I have lived my entire life with a flat butt up until about a few months ago when I noticed that I had developed curves. I have no idea when this happened to me, but I will say that I didn’t purposely set out to get a new butt. I didn’t even know it was there until I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror one day. Where did that come from? It wasn’t there when I was pregnant and it did not arrive after the baby came out, so six years after I had a baby the butt fairy decided to bless me with a full size lifted butt.
If you need to fluff up your invisible butt, here are 4 moves to perk up a flat butt.
Side Leg circles
Get on one knee with one leg stretched to one side. Balance yourself with the one knee and one hand, and with the other hand on your side make circles with your out stretched leg. Do 15 reps on each side. You should feel some strain in your upper thigh and butt after a while. This exercise is hard on the knees, so try using some knee pads for more comfort.
This is an old exercise that you may have seen done in the 80s but it still works great. Lay flat on your back with your feet planted on the floor with knees up. Lift your hips off the ground with your arms straight by your sides until you are in an angle like a bridge. Hold that position for 15 seconds and lay back down again. Repeat that about 12 times.
Old ladies from the south should know how to do this move well, but if you haven’t learned southern etiquette yet here is how. Stand tall and place one foot behind you crossing over and bend your knees until the back knee almost hits the ground, while still keeping your back straight. Change legs and do about 15 reps on each leg.
Squat side Kicks
Squat down less than 90 degrees and then kick one leg to the side as you come up. Keep your hands to the front to help you balance and stay upright.
Be careful doing positions that you have never done before. These are all great exercises and they are not very hard to keep up every day, so try to make an effort to work your body each day for at least 30 minutes to get all the benefits. Knowing what to do to rectify the problem is only half the battle.
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