Nothing says I’m over 40 like a mom butt, right? Truth be told, there isn’t a woman over 40 who wouldn’t love to get rid of your mom butt. I was totally with you on this, and have been working pretty hard to boost my booty.
I remember when I was in my 30s and realized my butt was changing. Don’t laugh, well, you can laugh because it is pretty funny. I was drying off after a shower one day and happened to notice I could see my butt from the front view of my body in the mirror. In other words…it had fallen and couldn’t get back up…yes, we can laugh about this instead of crying.
Your mom butt may not be the topic of your favorite conversation, but we all want to have a cute butt in our jeans, and not to mention our swimsuit on vacation!
If we aren’t careful, that mom butt can get worst when we lose weight if there aren’t targeted glute exercises done regularly. Weight loss for women over 40 really should include strength training or we become the “skinny fat”, that doesn’t give us the lean, fit look we want. Not to mention the health reasons of strength training are vital for us.
To get rid of your mom butt, you have to do some very focused exercises to engage the glutes.
And, let’s face it, most all body workouts don’t put enough focus on our butts. I mean, I would rather have underdeveloped triceps than a drooping butt. That said, if you have flabby arms, you could add this arm workout to your routine weekly.
Exercises for a Rounder Butt
You may not realize there are 3 major glute muscles and it is important to work each group to achieve the round perfect butt as a woman over 40.
When you are in one of my weight loss challenge groups, we definitely put a strong focus on our glutes, as well as our entire body for muscle toning and metabolism-boosting.
In addition to the workout above, these exercises can be done around the house to better engage and tone glutes to get rid of your mom butt.
I have learned over the years the importance of actually engaging muscles to tone. Make sure when you are doing your workouts you take the time to engage, or flex, the muscle you are working on. Perhaps that sounds elementary for some, but if you have never worked out before like I had not prior to a few years ago, it is easy to go through the motions without making progress.
Get Rid of Your Mom Butt Workout
This is the printable workout you can refer to when you are waiting for dinner to cook and want to do a few rounds of this quick exercise. Grab your copy now!
Glute Workout Tips for Lift Your Buttocks
- When working my glutes, I will often place my hand on the muscle I want to target to help me engage better.
- Include a glute targeted workout once a week.
- Have a weekly workout plan with a balanced whole body toning and a day focused on legs.
- Practice engaging glutes throughout the day.
- Feed your glute muscles the protein needed for rebuilding after workouts.
- Don’t rely solely on squats and lunges.
- Make it fun and switch up your workouts.
Lastly, consistency wins every time. It may feel like you aren’t making progress on a day to day basis, but when you are consistent week after week, results will happen! It is totally possible to get rid of your mom butt after 40!
Go get busy on getting rid of that mom butt! You’ve got this!
Creating a Workout Space at Home
One of my obstacles for years to working out was feeling like I needed to go to an outside gym. Being able to workout at home saves me loads of time that would otherwise be used to travel to and from a gym.
I have used part of my bedroom as well as having a dedicated workout room and both have been manageable with the right equipment.
Try not to overcomplicate the issue and thus creating another obstacle in your path to a healthy life.