How can you maintain an ass while working out heavily? Can you effectively manipulate body fat placement?

  • Artesin

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    May 06, 2012 9:10 AM GMT
    Ive heard of certain studies that say eating certain foods or working out a certain way will help you to maintain curves in all the right places. I feel that my body has always been proportionate but I fear that by integrating more cardio to tone up that my ass will start to shrink. Is body proportion all a matter of genetics or can we dictate where fat stores end up by certain diets or plans? Ive always had a 8-10% bodyfat range but never incorporated much cardio, it would be nice to firm up a bit without losing my ass icon_rolleyes.gif

    Is it even a concern if one isnt on a calorie deficit despite the workouts?

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    May 06, 2012 5:37 PM GMT
    A fine ass isn't defined by body fat placment it's defined by muscle. Check out any guy --bodybuilder, powerlifter, football lineman--who does a lot of dead lifts, squats and lunges and you will see one large thick bubble ass above two thick muscled thighs. That's how you get a great ass...and you keep working out to maintain it.
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    May 06, 2012 5:38 PM GMT
    MuscledHorse saidA fine ass isn't defined by body fat placment it's defined by muscle. Check out any guy --bodybuilder, powerlifter, football lineman--who does a lot of dead lifts, squats and lunges and you will see one large thick bubble ass above two thick muscled thighs. That's how you get a great ass...and you keep working out to maintain it.



    or genetics icon_biggrin.gif i've seen guys with lil stick legs who have the nicest ass and I think wow how did that happen!
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    May 06, 2012 6:40 PM GMT
    do Brazilian butt lift. icon_razz.gif its cardio it lifts and firms
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    May 07, 2012 4:34 AM GMT
    Artesin saidIve heard of certain studies that say eating certain foods or working out a certain way will help you to maintain curves in all the right places. I feel that my body has always been proportionate but I fear that by integrating more cardio to tone up that my ass will start to shrink. Is body proportion all a matter of genetics or can we dictate where fat stores end up by certain diets or plans? Ive always had a 8-10% bodyfat range but never incorporated much cardio, it would be nice to firm up a bit without losing my ass icon_rolleyes.gif

    Is it even a concern if one isnt on a calorie deficit despite the workouts?



    I had lipo and got a fat transfer to my ase. Now I have a sexy professionally sculpted bubble butt, always get complimented on it too lol. To maintain just eat right and workout, legs, core, as waist and legs have something to do with your butt ;)
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    May 07, 2012 5:36 AM GMT
    Diet is between 50-80 percent of what you body looks like, depends on who you ask. Working out is the rest. Definitely cardio and lifting combo will enhance all your curves to their optimum. Genetics is only a blueprint, it's epi-genetics that defines the final outcome. Epegenetics include diet, the environment, and habits( sleep and pastime).

    Your curves depend on how long you do your cardio, and type of cardio. Sprinting and walking is an amazing carbo combo for toning and activating the 'survival genes' that creates the ultimate cuts in the leg muscles, buttock included (1 min sprinting, 1 min walking ... do it for 15-20 min). Squat, lunges, and warrior poses (yoga) are all great for the whole legs and buttocks.
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    May 07, 2012 5:40 AM GMT
    Artesin saidHow can you maintain an ass while working out heavily?
    Be nice to him.
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    May 07, 2012 5:43 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Artesin saidHow can you maintain an ass while working out heavily?
    Be nice to him.


    Bravo!icon_lol.gif

    I've always had a big ass and legs, dunno why, but it has stayed that way through the years of lifting. It helps that I can leg press 24 plates. icon_razz.gif
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    May 07, 2012 5:43 AM GMT
    If you're doing impact exercise, that'll build/maintain the glutes like nothing else. I played soccer in high school, and all the plant/stick action gave me huge legs and a very high-sitting ass. I have to wear wide-leg pants.