“I like big butts and I can not lie”. The great poet Sir Mix-a-lot really knew his stuff, never a truer word has been uttered in his mega hit song Baby Got Back. Now, I am definitely a butt and leg man and you would think this is the case for most gay men. Not so! A recent survey by dating site coffeemeetsbagel.com suggests that only 7% of gay males say a firm, bubble butt is the sexiest thing on a man. Even worse, having thick thighs were liked by just 3% of gay men! Chest (37%) and abs (19%) are the body parts that guys find the most attractive.
But this shocking news is not going to deter me from ensuring that I keep my butt and thighs in tip-top condition, nor should it you.
Only 7% of gay males say a perky butt is the sexiest thing on a man.
Five great exercises that will keep your booty and legs in shape!
Jump squats target your glutes, abs, calves, hamstrings, and quads –and make for a great cardio workout! Bend your knees down to the squad position, making sure they don’t go over the tip of your feet, then jump up as high as you can. Go back to your position, and repeat. Do 3 sets of 15 reps. For more intensity try holding a medicine ball or sandbag.
Static Lunge. Stand with your feet together and your hands at your sides. Take a long stride forward with one foot, pointing your knee and foot in the same direction. Keep your torso upright and your centre of gravity directly above your hips.
Barbell Squats are an excellent and proven way of training your gluteus maximus (glues/butt). You can add resistance by performing them while holding dumbbells in your hands or with a bar across your shoulders. If you opt for the bar (advanced), make sure you have a spotter unless the resistance is very light.
Varying the width of your feet will change the emphasis of the exercise. The closer together your feet are, the more your quads (front of the thighs) will work. As you move your feet further apart, you’ll feel the exercise more in your hips and butt. You should always have someone check your form to be sure you’re doing squats properly. (If you go to a gym, the leg press machine may be easier to use than doing squats with a bar, and it attacks the same region.)
Gluteus kickbacks puts your gluteus muscles to use, so is an effective way to build toned buttocks. Start by getting into the doggy position with your head raised. While looking forward, raise one of your legs back and up, making sure that your foot is above head level. Make certain your lifted knee is parallel with your torso. Hold it for a while and repeat the same with your other leg. Be sure to squeeze your buttocks when raising your leg and holding the position.
Kettlebell Swings are one of the most explosive and effective butt exercises for men. This hip extension exercise gets you a firm butt, and it burns calories quite quickly. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and kettlebell in your hands. Start bending your knees while pushing your buttocks back. Now hinge forward from your butt and lower weight between your knees. Now move your butt forward and swing the weight up until it comes to the shoulder height. With arms straight, lower the weight to the starting position.