What’s Your Butt Type?: Explaining the Booty Blueprint Guide

The Brazil Butt Lift doesn’t just give you a single workout program to follow. It personalizes a workout program just for you and your specific needs by providing you with a booty blueprint guide to follow, which in turn customizes a whole workout schedule for you.

Your Butt Shape…as Unique as Your Fingerprint?

Okay, your butt shape may not be as unique as your fingerprints, but it does fall into a certain category that the Brazil Butt Lift program works around. Let’s face it, not all booties are created equal, and that’s what the booty blueprint is for.

It’s a blueprint for identifying your body/booty shape, which then fits you into the correct Brazil Butt Lift workout plan that will work best for your butt’s shape. Every body is different, so this provides you with a workout plan that will work for your body type to give you the results YOU, not someone else, needs. It’s like having a personal trainer to whip your butt in shape…literally.

Of course with identifying your booty blueprint type, this means you must take an honest look at your rear in the mirror and match it to one of the following butt types: Too Big, Pear Shaped, Too Flat/Too Square, or Combination. I will explain in detail below each butt type. You can read about the schedules for each butt type here ( coming soon!)

Your Butt is Too Big

If your butt looks like this, follow the Slim & Lift plan

This means your butt is round and full and bulges out in all the wrong places. To be brief and blatant…your butt is too heavy. You may have a noticeable muffin top and will be able to pass the pencil test with flying colors – such as I did.

It also means you probably have some cellulite that you just can’t seem to get rid of, which requires some real cardio and sculpting to cut down on the fat and shape your booty nicely. A diet rich in whole foods and water consumption will also help rid of cellulite.

Your Custom Booty Blueprint workout schedule: the Slim & Lift plan.

You are Pear Shaped

If your butt looks like this, follow the Slim & Shape plan

You have no problems in the curves department, at least below the waist. You’re curvy…in fact, disproportionately so around the hips in comparison to your bust. This means you have noticeably larger hips and stubborn saddlebags that you can’t get rid of. This basically describes me almost perfectly, although I still have a muffin top and bulges everywhere, so I’m going for the Classic plan.

Your Custom Booty Blueprint workout schedule: the Slim & Shape Plan.

Your Butt is Too Flat/Too Square

If your butt looks like this, follow the Lift & Shape plan

Sometimes problems in the rear area have nothing to do with being too big or too curvy. Sometimes, you need some  curves and some shape. If you have a flatter butt and your shape is relatively straight from the waist through your thighs, then this is Too Flat/Too Square is your Booty Blueprint. It’s also the right option for those apple shaped women who hold more of their weight in their stomachs.

Brazil Butt Lift is great for adding some oomph to your backside – not only just to slim it down if you’re too big.

Your Custom Booty Blueprint workout schedule: the Lift & Shape Plan.

Your Butt is a Combination of TypesButtEquation

If your butt doesn’t neatly fit into one Booty Blueprint type, then you most likely have a Combination butt. This just means your butt doesn’t fit into any category, or your butt is a combination of different categories.

I’ll use myself as an example. I have a definite pear shape with my upper body being straight up and down and my lower body being way too curvy with way too much fat around my rear and thighs as you can see from my image to the right.

Your Custom Booty Blueprint workout schedule: the Classic Plan.

Brazil Butt Lift Workout Schedules

Once you have correctly identified your butt type, then you can move onto your Brazil Butt Lift workout schedule. In a nutshell, each workout plan offers you something different to help with your butt’s problem areas. Take a look at the Brazil Butt Lift Workout Calendar.


  1. ash says

    Hi there :) thankyou for all of your helpful info and perspectives! Very muchly appreciated. I hope you can help me with my BBL regime. I fit into the lift & shape workout, but i pass the pencil test as i am quite petite and all i want is to add some shape. How would i adjust the preassigned workout timetable to suit me? Perhaps focus on Bum Bum more than perhaps cardio axe, etc?

    • Bethany says

      Hi Ash – honestly, the Lift & Shape program is made for women with a flatter shape who need less cardio and more shaping, so I would just stick with it as it is and see where it takes you. It’s made for those who already pass the pencil test. If by the end of month one you’re not happy enough with your results, then you can start eliminating some of the cardio workouts and upping the weightlifting ones like Sculpt, High & Tight, and Tummy Tuck. Just be sure to always use the heaviest weights possible – including ankle weights for High & Tight, because this is what will help shape out your booty. Good luck!

  2. Jay says

    Hi I am a bit confused my bum is curvy and looks pear shaped from the back but from the side it is quite flat (thanks asian mum) lol do you think the combination workout would be good for me?

  3. krista says

    I have a strange shaped bum, it’s almost like each cheek is split into 2 halves! It’s veryy frustrating and I don’t even know if it is fixable, I’ve never seen it before on anyone else. Which would be best for me?

    • Bethany says

      Hi Krista, your bum is not strange shaped at all…it’s entirely normal! The great news is that BBL is designed to help with all types of butt types, including yours. It sounds like you need to really build up the muscle below your skin and get rid of any fat that’s there too. My suggestion – follow the Combination schedule. This will get rid of any fat and round out your bottom to give you that lifted, well-toned look you want. Just be sure to use the heaviest weights you can for all weightlifting moves and use ankle weights! I would suggest purchasing the kind that go up to five pounds on each leg, because as you continue to work out, you will get stronger and need the added resistance. The same holds true for the booty bands. If you’re beginning to feel like the one that comes with the program isn’t providing you with enough resistance, splurge and buy yourself a variety pack that go from light to heavy resistance. It is the use of resistance that will really round out your bottom and give you the butt you’ve always wanted. I hope this helps, but if you do have any other questions, please feel free to ask.

  4. marina says

    Oi Betania, nao sei qual treino fazer, gostaria de saber qual é o melhor treino para quem quer ganhar massa muscular?

  5. says

    Hey! my booty is a pear shape but definitely needs to be lifted as well. So I would say a combination of too big and a pear shape should I do the classic workout I am really confused?

  6. Julie says

    Hi Bethany, I have a tiny, flat booty but right now I am out of shape and have cellulite and muffin top too. Ugh! What workout would be best?
    I am 45 years old, 5’6″, 116 lbs, former ballet dancer who used to be fit but now am skinny-fat. Should I consider T25 or Piyo or another workout in combination too? I am ready to do what it takes to get my body back in awesome shape!

    • Bethany Lyn says

      HI Julie, I also have a background in ballet. I would recommend either PiYo or BBL to start off with. You might be overthinking it bit, it’s best to just get started and learn what works best for you along the way. Bethany

  7. says

    Because of visiting, I will be adding the piyo program to my workouts at some point! Thanks for telling me about the idea! I walk at Greenlake in Seattle, a park/beach which has gradually accomodated itself to myself or others wearing thongs and Brazilians. I have realized my butt tends to be flat and square and needs help, but we shall improve!

    • Bethany Lyn says

      Hi David, You should also check the PiYo/BBL hybrid schedule at some point. It is located under the PiYo category, Bethany

  8. Angie says

    If I’m planning on doing the the hybrid schedule of insanity and the butt lift, will it still work with my shape?

  9. Ikki says

    Hey. I’ve started bbl and am scared that I may not be doing it right. I am a couch potato with no stamina and had to pause the bum bum workout 4 times just to catch my breath. Is that normal?

  10. Alexis Shaw says

    Hello, I just got my BBL in the mail today. I am having trouble deciding what work out to use. I am a pear shape and my butt is big but not super big to wear its all over the place.I want to have a bigger butt and become even more curvier.I do want to flatten my tummy as i am making my butt bigger and firmer. Should i use the volumizer routine ?I basically want to slim my upper half while making my lower half bigger.I hope this makes sense.

    • Bethany Lyn says

      Hi Alexis, I don’t think the schedule is going to make a huge difference, I would just get started with one and if you like it, stick with it, or change it up if you are unhappy with the results. Bethany

      • Alexis Shaw says

        I just finished my first workout. Do you have any tips on how to make your muscle less sore? I heard a protein shakes helps. I am on my feet all day at work so sore legs will make it more difficult through out the day.And one more question, do these workouts help with slimming arms?or is it mainly a lower body thing?

        • Bethany Lyn says

          Hi Alexis, An after workout protein shake made from 100% protein is a good option for helping muscle recovery. BBL has the sculpt workout that is a total body going workout that will hit your upper body. Bethany

  11. Michelle says

    My butt is definitely a pear with a LOT of cellulite on butt and thighs. I’ve lost all my muscle mass due to illness, but now I’m ready to start exercising. I’m thinking of doing the Classic schedule first for all over lifting and shaping and then doing the Slim & Shape to really target in on the pear shape situation. My goal is a nice firm, shaped booty that stands up tall! Would you agree with this idea? Or would you do Slim & Shape and then the Classic second?

    • Michelle says

      I forgot to add that after I complete the Slim & Shape and Classic calendars I will then advance to the BBL Master Hybrid Calendar and then onto the Master Series Calendar.

    • Bethany Lyn says

      Hi Michelle, I do like the combo schedule more. But, if you wanted to take it a little lighter to begin, then the Slim & Shape schedule would be a better way to start. Bethany

  12. cierra says

    Hi im a bit confused , because youre guide tells me that I should be doing the lift an tone but in the booklet I got from Brazilian buttlift it tells me I fall in the category of volumizing ? An I start monday I dont wanna start the wrong one?

    • Bethany Lyn says

      Hi Cierra, I have the old guide, the program has been updated. I would follow the updated one. Bethany

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