I remember a time a comedienne would wail, ‘Does my bum look big in this?’
In many legs, bums & tums classes I’ve taught over the years, no one has ever asked for a bigger bum.
But, thanks to those pesky Kardashians, the BUBBLE BUTT is now the bum de jour.
However, unless you’re surgically enhanced, or genetically blessed, most of us will never achieve that perfect plumpitude.
The menopause often leads to a flattening of bum muscles - so you get a sort of mono-bum, as our dear Queen has a sort of mono-bosom.
But there are ways to improve tone - so you get a higher, perkier bum, rather than having one that drags down the back of your knees.
CONFESSION - Thanks to 6 weeks of illness & no training, my bum now needs urgent work!
SIMPLE BUM IMPROVERS
SQUATS - all variations. With weights. Add bands. Different directions, tempos. With kicks. Plyometric killers.
GLUTE BRIDGES - Clue’s in the name. Again, you can add bands or weights. Do it on 1 leg. Vary foot placement.
LUNGES - All the joy of squats, but harder. Make sure to tuck you bum under with a hip tilt for maximum effect.
BALANCES - with kicks forward, back, leg raises to the side. Not only will you work the glute on the side you’re kicking, the stabilising leg will also work like hell.
OR you could CHEAT…