I Have a Flat Butt
By Liv Wallace-Rudd
have a flat butt..."
I don't (as you can see by my picture below); but this is
how many of the letters from our readers begin. Here are
just a few of the comments.
butt is very very flat. It resembles an old woman
butt is just small and flat ...is there any kind of food
that [goes] directly there? I tried working out, and that
have no butt. It's small and flat all of my friends make
fun of me..."
am quite skinny so I have a flat bum ...[are there] any
specific exercise .. and any foods that help."
a flat butt be turned into a J.Lo [Jennifer Lopez]
comments all end with the direct or implied inquiry
"What can I do to make my butt bigger, fuller, curvier
and/or firmer?" Clearly, these people suggest that
having a flat butt is no fun. I know that if I had a flat
butt, my husband would look at everyone's butt except mine.
I can't have that!
said that, let me offer some hope along with some tough
realities. First of all, people like Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce
Knowles, and Tichina Arnold are born with the kind of DNA
that causes them to have big butts probably from early
adolescence. As grown women, they just need to maintain the
shape of their butts. Don't think for a second that J.Lo and
Beyonce don't spend a lot of time in the gym. They work hard
to keep those big firm butts sitting up where they belong.
back to the questions. Yes, a flat butt can get bigger,
rounder and curvier. Fitness trainer Joey Atlas describes
the changes that can take place for a skinny flat butt, as
well as a fat sagging butt - all using the same workout regimen. The
reason is that the butt contains a collection of muscles
(gluteus). Proper exercise causes these muscles to get
bigger and to replace fat.
you are very skinny, it will be necessary to gain some
weight. You will need to consume protein and carbs in
addition to your workouts. In "Gluteus to the Maximus,"
Nick Nilsson discusses nutrition as well as stretching and
multiple targeted exercises designed to increase the size of your butt. For a Flat
Butt, stretching is very important. As he describes in the
book, you need to stretch your fascia lata, to give the new
butt muscle sufficient room to grow.
of the questions appear to be asking if there is a "quick
fix." I can't tell you a specific exercise, or a
specific diet that will turn a small flat butt into a J.Lo-like
butt. It doesn't work like that. You need to follow a complete workout plan created and
tested by an experienced fitness trainer. Both the DVD
Series from Joey Atlas and the Electronic
Book from Nick Nilsson contain the type of organized
workout plans that are necessary to build a flat butt
into a big round one. The only additional ingredient will be
your own hard work and dedication.
Wallace-Rudd is an administrative assistant for a major
Now in her mid thirties, she works out at least five days a
week to maintain her curvy-shaped figure and big round butt.
She consults and answers visitor's questions at ButtShape.com.
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