5 Essential Ingredients for a Super-Toned Butt

Ever look at a model in a magazine and wonder if your butt could look like that? For most of us, the answer to that is yes, but it’s not as easy as some would have you believe. It takes hard work and perseverance, especially if you’re out of shape. Still, it is not impossible, and women who commit to toning their gluteus maximus are usually very satisfied with the results. Want an amazing caboose that looks great in anything you wear? Here’s the recipe. All you need now is willpower!

Here are the ingredients…

1. Lots of Exercises

Exercise is a must if you want to tone up your butt. It’s important to have a workout schedule and be consistent. Exercises like squats, lunges, plies, and bridges (hip lifts) are easy to learn, and all effectively target the glutes. Incorporating weights into the workouts can help you get results faster. Yoga and Pilates are also effective, and you might want to do a circuit training session on most weekdays.

2. A Healthy Diet

You knew this was coming… To get the toned butt of your dreams, you will have to start eating right. That means cutting out junk food (it’s loaded with fat, calories, and salt) and avoiding dairy and processed carbohydrates, such as white bread and refined sugar. It also means sticking to a balanced diet that includes vegetables, fruit, nuts, whole grains, lean meats, fish, and plenty of water.

3. An Active Lifestyle

For many of us, the average day consists of eight hours behind a desk, followed by some domestic duties and an hour or two of TV. Television is fine, but it does nothing to tone up your behind. Instead, use your free time to be active and do things that keep you in shape. Walk the dog. Do some gardening. Participate in community events. On the weekends, go on hikes or do some exploring. Always take the stairs!

4. A Personal Trainer

Serious about whipping your buttocks into shape? Hire a personal trainer! A personal trainer can create a custom workout and eating program for you based on your profile and aimed at getting you the desired results. They can also help you get started, inform you, challenge and motivate you, add variety to your workouts, and teach you how to exercise correctly. They’re worth the money.

5. Good Information

It’s true; knowledge is power. And fortunately, we live in a time where valuable information is just a few clicks away – a good reason to get on the Internet and up your fitness IQ! Research what to eat, how to exercise, and how to stay in shape. Learn from the experts and those who have been where you are. If you want to dig a little deeper, head down to the library (yep, they still exist). Be informed.