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Gaining weight in butt


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I have recently started running. After about a week, I noticed that I had developed more weight in my butt. When I flex this weight becomes hard, but without flexing it is soft like fat. I don't want to gain weight in my but, muscle or fat, and I would like to lose that which I have gained. Should I stop running, change my posture, keep running and this will go away, or what?

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Exercise is good for you, and adding muscle is healthy and will improve the way your body looks. Anyway, you really can't add any muscle by running.

It is impossible to gain muscle or fat without a calorie surplus. So if you don't want to gain weight, then eat less food.

 

Haha I do think running can actually make your butt a little bigger, I've been a runner since I was 7 and I have quite a booty, especially for my size. My thighs and calves are quite muscular as well. Sometimes I do wish they were smaller and I bet I could lose some of it by walking and eating less instead, but I don't think its worth it. I love running, it makes me feel great, it is so good for you, and the extra muscle just means you can eat more without gaining! Big butts are all the rage anyway. :)

Oh but it does seem kind of quick that you would gain weight in your butt after only a week of running, have you taken a day off recently? I know that sometimes when I don't rest enough, my muscles retain more water because I guess they are kind of sore. If you're sore since you just started running, that could definitely be the source of the gain. 

Good responses so far!

If you are really that concerned, you should measure it to make sure it's not just in your head. Make sure you take days off, because as mentioned, fatigued muscles hold water and can swell up so that's what it could be.

Seriously though as long as you're not eating too much, any running-related size growth in your butt is going to be the good kind. It's going to look good. I would rather have a shapely toned atheletic butt that keeps my jeans up than a flat flabby weak ass!

Original Post by laur3nmae:

Good responses so far!

If you are really that concerned, you should measure it to make sure it's not just in your head. Make sure you take days off, because as mentioned, fatigued muscles hold water and can swell up so that's what it could be.

Seriously though as long as you're not eating too much, any running-related size growth in your butt is going to be the good kind. It's going to look good. I would rather have a shapely toned atheletic butt that keeps my jeans up than a flat flabby weak ass!

Lol I like that last line and definitely agree!!! The other day I was standing at the bus stop after going to the gym, in sweatpants, not even very tight ones, and a man (an obnoxious one) started hollering about my ass! It was quite embarrassing because there were alot of people around lol but I have never gotten any bad comments about my ghetto booty :)

Having a bit of booty doesn't seem to hurt Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, and Jlo, as far as making the list of beautiful women.  So if your backside is solid, you are going to be all the better for it, IMPO.

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