6 Moves for Slimmer Hips and Thighs

If you want to firm your legs and tush and get Slimmer Hips, do it in the right way, by doing these effective shaping exercises. They should be done after a cardio session or during your existing strength routine three or four days per week. The workout is composed of 6 very effective moves that are proven in slimming hips and thighs.

Equipment needed:

  • A set of dumbbells (5 to 15 lbs),
  • A resistance loop (or resistance band tied in a small loop).

Follow the instructions bellow:

  1. Balancing Squat

Intending to keep your hips, glutes, and abs firing the entire time you need to add a balance challenge to your body, too.

Instructions:

  • Starting position – standing tall with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart, keep your spine neutral and chest lifted.
  • Lowering into a deep squat, reach both arms to the floor, trying to tap the ground,
  • Pressing up, shift your weight into your left leg, bend your right knee and grab onto your shin with your right hand.
  • Hold this position for 1 count, then release your leg, and return to starting position, to complete one rep.

Perform 20 reps total, alternating sides each time.

  1. Side-Stepping Curtsy

It targets your thighs, glutes and hips and reaching motion adds an extra challenge to the core.

Side-Stepping Curtsy

Instructions:

  • Starting position – standing tall with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart, clasp hands behind your head.
  • Crossing your right leg behind your left, lower into a curtsy lunge, extending your right hand to the floor
  • Stand back up immediately and return to starting position, to complete one rep.

Perform 20 reps total, alternating sides each time.

  1. Hinging Deadlift

It works your lower body, strengthens your backside. Deadlifts recruit the muscles in your hamstrings, lower back and glutes.

Hinging Deadlift

Instructions:

  • Starting position – holding a pair of dumbbells, stand with your knees slightly bent and feet slightly wider than hip-width apart.
  • Keeping a neutral spine, hinge forward from your hips and reach the dumbbells to the ground, bringing your torso almost parallel to the floor.
  • Return to starting position to complete one rep.

Perform 20 reps total.

  1. Shifting Side Lunge

It is a combination of a sumo squat with a side lunge, which proves you triple the saddlebag-slimming power.

Shifting Side Lunge

Instructions:

  • Starting position – standing with your feet together, hold the dumbbells by your sides.
  • Taking a wide step out to your right, lower into a side lunge and reach dumbbells on either side of right leg.
  • As you bend your left knee, shift your weight into both legs (a wide squat position) and reach the dumbbells to floor in front of you,
  • Then, extending your right leg, shift your weight to the left and come into a side lunge with your left leg.
  • Pushing off your left foot, bring your legs together and return to starting position, to complete one rep.

Perform 20 reps total, alternating sides each time.

  1. External Hip Raise

It targets your hips from the inside out.

External Hip Raise

Instructions:

  • Starting position – loop a resistance band around your ankles laying on your right side. Support your upper body with your right hand and forearm and left hand placed on the ground in front of you.
  • Extending both legs out, feet flexed, brace your abs in tight and lifting your top leg up to hip height, rotate your leg to turn your toes down to the floor. Keep the tension on the band entire time.
  • Raising your leg slightly higher than hip height, push against the band, with heel rotated up to the ceiling.
  • Return to hip height, to complete one rep.

Perform 20 reps quickly and then switch sides.

  1. Side-Lying Leg Lift

It works your abs. It is recently named by the American Council on Exercise as one of the very best thighs toning exercises.

Side-Lying Leg Lift

Instructions:

  • Starting position – laying on your right side with your right arm extended on the floor with a resistance band looped around your ankles.
  • Bracing your abs in tight, bring your bottom leg slightly in front of your top, and keeping your hips stacked, lift your leg up to the ceiling
  • Pulse your bottom leg up and down, maintaining the tension on the band all the time.

Perform quickly 20 pulses, on each side.