The glutes are the largest muscle in the human body, yet for many of us they can present a sagging problem...especially as we age :). There is no need to wander too far from home to get some lasting, and lifting, results.
- Nutrition is key. Make sure you are taking in enough calories to support your muscles. Crash diets and severe calorie restriction will result in a depletion of muscle mass. This negatively affects both the metabolism and the glutes. Make sure you eat a balanced diet and vary your choices. The most common lean muscle-building ratio is a healthy 40% carbohydrate, 30% protein and 30% healthy fats. Adjust accordingly to your nutrient needs based on lifestyle.
- Resistance is critical. Strength or resistance training helps to build lean muscle mass as well as tighten skin by boosting collagen production. Old school squats and lunges work wonders for the glutes and legs. Also, check out this sure fire glutes move:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPPD0qRRaVU&list=UUefGFk3c8SmrXkDFejhSieA&index=66&feature=plcp
- If you're plagued with cellulite and feel as though your butt could use more of a boost, you can try some home remedies. Remember, these DO NOT replace a healthy diet and exercise. Coffee scrubs, made from already brewed coffee grounds, help draw water from the skin, resulting in short term tightening. You can also try creams with caffeine such as Nivea CoQ10 skin tightening moisturizer or Bliss Labs Fat Girl Slim. Results take up to 6 weeks of continued use.
Remember to have patience and exercise consistency to see full results.
Here's to your glutes that salute! :)