Don't Be Desperate for the Booty!
6/26/2013 11:50:00 AM
It's nothing wrong with wanting to build up your body but desperation at the risk of your life and limbs...NOT!
April Brown lost her life as a successful cosmetologist and fashion designer, after receiving silicone injections in her butt. Due to near fatal infections, Brown, Mother of two, has had to have parts of all her four limbs cut off to save her life. Her story was told this year in Ebony Magazine. And now, the trial is set to begin for O’Neal Morris and Corey Eubank, two South Florida natives who are accused of injecting people’s buttocks with various substances including Fix-a-Flat in an illegal black market business.
We are a society that I quick to grab what we believe we’re missing. But when it comes to your temple, you must be careful what you do to it – and what you put in it! And while plastic surgery is a viable option, it is a personal decision that has to be weighed and investigated before you do it. Yes, we hear the tales of legit injections to pump up the butt or even implants, but if either ain’t your thang you can make the most of what you got with two things: diet and exercise!
Squats, lunges, deadlifts, and climbing stairs – all those target your butt muscles. Then protein helps you build muscle mass and adding healthy fats to your diet found in foods like avocados, olive oil, nuts, vegetable oil and poultry are good starters. No, you may not end up with a “stallion” booty but you can round out, lift and build muscles so you can better fill our those jeans! Livestrong.com gives some tips:
Add calories to your diet to promote weight gain. Determine your current intake by tracking your calories for a week, adding the totals and dividing by seven. Increase this amount by 250 calories. These extra calories are necessary for putting on mass.
Eat foods that promote muscle mass. Steer clear of processed meats, candy bars, deep-fried foods and anything made from white flour. Stick with foods that are high-quality sources of protein, carbs and healthy fat such as lean beef, chicken breasts, eggs, beans, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
Eat five or six meals a day instead of two or three. This will give you steady energy levels and also make it easier to achieve your higher caloric needs. Eat your first meal as soon as you get up and continue to eat every two to three hours the rest of the day. Include a serving of protein in each meal because it is key for muscle building. A chicken breast sandwich on a whole-wheat bun with lettuce, tomato and low-fat mayonnaise is a healthy meal option.
Perform a butt-building routine. Do exercises such as squats, leg presses, lunges, step-ups and cable glute kickbacks to fully target your glutes. All these exercises involve hip extension, so they are beneficial for building a bigger butt.
Execute proper form with your butt exercises. Move through a full range of motion, never use momentum and be aware of your body alignment at all times. For example, for step-ups, stand behind an exercise platform or weight bench with your feet together and dumbbells held at your sides. Step onto the platform with your right foot and lift your body. Move your left leg forward, bend your knee and raise it until your thigh is at least parallel to the floor. Lower your foot back down in a controlled motion, repeat for a set of reps and switch sides.
Use a heavy resistance with your exercises to achieve the best results. Lifting light weights will make you more flexible and improve your muscular endurance, but it will not lend handy to gaining mass. Lift a weight that will allow you to do only eight to 12 reps with proper form. Do four or five sets of each exercise and vary your workouts so you're not using the same muscles every day. This will give your glutes plenty of time to recover.
You can always grab Kenya Moore’s booty boot camp DVD for tips. You may also want to invest in a trainer if you are new to the workout game. This will help your overall weight and help you to build lean muscle overall. Need some examples of what to do now? Peep this video of some exercises below:
Happy butt building - the safest way!