Are your hips getting in the way of wearing those slim fit jeans that has been lying in your wardrobe or the one that is selling like hot pancakes. Do your A-line dresses not fit like they should and do your fit and flare dresses look blown out of proportion waist down? Well here are a few ways to lose the extra fat around your hips and get those dresses to fit perfectly.
Here Are The 8 Effective Exercise To Slim Down Your Hips:
1. Standing Side Kick
This works on your inner thighs, quadriceps and your outer hips. Keep your feet aligned with the side of your hips. Slowly extend any one of your legs sideways. Raise your leg for three counts. Keep your inner thigh parallel to the floor. Hold the position for a count and bring the leg back the initial position for another three counts. When you bring your leg back down, do not touch the floor. Repeat the same for fifteen counts and switch sides.
2. Side Jump
This targets your inner thighs, hamstrings and outer hips. Stand with your hands on your hips and hop three feet to the left. To do this, use your left leg to shift your position and bring the right leg to the left to close the gap. Return to your right by hopping to your right. Repeat the process till you have completed thirty counts in total, i.e. fifteen on each side.
3. Hip Raise
This targets your hip flexors, outer thighs, outer hips and glutes. Lie down on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Slowly lift your hips and straighten your leg and point your toes. Hold for a count then move your left leg to the side and make a ninety degree. Hold for a count, return your leg to the centre and lower your hip. Repeat the process ten times before switching sides.
4. Traveling Squat Kick
This exercise will work on the thigh muscles, glutes and quadriceps. Bring your hand to your hips or fold them and hold them near your chest. Kick your right leg out on front of you as high as possible and bring your leg down in a squat position with your feet flat on the ground. Take a step with your left foot and close the gap so that you are standing straight with your feet together. Do the same on the other side. Repeat the whole process for thirty counts, that is fifteen counts on each side.
5. Leg Raise
Work your outer thighs, glutes and hip flexors with this exercise. Kneel stand and bend forward and straighten your arms with your palm downwards, like a crawl position. Lift your leg out to the side keeping the inner thigh parallel to the floor and the other leg in a ninety degree. Kick your leg diagonally upwards so that your heel is kicked towards the ceiling. Return your left leg to the floor. Do the whole process ten times before you switch sides. You can increase the number by two to five counts on a daily basis till you can do a fifty on each side without being exhausted or straining your legs.
6. The Seated Hand Push
This exercise works on your outer thighs and hips. Sit on a chair which is sturdy. Rest your feet on the floor and make bend your knees, making a ninety degree with your legs. Place your arms firmly on the side of your knees. Keep your arms steady and push your knees outwards against your palms, like you are trying to push your arms away with your knees. At the same time, press inward with your palms preventing the thighs from making an outward movement. Hold the position for thirty seconds and repeat the process thirty times.
This exercise works on your hips, butt, stomach and thighs. It develops the muscles in these areas and helps with losing fat and overall toning. Place your feet hip-wide and interlock your fingers and hold your hands near your chest. Pu your weight on your heels and push down while pushing your buttocks outwards as far as you can while keeping your thighs parallel to the floor. When your thigh is parallel to the ground, pause and push back up. Repeat the process ten to twenty times.
Stand straight with your feet together. You can do the exercise while wearing sneakers or bare foot but do not do it with only socks on as you may slip. Bring one leg forward till your thigh is parallel to the ground and feet flat on the ground. Repeat the process ten times for each leg.