Have you ever looked at pictures of an event or party you attended, only to realize that the woman in the corner of the picture looking the other way with the flat butt is you? Oh, the horror. Just when you thought you were doing well by incorporating some sit-ups into your day, you’re reminded of the ever-present pancake-rear that you try to pretend isn’t there. The truth is that many women have a flatter appearance on their butts because they either have poor posture, lack of mass in the hip, or a combination of both. While it’s easy to ignore a problem that you don’t personally see daily, everyone else does. With warm weather, shorts, and bathing suits here, be proactive this year about improving the shape of your derriere. Below we’ll look at why your rear may look deflated, and we’ll give you some ways to give your behind a boost.
Posterior Pelvic Tilt
The posterior pelvic tilt is basically when you tilt your pelvis forward, causing your upper spine and shoulder girdle to round forward in order to maintain your center of gravity. It makes your butt appear flat and droopy. Side effects include weak hip, back, shoulder and abdominal muscles – and pain in the back and neck , along with tight chest muscles.
Lack of MASS in your…glutes.
Your butt is shaped by both fat and muscle tissue and from your lower body’s support when you stand and move. Cardio and a healthy diet can reduce excess fat on your rear, but weight training stimulates the growth of the muscles in your butt, which gives you that brazilian-butt definition you’re looking for. Don’t think growing muscle mass is easy; however. Some key exercises to perform include squats, deadlifts, lunges and jumping exercises. The National Academy of Sports Medicine recommends you perform two to three sets of eight to 15 repetitions.
As if you need more reasons to get out and move more! We all know that a sedentary lifestyle can cause your body to lose muscle mass gradually. Sitting in a poor position leads to poor posture. Do you sit at a desk all day, slumped over while reading email? Make a conscious effort to sit more upright. On those days between heavy workouts, go hiking, or do some yoga or go for a walk. Corrective exercise training to prevent or even reverse that forward pelvic tilt will cause your pelvis to push out slightly behind you. Not only that, you may notice that your shoulders aren’t slouching as much.
Already exercising and not seeing fast enough results?
If you’re facing an upcoming beach vacation, or you’re just ready to see results quickly, you could consider having a buttock lift. A buttock lift improves and/or removes excess, sagging buttock and thigh skin that has developed as a result of weight loss, aging and gravity, or genetics. The result is a more flattering and toned butt and thigh contour. A Buttock lift may be beneficial for a patient whose thigh appearance improves significantly simply from the manual lifting of sagging skin.
What’s the bottom line? You have no reason to live with a flat, deflated-looking butt anymore. With a proper diet, consistent strength training, and the help of proven methods at Premier Image, you’ll wish you had eyes in the back of your head.