Excersises to reduce your butt :|

  • AlexGuess

    Posts: 364

    Apr 07, 2010 9:12 AM GMT
    I don't want to, but I need to, is there any excersise for doing that?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 07, 2010 11:37 AM GMT
    Spot reduction (reducing the fat in, or around a target area) is pretty much a myth. You can train the muscles in a certain area to get bigger.. you can build muscles in OTHER areas to make the areas you don't train seem smaller. But when your body looses fat, your body decides where to lose it from.

    So pretty much you're stuck. Just do some cardio and lower your general body fat percentage. Your butt will eventually get smaller...

    Though keep in mind the wise wise words of sir mix-a-lot

    "You can do side bends or sit-ups. But please don't lose that butt."
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 07, 2010 1:08 PM GMT
    AlexGuess saidI don't want to, but I need to, is there any excersise for doing that?


    At 147#, you're already very small, and don't need to be getting a whole lot smaller. It's the normal course of male development to take on male characteristics. You'd likely be better served not trying to fight your gender.
  • calibro

    Posts: 8888

    Apr 07, 2010 1:36 PM GMT
    i recommend building up your upper body so that you become more proportional with it
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 07, 2010 4:34 PM GMT
    AlexGuess saidI don't want to, but I need to, is there any excersise for doing that?


    You *need* too?

    Why?

    Is there a door or a space between the counter and a wall in your house or place of work you find your ass no longer able to fit through....
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 07, 2010 4:40 PM GMT
    why would you want to lose your butt? not many man are blessed with one.....I guess cardio?
  • bad_wolf

    Posts: 1002

    Apr 07, 2010 5:48 PM GMT
    High rep, low weight on squats and deadlift, and slow it down too.
    It will tone it but will burn off any fat too and grow everything else too.
    For leg exercises use machines and do lunges, this will take the glutes out of the equation.

    Also on the note of deadlift. There are two ways to do them, one does the glutes and hamstring where as the other works the lower back. Do the former.

    If you need guidance on technique buzz me and I'll talk you though it.
  • AlexGuess

    Posts: 364

    Apr 07, 2010 8:30 PM GMT
    Because I'm a dancer icon_lol.gif, and for some leg elevations my butt gets in the way icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 07, 2010 8:33 PM GMT
    AlexGuess saidBecause I'm a dancer icon_lol.gif, and for some leg elevations my butt gets in the way icon_rolleyes.gif
    pic or it never happened >.>


    anyways, I guess....although I find guys in tights with big butts to be a major turn on...just sayin :d
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 08, 2010 2:11 AM GMT
    Being a dancer might be your problem, in that it develops your legs and butt. If you've got a layer of fat on it, cardio will help, but at your weight I doubt it.

    Each physical activity has its own "shape" to it--you can spot a bicyclist from a mile away, and never confuse him with a runner. One look at your Mexico pyramid photo and I thought "dancer." Embrace it, dude!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 08, 2010 2:31 AM GMT
    Personally, I like guys with nice bubble butts. But if you are looking to try to minimize bulk in your butt, I think high reps and low weights on exercises like squats, lunges, stiff leg deadlifts and the like might burn off some fat while keeping the muscles in your leg and butt smaller and tighter.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 08, 2010 7:25 AM GMT
    IsmeIvan1990 said
    AlexGuess saidBecause I'm a dancer icon_lol.gif, and for some leg elevations my butt gets in the way icon_rolleyes.gif
    pic or it never happened >.>


    anyways, I guess....although I find guys in tights with big butts to be a major turn on...just sayin :d



    i'm a professional dancer/choreographer/teacher, and that's a bullshit myth dancers make up as an excuse to be anorexic. keep the butt. your gluteals (the primary hip extensors) need to be large enough and strong enough to counterbalance the mass and strength in your hip flexors (especially the iliopsoas). if you do not have the same strength and range of motion on all sides of a joint you will vastly increase your risk for injury. this is particularly precarious at the hip, because the injury will be so close to the core and your center of gravity.

    if your ass "gets in your way," it implies not that your ass is too big, but that some other imbalance is in place: are your iliopsoas shortened? if they are not long and strong, they will pull down against your leg as you try to extend your hip (developé/grand battement derrière), thus holding your leg in a lower position. before you start trying to chase a pot of fool's gold (spot training is a fallacy - the body is an integrated whole, and you cannot break it down into parts like this), consider that there are other explanations. stretch/myofacially release your hip flexors as a possible first course of action.

    another possibility: you have a big ass, but it's a weak big ass. here again your ass isn't getting in your way, it's just not strong enough to lift your meaty, fabulous, luscious legs. getting rid of your ass won't help in this scenario either.

    and here's another possibility: whoever told you that ignorant, hateful, destructive, unhelpful, stupid bullshit needs to be kicked out of the teaching profession. and you can tell him/her i said so. in fact, you can give this horrible prick my email and we'll discuss the ways in which i had to deprogram hundreds of dance students from these ill-informed reductions of the body, so that they wouldn't experience the eating disorders i did.

    in short: keep the butt. learn more about functional anatomy. remember to balance strength and flexibility on all sides of a joint. EAT. and enjoy the beautiful art that is your non-reducible ass.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 08, 2010 5:05 PM GMT
    Well put!