how do i lose the dreaded "thutt"?
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You know that area right under your butt and above your thighs, almost like a miny butt? we'll I've heard it called the thutt and mine just won't disappear! I've been doing cardio 5 days a week, kickboxing twice a week, and workin either free weight or machine weight training 5 days a week as well. I've done the "fire hydrant" and donkey kick moves but nothing seems to work. On top of this, I am eating a very clean diet. Any suggestions on what I can do differently!?

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Wow, never heard of the “thutt”, but I get it.

If you want to implement an exercise that is somewhat of a hybrid version of (2) of the best things you can do for your legs (squats & lunges), you should try the Bulgarian Split Squat via a balance ball or a bench. It’s basically an isolated with one leg raised & back lunge/squat.

It hits the hammies, quads, glutes, calves & thutts. If you do it, do it at the begging of your leg work out to really maximize your session & fatigue your legs early & often.

Also try a leg circuit with treadmill running in between a set of three exercises. Focus on form & lifting until fatigue with lighter weights.

Good luck,
Tony

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Tony Nicholson 134k
4 years ago
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I had no idea what a 'Thutt' was. So thank you for teaching me something new today. I would have the same exercise suggestions as the others with a few tweaks. Make sure when you are both squatting and using the leg press you go DEEP. The deeper you go on these movements (yes, even below parallel) the more you will engage your glutes, and hence tighten. Please keep in mind, the deeper you go into a ‘full squat’ the more pressure and strain goes through your lower back and knees, so start light and be cautious. Steps are great, you can do these on a box or the side of a flat bench if you can do the ‘stadium running’ stair climbs. If you have a stair climber or stepper, this might be a good alternative for a warm-up. Walking lunges with dumbbells in each arm will also help. You can vary the stride length between each lunge (the longer you stride, the more your glutes will be involved). You also need to try and make sure you go ‘deep’ into each lunge to ensure the glutes are working. Good luck and again thanks for the lingo update. “Thutt”

James


4 years ago
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Some other exercises you can focus on doing would be squats and lunges. Running stairs or stadium steps is good workout as well.

Brian Owens 509
4 years ago
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Thank you! I already do squats and lunges but I've been waiting for the weather to get warm so i can run stairs at our stadium, thanks!

Christine Allen 306
4 years ago
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When you do the squats, focus on ensuring that you get your thighs parallel to the floor before coming back up. With the lunges, try taking a little longer step than usual and slowly go down as far as you can while maintaining good form and balance. This will really work the hamstrings.

Brian Owens 509
4 years ago
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Thank you so much Brian and Tony! I will definitely use this today at the gym!!:)

Christine Allen 306
4 years ago
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Tony, Just did these in my kitchen, and WOW! Thanks for the new exercise
Christine, AWESOME WORD: THUTT! That is my trouble spot also. Thanks for the smart question!

cummingsr 2.7k
4 years ago
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Wow James, thats extremely helpful!Thank you!

Christine Allen 306
4 years ago

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