Strong Curves: A Woman's Guide to Building a Better Butt and Body

Category: Women's Health
Author: Bret Contreras, Kellie Davis
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by VisibleQuads   2017-08-19

"I'd like to tone up my butt, thighs, and stomach, but I don't really know what to do besides run the treadmill and do some sit ups."

There are two ways to change your body--lose fat, or build muscle, or both. "Toning" just means a person who has little fat on top of their muscle. In order to achieve the toned look, a base of muscle mass is required.

If you lose weight without gaining/maintaining muscle, you will in general become a smaller version of the shape you currently are. If you want your butt, thighs, and stomach to look more "toned" you'll need to build muscle and lose fat.

Here's a decent routine: A lot of women like this one:

Really any beginner lifting program will work if you stick to it.

by ThatStitchCray   2017-08-19

Contrary to the other reply, I've lost about... 35-40 lbs since I started working out 8 months ago and I was in your position when I started. I could hang on the bar for a solid 5 seconds if I was lucky. Now I can do 3 pull-ups, which maybe isn't a lot but I'm still damn excited. I just do p90x, and I started doing pull-ups with a chair (the routine has you doing them twice a week). I eventually moved on to negative pull-ups which really helped me in being able to do real ones.

As for the butt, it's something I need to work on but I hear people mention this all the time: Strong Curves