It’s #HumpDay, and Instagram is littered with photos featuring one thing: big, round, bubble butts! It seems like everyone in the world has or is trying to develop an ample derrière while you’re left wondering how many more squats you have to do before your glutes actually start growing.
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 leg day, but you can snap that signature fitness model belfie without having to do squats until the cows come home.
Pre Belfie Pep Talk
We don’t want to do demotivate you about your hiney, as whatever shape it is currently, its great. And using these belfie tips can make it even better.
But it should alwaaaays be a work in progress. And if you want to speed up building that behind, then you’ve got to give this Niki Zager workout program a try! It costs $90, but is a full 12 week course with videos that will get people jealous of your ass and new toned figure!
Like we said though, don’t get hung up on how it looks now. Just keep working towards how you want it to look in the future.
Here’s how to take the perfect 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 sorry excuse for a 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.
2. Get Your Glutes PUMPED!
Ok, we know we said that the perfect belfie wouldn’t take months and months ofintensive training, but in the words of our [gym] God, Arnold Schwarzenegger, there is no better feeling than the pump!
Driving a little bit of blood flow to your booty will help fill it out, making it look rounder and fuller in your photographs.
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.
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!
You may find that this puts some strain on your lower back, so we don’t recommend standing in the “glutes that salute” pose for too long.
4. Drop It Like It’s Hot
Belfies are all about angles. So, put your best foot forward—literally. Point your toes and flex the calf muscle of one leg, raising that side of your body slightly higher. With your other leg, drop your hip so it sits lower than the front leg. Keep your foot flat on the floor.
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 requires you to…ummm…spread your legs!
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.
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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. Still with us? Good.
Now that you’re in prime rump position, turn your shoulders towards the mirror but keep your legs static. Your stomach will turn slightly with your shoulders, showing off your cinched-in waist while creating that classic hourglass shape.