Having suffered from eating disorders through her teen years, Abby Pollock, aged 23, decided that it was time to take affirmative action about her problem.
Abby – being 20 pounds underweight and with a boyish figure – enlisted the help of a personal trainer and a nutritionist. She went from eating 1000 calories a day to 1,700 and has learned to love exercise.
In a collection of before and after photographs Abby shows off her new body, and in particular her new, firm behind, which she says is all natural.
In the most restrictive time of her eating disorder, she would sometimes only have two salads and a green smoothie with a handful of veggies if she felt ill from hunger. She now eats a lot more and is healthier and fitter.
“Eating 1,000 calories a day took constant willpower. I was physically drained from eating so little, I was mentally drained from obsessing over such a trivial part of my life,” she explained on Instagram.
In 2013, she got help, getting the assistance of a holistic nutritionist and personal trainer.
“I decided I was done playing victim, done breaking myself down,” she said.
Aside from her increasing her diet, her workouts gradually changes as well. Eventually, Abby was already doing heavy lifting which caused a significant transformation:
“I used to worry when I got above 125 lbs and really felt like I’d let myself go if I got over 135 lbs. But here I am, in my opinion, more athletic than ever and I weigh OVER 150 LBS!!!,” she admitted.
‘Doing just squats will not build a booty,’ she explained, adding that she favors barbell hip thrusts, the abduction machine, and banded leg press variations.
The 5’2” fitness fan now weighs 150 pounds, most of which is muscle due to her weightlifting. Her once boyish figure has changed into a glamourous hourglass shape. Her video shows Abbey in the gym and was posted to inspire other people with eating disorders.
Abby works out four times a week and shares her progress online, along with tips for her viewers to follow, should they desire a butt like hers. She pays attention to working every part of her body.
She puts her rounded behind down to the fact that she works all three main muscle groups, namely the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus mininus. It is the act of correctly working the gluteus muscles which makes a rounder behind:
“Building a rounder rear requires much more than just doing squats,’ she shared once. ‘Turns out your glutes are made of three main muscle groups: gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus mininus.”
“To shape that round Georgia Peach you need to focus on engaging and building all these muscle groups,” she went on. “I find a lot of people neglect or don’t know how to properly engage their gluteus medius, which results in a bigger but not rounder booty,” she continues.