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Exercise and Fitness

Reduced and shaped butt

03/17/2006

Question:

I want to reduced butt. which exersice is the best one

Answer:

The best option is to follow a healthy diet, combined with fitness exercises such as aerobics (to burn extra calories) and a butt-toning workout to help tighten and strengthen those muscles. Cardiovascular exercise such as walking and biking are excellent for your butt and thighs. Squats can be used in combination with the cardiovascular exercise to help target the gluteal muscles. To perform a proper squat, stand with your legs shoulder-width apart. Keeping your back straight, bend at the knees until your thighs are parallel to the ground. (The goal is to keep your knees from going out over your toes.) Return to the standing position. Repeat the squat 8-12 times (a set), until your feel your muscles have fatigued. Aim to do a set or two of squats every other day for stronger, toned butt and thighs.

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Response by:

Carolyn   Nickol, RD, MEd Carolyn Nickol, RD, MEd
Director
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati