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BeautyisMiree 04-26-2013 06:23 AM

SQUATS!
 
I'm 14 and I want to do squats. I already have a big butt and I just hate it how it's jiggly (friends at school say its hot, but it seems gross to me).

I want too tone it up and basically get my body as healthy as it can be for high school and keep it healthy my whole entire life.

murrrcat 04-26-2013 06:31 AM

Then do them. :sign5:

it's just squats.

don't let your knees go past your toes. Ass to grass. thighs need to be parallel (in a straight line no slant legs, that's not real) to the ground. Don't arch your back.


In High School when I was weight lifting, my coach taught me by, pretending you're sitting in a chair, and then get back up without leaning forward. So you can practice in a chair to see if you're doing it right.

Good luck.

BeautyisMiree 04-26-2013 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by murrrcat (Post 2159011)
Then do them. :sign5:

it's just squats.

don't let your knees go past your toes. Ass to grass. thighs need to be parallel (in a straight line no slant legs, that's not real) to the ground. Don't arch your back.


In High School when I was weight lifting, my coach taught me by, pretending you're sitting in a chair, and then get back up without leaning forward. So you can practice in a chair to see if you're doing it right.

Good luck.

Thanks.

curlylaura 04-27-2013 11:26 AM

It doesn't matter what I do my knees go slightly over my toes. I also keep my feet turned out with my knees tracking over them. I do ass to grass, but go further than parallel to the floor. Parallel makes my knees hurt, but further doesn't :shrug:

I also use weights on my traps or hold them in my hands.

Lotsawaves 07-24-2013 10:40 AM

Hill or stair climbing is easier for me. I find squats work more of the front of the leg then the butt.

wildandwavy 02-07-2014 01:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Lotsawaves (Post 2193998)
Hill or stair climbing is easier for me. I find squats work more of the front of the leg then the butt.

If you can't feel it in your bum cheeks, you're doing them wrong. Nothing else makes my backside like squats, but they're ineffective if one doesn't go down far enough. For a fun twist, hold a barbell over your head and try a few sets. I'd recommend watching some videos on YouTube to make sure your form is okay before throwing weight on your shoulders, but when you get to that point is try front squats first- its a bit easier to balance.

sixelamy 02-15-2014 04:40 PM

Some great exercises for the butt, probably a bit better than squats, would be back leg extentions and pulses.

Get onto the floor on all fours and stretch 1 leg out at a time and bring it back. Do one side at a time. After you're done with the extensions, go straight into pulses - extend your leg back again and bend your knee so your foot is toward the sky, then push up, and push up, and push up, etc. That has to be one of the best that I have found.

Also, table top planks.. pretty much a reverse plank on all fours (on hands, not elbows) with your stomach toward the sky, and stay there for at least 30 secs... or as long as you can go, be sure to push through your heels.

wavydaze 02-20-2014 12:33 AM

Squats are amazing and work so many muscle groups. Really we're talking legs, butt, and for me, my obliques and core muscles. I do them with a bar, so far I've been up to 90lb. But start easy first, practice your form... look up youtube videos and/or get a trainer to make sure you're doing it right.

Ashleyboo24 02-20-2014 11:45 AM

I've been doing a squat challenge for the past month and I can notice a little bit of a change. If your having issues with form, try getting a big exercise ball and do them against the wall. It helps alot. You can also do just a wall squat (they burn, but its a good burn)

SQUAT ON!!

CurlyWhirlyy 03-21-2014 03:53 AM

Most women assume that squats mean that you are going to look like a female bodybuilder Ė nuh uh! You are going to have a great butt and great legs is whatís up! If you do them right, squats are going to remove the jiggle from your butt and make them a little tighter. Then again even though itís good that you want to get fit, remember that loads of guys like a little jiggle

wavydaze 03-23-2014 07:29 PM

Yea I really wish there would not be this stigma with women and weight lifting. Body builders male and female work so hard and for hours to get and maintain the way they look. Someone who consistently but casually lifts heavy weights 3-4 x a week is not suddenly going to turn into a body builder. Body builders are totally dedicated to what they are doing... not doing a little bit just for the sake of fitness. For me since I've been lifting, it's making me look more slender and shapely... Not bulky though I would actually like a little bit of bulk. But the primary reason I do it is to avoid injury at work and to become physically stronger.

Women especially should be lifting heavy weights because it maintains none density and women start losing bone density in their 30s yikes!

wavydaze 03-23-2014 07:30 PM

*bone!


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