by Keila Chaliotis, Staff Writer
Hips are the one problem area that most of us women find difficult to improve in. We become insecure of ourselves and grow desperate in search of an answer that will help get rid of the problem for good, but in our search, we fail to find it and try out exercises that do our bodies wrong.
In order to get that sexy Coca-Cola bottle beach body you have desired for so long now, you definitely need the hips and the butt to be toned and tight. I have brought it upon myself to show you just how to get rid of those side humps and also point out what you have been doing wrong so far.
Disproportionately larger hips can be a product of many mistakes made in your regular workout routine. Now, go ahead and read on for tips on how to get those sexy and slimmer hips.
First of all, before going directly to the point – here are some don’ts that you should be aware of:
Cardio workout – If you do only cardio exercises such as, jogging to be precise, you will end up burning all the calories you have consumed but it will barely have any impact on your glutes and hips. It will instead, impact your chest and upper body because of the high intensity movement. Therefore, you may find yourself disproportionately losing weight on your upper body.
Targeted workouts – Spot reduction is a myth. Targeting a certain body part like your hips is not the way to get the job done on fat loss. Workouts that burn fat all over are the only ones that will help you lose weight in your problem areas. Exercises targeted to shaping your hips and butt are fine but only when they are a small part of a much larger workout plan.
Glutes are very inactive. In today’s living we spend a lot of time sitting, which is an unnatural position. Therefore, your glutes become very inactive and thus weight gain occurs in the hip area.
What should your real focus be?
Your aim here should not be losing weight, it should be burning fat, instead. Your ultimate goal should be to workout in a way that fat loss takes place. But, once you do lose fat, you will notice a marked reduction in your problem areas.
Fat Loss Workouts
Using compound movements for intense weight training is a good way to approach those problem areas. Exercises such as squats, dead lifts, bench presses, rows, overhead presses, etc. in the 10 to 15 rep range are some you can try out. Choose 5 to 7 bodyweight exercises and do 4 to 5 sets of each one. Exercises like these for a high number of repetitions could be the correct workout routine for you.
Running 10 to 20 times in 50 to 100 meters sprints with a 3 minute walking recovery in between can be the right exercise to start off with that will definitely give you the calorie burn your hips so much need. Playing sports like tennis, badminton, and soccer can also help you get the job done.
Dancing classes can play a big role on toning your sides. Especially dancing to music like Merengue, Salsa, and Tango. These dances require fast-paced movements of the waist as you step to the beat of the song and I’m sure you will love the experience in general.
Another workout program that you can use that really has an awakening impact on the glutes is, Yoga. Yoga helps stretch out your glutes. From excessive sitting our glutes are barely in move and therefore they need to be stretched out. Yoga with its many postures strengthens and gainfully employs these sleeping muscles like the core and the glutes. This causes them to gain power and come to life again. These muscles are vital if you want to get slimmer hips and you should tend to them as much as necessary.
So, summer is here, but soon winter will come and I know that somewhere in your closet, you have a pretty nice red dress that you so much look forward to wearing this Christmas or maybe New Year’s Eve, but before the glory can shine, it is time to get on the grind with some real and effective fat burning type exercises.