Best Exercises For Hips

The common problem among women especially with mothers is trimming down their hips. The hip area is one hard part of the body that is difficult to keep trim especially after child birth. Women’s body is designed to carry specific amount of fats in the hip area and more so during and after giving birth. So in order to trim your hips, you just perform exercise regularly couple with a good diet. This combination works miracles and you sure will achieve the shape that you want in no time.

What does your hips consist of? Well, you will be surprise to know that no muscle makes up your hips. The hip is actually the hip bones that you find at the top part of the pelvis. As you know the pelvis is also a bone so you cannot possibly toned it at all. But the hip is surrounded by muscles specifically the butt muscles, groin muscles and the hip flexors. For you to have a well shaped hip is to tone the three group muscles mentioned above. Toning them and putting them in good shape through exercise. Below are the best exercises for hips.

The following are stretching as well as strengthening hip exercise that will tone the surrounding muscles.

Single Knee to Chest

Lie down with your back in the floor, pull one knee to chest, and keep the other leg down in the floor. Hold this position for a few seconds. Switch legs. Repeat the process eight times with each leg. The purpose of this exercise is to stretch the lower back, hips and buttocks.

Double Knee to Chest

With your back in the floor, pull both knees into your chest and then lower legs to the floor. Straighten your legs. Repeat the process. This exercise stretches the lower back, hips and buttocks.

Straight Leg Raise

With your back flat in the floor, raise one leg with knee straight and keep your toes pointed towards your head. The other knee may be kept bend or straight. Do with the other leg. This exercise aims to stretch the hip and thigh muscle.

Hip Lift

With your back flat in the floor, bend your knees and tighten your stomach. You squeeze your buttocks and gradually raise hips off the floor. Do not push mainly using the legs. This exercise strengthens the buttocks.

Lower Body Isometrics

With your back flat in the floor and legs straight, squeeze your buttocks together. Tighten thigh muscles and push knees down while pointing toes up towards the head. This exercise aims to strengthen the legs and buttocks.

If you are just consistent with your exercise then in just a couple of weeks you will surely see some changes and you will find your hips trim down to the shape that you desired.