Keep Your Curves: Top Exercises To Shape Your Hips (VIDEO)

Woman with chocolate eclair 'balanced' on hip, mid section

It doesn’t matter if you have big hips or small hips, your womanly shape matters to you — we get it! It’s what helps fill out that perfect dress or your favorite pair of jeans.

So instead of wasting your time in telling you how much we love hips, here a few exercises that can really shape your hips. The exercises are from Buffie Carruth, certified personal trainer and owner of Bodynomics.

 

So, the video will shape your hips, here are 3 more exercises to boost your hip strength and reduce hip pain:
Single Leg Hip-Lift

Lie down on the floor with your legs bent as shown and lift one foot off the floor. Lift your hips up in the air, concentrating on contracting your glute muscles (think pushing through your heel). Make sure you keep your toes of the working leg up as shown. Pause for a second or two and lower. Perform 2-3 sets of 8-12 reps each side.

This exercise can be done anytime, but works particularly well before a strength workout to “wake up” your glutes, especially if you have been sitting for a while.

Split Squat

The traditional split squat is a great exercise to get started on hip mobility. To make this exercise even better…