I am stick straight with no curves so I really want to try to get a butt, and I have a little too much fat on my stomach and would like to lose it, my problem is if I don’t do cardio and abs like crazy Imy butt just loses all the muscle and stays flat but if I don’t do cardio and abs my stomach still has fat on it, I work out everyday of the week and eat fairly healthy foods
Hi Alex, As Joshua suggested above, the question I would start with is how’s your diet? Assuming you have no restrictions for diet or exercise then … for someone with no weight to lose the quality of food is very important for composition – ie. do you tend to eat foods that are processed or high in sugar for example? These will hold you back. If the food is high quality, then the next thing is to add some muscle. For that I’d recommend resistance training with periodization (including rest days) to slowly and safely increase volume – squats and deadlifts are the gold standard exercises for the lower body. If you’re eating clean you will have to make sure you’re getting enough calories to build muscle, I usually recommend a caloric surplus of about 300 calories per day as a start. I would recommend using an app to count calories and your macros to make sure you are eating enough and balanced diet. While doing so, I’d recommend minimizing or laying off the cardio, that will help maximize muscle growth.