Are you tired of exhaustively working out to get a perfect butt? Have you tried most of the butt workouts but are still not getting desired results? If yes, then you must be doing something wrong. Here are 8 reasons why your butt workout is not giving you desired results:
Not focusing on your form
It is important to know the right way of doing squats. For achieving best results you expect, you should do squats following this way:
- Hold your chest up and out with your head in the forward direction (and not downward).
- Don’t keep your shoulders rounded, rather keep them back and keep your feet at a hip-width distance.
- Bend your legs to position yourself like you are sitting on a chair, and keep your back straight and your heels grounded.
- Keep your knees over your ankles and make sure your thighs are parallel to the ground.
- Remember to keep your knees straight and make sure they don’t touch each other.
Not lifting enough weight
For working out your glutes, you need to raise more weights than you think you can. The truth of the matter is your glute can carry or lift more weight, and this is why you need to push yourself further and lift heavier loads. The secret of getting a toned butt is to lift as much weight as you can before your body starts to get tired. Keep your alignment right and complete all the sets you have promised yourself. Give yourself a break of one minute between each set to allow your muscles to breathe.
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Doing monotonous workout
If you are doing the same exercise every day you are only making your butt more prone to getting an odd shape – this is because your back muscles and your butt is not getting aligned accordingly. It is important that you mix different types of butt exercises together. For glute engagement, you must dedicate at least two to three days for a proper cardio workout, including running and climbing. The remaining three to four days should be focussing on lunges, squats and hip-hinging for resistance training.
Not having a proper diet
Only exercising cannot provide you with a toned and firm butt, it’s also important to feed yourself the required nutrition especially before a workout. If you think your daily workout sessions are going in vain, then it may be that you are not giving yourself the right food your body needs. For building the muscles of your butt and shedding the fat on it, you need to have lots of vegetables, edible fat or healthy cholesterol, and lots of lean proteins in your diet. Cut off the sugar from your diet and try to consume less of processed foods.
Not getting proper sleep
Don’t be so worried about getting the perfect butt that you don’t sleep well. Being the largest muscle in the body, the gluteus maximus needs to get rested properly so that heavy workouts don’t break down its tissues.
You’re not patient enough
Your buttock is an area where fats get stored quickly. If you think you can get the perfect butt in a few week so by just doing a few squats at the gym every day, then you’re on the wrong track. It is important to understand that our body takes time to activate the muscles and muscle fibers with every new exercise and weight training regime.
You are comparing
If you are making a comparison between your butt with a supermodel’s butt, then you are on the wrong track again. Supermodels have a different routine than you do – they might be at the gym all day whereas you may have an office and work to attend to. You should be proud of your body and shouldn’t get disheartened by comparing yourself to others.
You’ve not considered your genes
If your parents are bulky, then you tend to gain weight even if you are on a healthy diet. There are few things which come naturally through the genes and which are very difficult to change. So if you are not getting the butt you desire to have, then all you probably need to do is try a little harder, it may be your genes that are restricting your efforts.
So, now when you workout to get the perfect butt, just make sure that you’ve referred to this checklist.
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