Do You Have a Pancake Butt?


Why yes, yes I do. I have a pancake butt. What is a pancake butt?

The Urban Dictionary defines it as “when one’s butt has absolutely no shape to it at all. Looking very flat, like a pancake.”

Michael has lovingly said several times recently that my butt is shrinking. Very sweet of him. Then I noticed the last time I went jean shopping that my butt, while small, is not well defined.

My body changed in a lot of different ways as I lost weight. Every week it was a new discovery. Besides my clothes not fitting any more, I suddenly could see ribs, I could see a COLLARBONE! Holy cow! Where did that come from? And my thighs stopped rubbing together.

These changes also meant that I lost weight in places I wasn’t expecting to as well. I lost too many bra sizes to even count (actually I can count–42FF to 34DD) and also my butt shrank!

I read an article recently that said that there are a few reasons for having “pancake butt.” 1) There’s not enough fat accumulation in your butt or 2) Your butt muscles don’t engage so they don’t build up.

Now, how do we fix this problem? Try these tips:

1) Butt Lifts

2) Squats

3) Sprints— great for runners! I’ve recently incorporated sprint intervals into my routine.

4) Side Lunges

Supposedly biking can also improve definition. I’ve recently tried doing sprints and interval training with my running. I do the stair-master at the gym, and I also started doing the Leg Press machines at the gym. Here’s to hoping for some definition!

QUESTION: Do you have any other tips to add?

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11 responses to “Do You Have a Pancake Butt?

  1. haha love the title of this one! it is crazy all the changes your body goes through as you lose weight… i actually felt my hip bone for the first time and thought there was something wrong! i also love the collarbone discovery. As for my butt, i have a big one but I like it. πŸ˜‰

  2. The Boyfriend

    Want a butt? Ride a bike.

  3. Hehe this is a funny post. I have a huge butt, always have, and I’m afraid I always will. It definitely aint no pancake but not in a good way!

  4. I have a pancake butt. Like crazy. Wide and flat. My front part of my stomach (pannus), however, carries the bubble of fat that should be on my butt. hoping someone invents an exercise to flip those around!

  5. Squats, squats, and more squats. And dead lifts. I was surprised that I started getting some lift to my pancake butt after about a year of doing squats. And in my 40s no less. Too bad it can’t remove the loose skin LOL!

  6. I get a pancake butt when I do to much treadmill running. Hill inclines seem to help though. As far as the chest, mine is non-existant. You are still a 34DD, amazing! I don’t even need a bra anymore. It’s a little sad, but at least I don’t spend a fortune at Victoria’s Secret πŸ™‚

  7. Ahhh my kind of topic! If you find yourself having a flat read end, just get some tighter jeans. Most women don’t actually have flat butts, but the wrong clothing making it appear they have flat asses.

    Squats can make a nice butt from what I hear….same with biking….and don’t forget swimming and stair masters! Ok I’ll shut up now.

    And Kellie, most guys are all about the butt anyway so don’t sweat it! LOL.. My wife would probably slap me for saying that but ok….

    Ok, again…the only guy posting….come on men help me out here! (Digging….Digging….Digging the hole deeper….)

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