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Perfect your angles, boost your bootie and snap the perfect belfie with our five step guide
It’s #HumpDay, and Instagram is littered with photos featuring one thing: big, round, bubble butts! It seems like every girl in the world has or is trying to develop an ample derrière. You’ve been putting the hours in at the gym, and it’s time to show the world your progress.
Well, I’ll let you in on a secret: all those brilliant butt selfies (also known as a “belfie”) are less about an intensive exercise regime and more about the right angles and poses! Of course, you should never skip legs day, but you don’t have to have the perfect butt to capture a gorgeous snap of that peach.
Read on and master the art of the belfie. From what to wear, to how to perfect your angles, we’ve got you covered with our five step guide.
Top 5 Tips To Snap The Ultimate Butt Selfie (Belfie)
1. Wear The Right Clothes
I have to come clean about something that has been bothering me for a while now. Yep, I suffer from pancake ass!
Due to shitty genetics and dominant quads, my glutes have decided to boycott this big booty craze. However, just like wearing a push-up bra can help with the two girls up top, the right clothes can make my butt look bigger, rounder and firmer.
You may go to the gym in your boyfriend’s sweatpants and an old t-shirt, but for the ultimate belfie, you’ll want to trade in those cast-offs for something more skin-tight and figure-hugging. Throw on some vibrant leggings or spandex shorts, and you’re on the right path.
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2. Get Your Glutes PUMPED!
Ok, we know we said that the perfect belfie wouldn’t take months and months of intensive training, but in the words of gym God, Arnold Schwarzenegger, there is no better feeling than the pump! This isn’t just for the dudes pumping up their biceps in the mirror, this will also help you booty feel bigger, fuller and rounder ahead of a pic.
Perform some ass-centric exercises such as squats, lunges, Romanian deadlifts, banded side-steps or hip thrusts while really focusing on the contraction. After just two or three sets, your glute muscles will be ready for their close-up!
3. Cultivate That Anterior Pelvic Tilt
Speak to any doctor and they will tell you the perils of having a pelvis that tilts too far forward. However, talk to any fitness model and they will tell you how beneficial it is to have an anterior pelvic tilt for making your booty look bigger.
Disclaimer: While this is great for your belfie, you shouldn’t maintain this pose for too long. It can put strain through your lower back and can lead to injury. Use it strictly for booty pics only!
To get that winning shot, position yourself in front of a gym or locker room mirror with good lighting, push your hips back, and arch your spine. Think about it like you’re trying to touch your shoulders with your ass!
4. Perfect your angles
Belfies are all about angles. Whatever your peach development, the right angle and stance can go a long way to boosting your booty. It’s not just about standing there girl. Once you’ve mastered the art of the bigger-butt pose, you’ll be snapping pics in no time.
So we’ve created a step-by-step guide on how to perfect your booty angles.
- Stand side on to the mirror and step your back foot forward slightly
- Point your toes on this leg, flex the calf muscle and bend the knee so the hip drops
- Keep your other foot flat on the floor and pop your hip to see your booty take shape
This creates a clear distinction between the two sides of your body, thus emphasizing the shape more. You can also go for the belfie alternative which gets both cheeks in on the action. Follow our belfie step-by-step:
- Stand side on to the mirror
- Leave the leg closest to the mirror in position, but pull the other leg backward to form a semi-lunge position. This option makes the curve from your buttocks to your thighs more prominent and gives the impression of slimmer legs and a bigger booty
- Tense your back buttock to help push the front one up even more
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5. Twist And Shout
Okay, your booty is looking brillant, but something is still missing: that itty-bitty-waist to complement that round-thing-in-your-face!
Look at any fitness model account and they’ll have this pose down to perfection. Essentially, you have to put your waist and shoulders on a different axis to that of your hips.
- In your chosen belfie stance, keep your hips side on to the mirror to make your bootie pop
- Then, without moving your legs, twist your shoulders slightly so they’re facing the mirror more
- As you twist, tense your abs to cinch that waist
- This gives you an hourglass shape that makes your waist look smaller and your butt bigger
The final tips
When taking a belfie, it’s all about knowing where to start. Girl, now you’ve got your angles on lock down, you can fill your Instagram story of enviable pics of that gorgeous, curvy body.
Once you’ve finished your next killer booty workout, head to the mirror and start snapping pics of that amazing progress.