I actually always had a nice round bubbly butt. Then I gained weight.... I joined Spark, lost weight and my butt! :( (regardless of strength training).
I recently turned my flat butt into a yoga shorts, quarter test butt. I became too skinny at my goal weight. I was toned-looking from strength training in certain areas, my upper body in particular but my lower body was scrawny and sad-looking.
I started lifting heavier, I picked up a barbell and I started *eating* a couple days a week above maintenance. I put on 10 lbs or so in the last 3 months but because of my heavy strength training program, most of it was "good weight" (muscle and fat to areas where I could use a bit more). I grew back an inch and a half in my butt. I didn't realize it until last week. I don't usually do this... lol but I grabbed my butt cheeks for some reason and was like; "Woah! Where did that come from?" It felt heavy and firm so I ran for my tape measure. Never thought I'd be happy seeing an increase in inches but I sure was! I went from not being able to hold up a size 1-2 and 33 inch hips to a healthier 34.5 inches. That's only an inch difference than they were when I was thin before I gained and lost weight. So I've almost rediscovered my former butt... no wait, I have gained an even better butt (because it's even more firm). I found it underneath a barbell (squats/lunges) and because I got over my inhibitions of gaining weight back.
So in my experience, I wasn't able to rebuild it until I reached my goal weight and then gained weight back (I guess putting it back into the right places and gaining the right type of weight; muscle).
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 6/30/2013 (07:22)
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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