Belly Dance Fitness for You

Belly Dancer's Butt Busters!

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One word that can cause shudders among the sequined masses. We’ve all seen the effects of a less than perfect tush squeezed into a bit of shiny fabric that highlights as opposed to conceals flaws. So how do you get a great butt without sacrificing the needed jiggle for your shimmy and still look good in your costuming?

 

While you cannot change your basic body shape, there are things you can do to change the appearance of your posterior. For those who feel that they don’t have quite enough, strength training can help. If you have a bit too much, you can try a body shaper. Just make sure it doesn’t hold you in place so well your shimmy turns into a stalled engine. And no matter what the size of your bottom half, weights can help turn your uncontrollable jiggle into a pleasing wiggle.

butt busters, work out, belly danceDon’t belong to a gym? Don’t discount the power of a good walk. A brisk 30-minute walk three times a week can help tone and tighten not only the butt, but the legs, too. It’s a win-win situation that costs nothing but time. Grab a few friends and you can turn it into a social activity. That time also doubles as the perfect time to listen to your belly dance music. If you want to push yourself a little harder, try running. There’s a reason runners look so good in their running shorts.

Adding muscle tone will also help your shimmy’s longevity. The stronger your body, the longer you will be able to sustain your shimmy. And don’t worry about tightening up so much you have nothing to shake. Unless you are aiming for that sleek, completely toned look, you will still have enough. Go forth and shimmy!

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