5 Simple Exercises For Good Looking Hips

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4. The Leg Raise

The leg raise targets the hip flexors, outer hips, and thighs. Begin the leg raise by starting on all fours on the floor. Distribute your weight evenly between your knees and your hands. Now lift up your left leg out to the side, keeping your knee bent at 90 degrees and your inner thigh facing the floor. Kick the leg quickly diagonally behind you, while bringing the heel towards the ceiling. Return the left knee to the floor. Now lift up your right leg out to the side, keeping your knee bent at 90 degrees and your inner thigh facing the floor. Kick the leg quickly diagonally behind you, while bringing the heel towards the ceiling. Return the right knee to the floor. Repeat this exercise until you have completed a total of ten reps on each leg.

5. Standing Side Kick

The standing side kick targets the inner thighs, outer hips, and the glutes. Stand up straight with feet at hip-width apart and your hands on hips. Slowly begin by extending the right leg to the side at hip height for a count of three. Make certain to keep your inner thigh parallel to floor, hold for a count of one, then count three as you lower to the floor. Extend the left leg to the side at hip height for a count of three. Make certain to keep your inner thigh parallel to floor, hold for a count of one, then count three as you lower to the floor. Repeat this exercise until you have completed a total of fifteen reps on each leg.

These five simple exercises for good looking hips can easily be done in one set in less than an hour. If you are just getting started exercising, take one step at a time each day. The following week try to do two steps in one hour, and keep increasing until you can do all five steps in a set. Your hips will begin to tone and tighten, and you will notice that your overall shape begins to drastically slim down. Do not try to push too hard or you will burn out or cause possible injury. Commit to exercising a little more each session and your body will easily become accustomed to the exercises.