I lost mine so I have the opposite problem. When I was thin before my pregnancies, I had a perfect round, good sized bum. Now after losing my pregnancy weight it has disappeared. I used to be 35 inches around my seat at this weight before my pregnancies, now I'm 33 inches. It's also gotten a bit flat and saggy, not as perky as in my 20's.
Anyways, I've been doing lunges and squats for some time now and it is improving... a bit. You do have to make sure you are using a weight that is challenging. I do lunges with 50 lbs and squats with 80 lbs. I'm small too at 5'2.
But I may actually have to suck it up and gain weight while strength training if I want a fuller butt.
As the previous poster said, you can't spot reduce fat. Just tone the muscle. You'll lose fat as you lose weight, be patient. We all have our "problem areas". I've never had a 'great' stomach but after two c-sections, it's quite unsightly. Saggy, wrinkly, stretch-marked and poochy. But strength training has been making improvements, especially lately because I think I've finally developed a more challenging program for my core. I've seen much improvement in strength and my ab muscles (under the pooch and my obliques) are becoming as hard as a brick wall. However, I will have to learn to accept that it will likely always be a bit saggy, wrinkly, stretch-marked and poochy... time and effort are making slight improvements... and I'm just learning to be proud of those small pay offs without some ideal, air-brushed super model tummy in mind as my goal.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 4/27/2013 (07:08)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
All that matters is that you be the healthiest you, you ca
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