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For the Guys, On Behalf Of Women Everywhere

Monday, October 22, 2012

I'll come right to the point: Guys, we women like for you to have butts. And it seems that as you age, if you don't get your.... er... butts into the gym, you wind up with flat backsides.

This flattening pretty much expressly comes from sitting a lot. I can spot a guy with a desk job who never visits the gym within 100 feet: Wide, flat, and almost narrow at the very bottom. Yeah, guys- We women notice nice butts on men that are in their 40's and beyond. It impresses us. If you have one, endeavor to keep it. If you don't, get to the gym and get one!

Now, I'm a gal who loves a nicely defined upper body. I'm a self-admitted chest girl. But true fitness is displayed in a man in his midsection and his butt. That's the area that takes the most self discipline for you guys to build up and maintain. So while a moundy muscular chest gets my initial attention, I have respect for a man in mid-life with nice glutes.

Not only is it about appearance, but having a well-developed lower body is good for your health and quality of life. A strong lower body will carry you around longer, be less likely to suffer things like back problems in the lumbar spine that so often start hitting men in their 40's, and greatly reduce your likelihood of suffering broken bones when you fall as you age. (Does hip replacement surgery sound like fun?)

Chances are that if I have inspired you to go to the gym, you will head for variations on the squat and leg press, because not only are those the grand-daddy of moves to develop the lower body, but they're also done on masculine equipment: REAL men use the big plates. (Insert caveman-type laugh here.)

But the fact is that the guys I see with good butts in midlife and beyond are the ones in the gym that aren't too proud to do lunges, step-ups, all variations of split squats, and cable kickbacks. And you'll see them getting cardio sometimes on the step-type equipment. Yeah, I know all those have the rep of being girly, but they do NOT create a girly look for you guys! They create a butt that gets our attention.

We women miss your butts! Please, bring them back!

Guys, are you listening? And women, do you agree?
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TIMOTHYNOHE 12/29/2012 12:29AM

    I have asked around. I am told I have a nice butt. Not a nice butt for a 59 year old guy. Just a nice butt. Of course She(WMBO) is a little prejudiced, butt I will accept her ass-essment.

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KSIGMA1222 11/7/2012 5:35PM

    I think I have a butt? I run, swim, spin, weight lift and do core workouts. Guess I really never thought about it. Actually now that i think about it my chest and but are about the same at about 44 inches but my waist is 36 or 37. Mind you I am 6'6" and 225 pounds.
So from what i read here:
1. have a butt
2. Workout
3. Have a chest
4. Do not have a gut
5. Work your legs
Any other words of wisdom?

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FIXED531 11/1/2012 12:27PM

    Ok, I got it. Cycling, squats, deadlifts, and lunges.

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HUSKERLAND3 10/31/2012 11:01AM

    ya.. i hear ya

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PAMNANGEL 10/27/2012 1:41PM

    We don't want you guys to necessarily get rid of your butt. We just don't want you to have 'grampa butt'. A nice, round, squeezable hiney...mmmm, yum. A flat, saggy pants patootie...not so cute!

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FITANDFIFTY2 10/27/2012 1:10PM

    I totally agree!!

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OPTIMIST1948 10/25/2012 10:47AM

    Hmm. I'm proud that I ran my @$$ off and here you are pleading for guys to put them back on!

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XXJDXX 10/25/2012 10:23AM

    lol...didn't see that one coming, but I think I've put it behind me.

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MISSYGEEN 10/24/2012 12:19PM

    emoticon I had to laugh, but there is a serious side to men taking care of their mid section and I am glad that you pointed that out. The argument for taking care of yourself goes both ways. Women still like a man who looks good and takes care of himself as well. The elliptical is not just for the ladies.

And guys, after you try this go out and buy a pair of Levis and walk pass me on the elliptical.

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PSCHIAVONE2 10/24/2012 3:59AM

    I run stairs every day for 15 minutes. Good cardio and I believe it helps the lower body. I do all my lunges at home along with the core exercises and some plyo exercises that I am embarrassed to in public. Then I do my upper body workout at the gym.

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GYMRAT_AT44 10/23/2012 2:06PM

    Bums all around please!

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HDHAWK 10/23/2012 12:38PM

    Agreed!

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DATMAMA4 10/22/2012 10:36PM

    I love looking at my husband's butt in a nicer-fitting pair of jeans, and will always tell him when it looks especially nice. Maybe I'll ask him to do some lunges with me so he can get a little more roundness back...

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LOWFATFOODIE 10/22/2012 6:01PM

    ha! thought it was only me that hated flat butts!

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KANSASROSE67 10/22/2012 4:07PM

    My expectations are pretty low...I would just like to see no beer gut hanging over the belt!

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LIZZYP609 10/22/2012 2:39PM

    Preach it girl!! LOL emoticon Great blog!

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KATYMS 10/22/2012 2:23PM

    O-M-G! I couldn't agree more.
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K-GETTING-FIT 10/22/2012 2:06PM

    Hee hee! Yes, I love a nice butt. However my favorite is legs. Kind of feel bad saying it because a lot of guys have a heck of a time building them. Ahhhh...meaty, cut thighs and monster calves are beautiful :)

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 10/22/2012 1:41PM

    i emoticon cycling because I'm usually a little slower than the leader of the pack, and the view is often very nice...

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Apparently aggressive sprinting and hill climbing on a bike works too...

And Amen, BERRY4! LOL

Comment edited on: 10/22/2012 1:44:45 PM

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IRP1114 10/22/2012 1:23PM

    Lol totally agree Nancy! Great blog ;-)

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CICI510 10/22/2012 1:07PM

    emoticon Truth!

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BERRY4 10/22/2012 1:05PM

    Personally... with the men in my life, I would rather them NOT have a paunched gut as a "first" priority.
Hey...why do you think we watch football!?! emoticon

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MISSB8604 10/22/2012 12:58PM

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BLUE42DOWN 10/22/2012 12:35PM

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Thank you for a great laugh this morning. My EX and his brother naturally had no butt to speak of, and when getting ready to go out, both would pad their pocket with a thick wallet and do tush checks to see if it looked more filled out. Used to make me die trying to avoid laughing. (And, of course, if they hit the gym or had equipment available ... it was all biceps. Silly boys.)

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BOBINVA 10/22/2012 12:21PM

    I am listening. I think guys look strange when they only work upper body and have no butt and skinny legs. You can count on me to work it.

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