefer.
Consider Starting a Weight Lifting Program
If you’re serious about shaping your butt into a nice round booty that you can really be proud of, then you probably need to seriously consider starting a weight lifting program.
It is one of the best ways to get a better looking butt and body.
While using selected exercises to try to target specific areas of your butt can give some positive results, at the end of the day it boils down to this: the bigger, stronger and more muscular your glutes are, the better and rounder your butt will look.
The book ‘Strong Curves: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Better Butt and Body‘ is a great read that introduces the idea of weight training for building killer curves and a great shaped butt and I would highly recommend it if you are looking to shape your butt into a rounder, better booty.
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