Ladies, Here’s How to Melt That Pesky Hip and Thigh Fat
Summer is at its peak and it’s time to get into that bathing suit you just bought, but you just feel that you don’t look your best? You have some extra fat on your hips and thighs, and you don’t know how to get rid of it fast?
Here is the answer to your prayers! Read below for fast and effective ways to put your curves in order from the comfort of your home, and in no-time you’ll be turning heads at the beach.
1. Bent-Knee Crossover
For this exercise you may need a yoga mat – but you can also simply do it on the floor of your room (if you think your knees can handle it).
It is very simple: get down on all fours, put your head down and keep your back flat. Now, lift your right leg up and back, so that your toes are now facing the ceiling. Now, cross it over the calf of your right leg. Make sure that throughout the whole process you keep your buttocks tight. Return to the starting position and do the same thing with your left leg.
If you want to make it more difficult, consider adding ankle-weighs.
2. Seated Hand Push
Take a study chair (the one that has no wheels – you want to exercise, not break a leg!) and sit on its edge. Bend your knees at a 90-degree angle and rest your feet on the floor. Put your palms on the outsides of your knees. Now, push your knees outwards as if you were trying to push your hands away, and at the same time you’re trying to prevent yourself from doing so. Hold this position for around a minute, trying to breathe normally.
Repeat several times and then proceed to the next part of your workout.
3. Balancing Squat
Stand up and keep your legs a bit wider than hip-width apart. Keeping your spine in the same position, get down into a deep squat, while reaching with both arms towards the floor. Now, press up while shifting weight to your right leg. As you do this, lift your left leg and grab onto your shin with your left hand. Hold this position for a moment and then release your leg and get back into starting position.
Repeat 20 times, alternating sides each time.
4. Double Leg Lift
Lie on your left side, stacking your legs on top of each other. Prop yourself on your left elbow, while your right hand’s fingertips rest in front of you to hold balance.
The exercise goes like this: raise your right leg a dozen inches, and then slowly raise the left one to meet it. Hold for a couple of seconds and then lower each leg separately. Repeat 10 times and then lay on your right side and repeat the exercise.
5. Seated Pillow Squeeze
This one works perfectly for your inner thighs.
Sit again on that study chair and take a pillow. Put the pillow between your knees (which are, again, bent at a 90-degree angle). Squeeze the pillow between your thighs – exhale. Hold for one minute while trying to breathe normally. Release and repeat.
6. Hinging Deadlift
For this exercise, you’ll need a pair of dumbbells.
Hold one in each hand: stand tall with your feet apart a bit wider than hip-width. Bend, but keep your back straight, and put the weights in front of your thighs. Try to maintain your spine neutral as you hinge forward from your hips, trying to reach the ground with the dumbbells – do this until your back is almost parallel to the floor (you don’t really need to touch the ground). Use your glutes to raise your body halfway back, and repeat.
Do this exercise 20 times.
After doing this workout every day for about a month, you’ll be ready to show off that bikini and have fun this summer. Just like we like it, minimum effort and maximum results – try and you’ll see.