Blame It On Sir Mix A Lot (The Reason Big Butts Are In!!)

by Allen Gil October 23, 2014

Blame It On Sir Mix A Lot (The Reason Big Butts Are In!!)

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What do Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Meghan Trainor and Jennifer Lopez have in common?

Let’s see if Nicki Minaj and Ellen can help us with this one:

That’s right boys and girls, apparently if you’ve got junk in your trunk aka big butts, you are all the rage these days.

You can thank the aforementioned super pop-stars for helping usher in the year of the booty with such music video hits as, “Anaconda”, "Booty” and “All About That Bass.”

So what’s all the hoopla when it comes to the derriere?

Well, if you were to ask most men, they would probably just shrug and say something to the effect of, “I dunno. I just like ‘em,” but as I’m about to explain, the attraction is more than skin deep.

We’re talking DNA here folks!

Deep in the subconscious, primal parts of every man’s brain, way past all the cobwebs, sports facts and “Yo mama” jokes, lies the inherent desire to seek a healthy mate who can reproduce and continue the species.

homer simpson brain

According to Evolutionary Psychologist Gordon G. Gallup, Jr. of the University of Albany:

“The reason narrow waists and broad hips are so prized — the reason males rate these as being attractive, even though they don’t have any insight into why they do — is two-fold,” he said. “It means, if a woman has a narrow waist, she’s not pregnant. And if she has broad hips it means that the underlying skeletal morphology is probably such that she’d be able to have a relatively unencumbered childbirth.”

Ohhh. Well, that makes sense.

So, now that we know what boys like, how the heck can women take advantage of this genetic programming by sculpting their buns and mid-sections to be more attractive?

Here are 3 simple tips to help the ladies out there tighten their bellies and plump up those buns!

1. It Starts At Home.

it starts in the kitchen

Just in case you haven’t heard this before, I’ll say it loud and clear for you, “Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym!”

What this means is, if you want to lose a little of the extra body fat off your mid-section, focus on eating better instead of wasting time doing ineffective exercises like crunches.

2. Sprint Intervals Yes, Steady Cardio No.

jackie kersee runner

Try doing some sprint intervals instead of steady state cardio.

Short, high intensity bursts of exercises, like sprinting, is a great way to rev up your metabolism and burn off some of that extra belly fat.

As if that isn’t a good enough reason to do sprints, they are also one of the BEST ways to build up the all-important gluteus maximus muscle in the booty, giving it a nice perky look!

If it worked for Flo Jo, it can work for you too!

3. Squat... lower.

jason squat deeper

Squats might be the “king of exercises” but if you’re looking to maximize and target your rear end while squatting, make sure you squat BELOW parallel to optimally involve the glutes and guarantee to turn some more heads both in and out of the gym.

We might not all agree with Sir Mix-A-Lot when he claims that, “She gotta pack much back”...

Butt it’s kinda hard to argue with science.

(See what I did there?)


Allen Gil
Allen Gil


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