What do you look for in a pair of jeans? More than likely you are looking for a pair of jeans that fit, are in style and most importantly, show off that awesome runners butt. To get started you need to know your lower body measurements. Checkout this awesome guide on eBay, or the chart below for accurate measurement.
Now, that you have your measurements, let’s review different fit styles. Disclaimer- each brand of jeans will fit differently, so with that said here are the most common fits:
Boot Cut – Wider from the knee down, fits tight around the hips and thighs.
Low Rise – Sits relativity low, or below the hips (2-3 inches) lower than the bellow button.
Relaxed – Gives you more room around the hips and thighs. Could be worn as a baggy style.
Straight – Consistent width from the knee to the hem.
Skinny -Very tight fit around the hips and thighs, continuing down to the leg opening, which is normally small.
Slim – Snug fit around the butt and thigh. Leg opening varies between a skinny and boot cut jean.
Finally, you need to decide on brand. Each brand of jeans will fit different, here are my top 4 for women and men- maximizing style and fit.
Running is a lifestyle…with any lifestyle there will be challenges, especially the challenge of dealing with a small butt. First, I would like to state this article is not for everyone, as some runners have great buns, yet others will have a small or no butt at all. Let’s try this first. Stand up and checkout your butt, take a good look…are you happy with it? Your answer is probably no, don’t worry there is hope.
This will be a two-part blog. The first part will focus on the butt muscles how to enhance shape and gain strength. The second part will focus on the right active wear and jeans to make your butt look the best (still in progress).
The butt is composed of 3 main muscles:
Gluteus maximus – The largest and most predominate of the three muscles, responsible for hip extension, or moving your thigh to the rear
Gluteus medius – Second largest gluteus muscle, serves as an abductor (lateral movement)
Gluteus minimus – Smallest gluteus muscles, responsible for balance (supporting the body while on one limb)
Remember, the gluteus muscle fibers do not run vertically, instead they wrap around the bone, almost at a 45 degree angle.