I’ve worked out for years , what I would like to know is and I know you can NOT spot reduce & I also know you have to eat clean . What I am asking is when I lose that little bump on my stomach I also lose my butt . Is it possible to keep the butt and lose the gut ? Yes I do squats and ect
Squats are great but sometimes they are not enough. Deadlifts will target glutes and hamstrings better than squats do. I recommend a healthy mix of both.
You need to be lifting heavy weight. If you are doing bodyweight squats or squats with little 5 lb dumbbells for a ton of reps, you will not get any significant size in your glutes. You should be at or near failure before or at the 12th rep of each set for squats.
If you have a particular muscle that needs work, add more isolation work for that muscle. After squats/deadlifts, do some weighted hip thrusts, glute/ham raises, etc.
Be sure to consume enough protein to grow the muscle you are stimulating. If you don’t give your body enough protein, that’s like handing a contractor 20 bricks and asking them to build a house with it. Give your body the protein it needs to build a booty.