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I LOVE my shape

I love the way God made me, and very happy to have a pear shaped body (small on top, big on bottom). I just want to get tighter overall.
Two training questions:
1. What are some good exercises to make my back really defined?
2. What exercises can I do to enhance my glutes (make them firmer and rounder, not necc. smaller)?
Thanks, and feel free in addition to the tips to say you love your shape too and why!

Thu. Dec 21, 9:26am

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I disliked my shape when I was growing up because the "ideal" shape was a very thin boyish figure. I have curves, everywhere (think jennifer lopez or beyonce) and this was considered unattractive. Now I love my shape but designers still neglect to make clothes for small waists and hips. Hopefully they will catch on soon.

Thursday, December 21, 2006, 10:01 AM

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I LOVE my shape, too! I am 5'-7", 38, 28, 38. It's hard for me to find pants that fit in the waist, as well. I look best in my yoga pants because they hug every curve!

OP: Lat pull-downs are good for your upper back, as well as shoulder-press.
To get firmer buns, always think of them when doing your workouts and try to flex them while doing cardio. I also do the butt machine (don't know what it's called) and outter thigh machine actually pulls your butt together! I hear lunges are great too!

Thursday, December 21, 2006, 4:02 PM

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Do squats do the trick, too?

Tuesday, December 26, 2006, 8:16 PM

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what about swimming? The swimmers in high school and college were always that i think of it, so was the Men's gymnastics team in college. Wow, what a great place for a bus stop - right outside of their practice building!

lol, sorry got a little OT there...

Wednesday, December 27, 2006, 3:52 PM

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