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Lots of women aren’t satisfied with their rearview, but not everyone has the same complaint. That’s because booties come in all shapes and sizes. You’ve got to hit up your backside with the right kind of move to get the results you want.

We asked top fitness pros for their best butt makeover moves to lift and tone six common butt shapes.

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  • Amber

    I know I’m a little late on posting this so I really hope someone responds, but isn’t “stepping up” going to just burn fat even more instead of creating a little more bulk. For the BULK is what we V-shaped gals NEED, we don’t need anymore fat burning down there afterall, right?? I’m confused. Someone pleeease respond. I hate my bottom so much and am willing to work very hard for as much as a “moneyshot” butt as I can, realistically! Again, PLEASE RESPOND. Thanks you.

    • julie

      Weight training is the answer (; progressively adding more weight the stronger you get. You have to remember that glutes are muscles, and muscles grow with progressive overload. Remember to change up your routine (weight, reps, exercises etc.) at least once a month or you will hit a plateau. If you can easily do 12 reps or more, increase your weight. Have a look on Google and muscle building forums and sites. I’ve learnt a lot from Nick Nilsson (“the mad scientist of muscle”) and Brett Contreras (“the glute guy”) – search for their names on Google, they both have websites, I think Nick’s is fitstep..
      It is near impossible for women to get big/bulky like men as we do not have enough testosterone. Remember correct form is important, diet is very important – make sure you get enough protein and stretch AFTER you’ve worked out..
      hope that helps.

      • Amber

        Thank you so much for replying Julie. I love love looove the info you gave me. I’ve educated myself a little but have a lot to learn, so thanks so much for recommending these two guys. Yes, I’ll go to Nick’s first! I currently am on a 1200 calorie diet while drinking 2 protein shakes per day. It’s only been a little over 3 weeks since start of diet. I think with the advice you’ve given me, I won’t lose very much needed muscle mass in the bum area now! Really, your advice just saved me and thanks for telling me I need to be super-patient–I’m one that gets discouraged when I don’t see immediate results. I’m going to do exactly as you said and I feel so much better now! And Did I forget to thanks? lol No really, thanks so so much, Julie!