March 5th, 2012
by Jodi · Filed Under: Training
“Smack it up, flip it, rub it down…oh no!”
Arguably one of the most famous butts out there. Also a good example of a stepping stool, dinner tray or counter top. Your choice.
No body part is talked about more on a daily basis, by women, than a woman’s butt. You could argue abs but really, young girls care about abs. If you are under 23 years of age, you want great abs. By the time you graduate college, though, you realize that gravity is a force to be reckoned with and you begin to think long term by asking the most fundamental question that every woman wants to know: “Where in Heaven’s name is my bum going? Last time I checked, it was midway down my back but I just looked and it’s not there anymore…” Not to mention, the older you get the less likely you are to show your abs in public. Gym?—sure. Public?—not so much. You can hide unsightly stretch marks, loose skin and a layer of chub under a good shirt but there is no hiding the fact that your butt ends somewhere around your knees and it’s not coming back up any time soon.
I want to chat about our back sides. In all ways… So yes, I will be going over my favorite exercises for the butt and what’s really good for them. I will NOT be telling you what the best one is because it really depends on your alignment and your weaknesses. You can really mess yourself up by killing one particular exercise to the point of lunacy because you think it will make a better butt when it’s not doing anything because your alignment is horrible. And your alignment is horrible because some portion of your glutes are shut off due to weakness, injury or so on. Therefore we will be avoiding “the best” kind of language and be talking more along the lines of “this is a good one” and “ooo, I really like this one, too”.
“Cindy” discovered there’s a dark side to the hack squat.
But you know me by now and you realize that everything comes with a twist. You can find “the best butt” exercises anywhere and there are plenty of trainers out there much better than myself that are currently doing those types of posts so this begs the question, “What are you really after, Jodi?” Let me answer that by saying…our back sides. That side of us that we don’t necessarily want to talk about or even acknowledge is there. It comes out when we talk about body parts or taking ourselves to the next level or fierceness in the gym. We have a secret side to us that’s not always comely, although she’s typically stifled when we have our wits about us, she can pop out at any time and wreak havoc in our lives. Let’s visit her this week, eh?
Expect some exercises, some programming and some things to think about when it comes to how you view yourself and portray yourself on a daily basis. I’m looking forward to exploring this with you. You know how I roll…if you have anything in particular that you want to know, hit me up below or email me. Cool? Woop woop!