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5 TIPS TO TONE YOUR HIPS AND THIGHS

5 TIPS TO TONE YOUR HIPS AND THIGHS

Everyone has wobbly bits. That’s why they invented airbrushing.

There are things you can do to wobble less, but let’s bust the myths first.

You can’t spot reduce. You can’t change the width of your pelvis. That width determines how your legs align, so thigh gap or not – it doesn’t matter.

What you can do is tone up and strengthen your muscles. That produces a sleeker look, as well as more strength to cope with everyday life.

Here are five ways to trim down your bottom half:

1.EAT HEALTHILY

Obvious, but can’t be stressed enough. Toned hips and thighs start with what goes in your mouth.

2.STRENGTH TRAIN

No we don't mean ‘bulk up’. Training with lighter weights means stronger muscles, and they use up calories. That will help with weight control as well as producing that leaner look.

3.GET SIDEWAYS

The hip abductors are the muscles that keep us stable when walking – pretty essential, really. Tone the sides by going sideways. As well as leg lifts done lying on your side, try the ‘sumo side walk’. Pop a resistance band round your ankles and tie it so that it is tight with legs hip width apart. Then just walk sideways, stretching it with each step. Harder than it sounds and great for thighs.

4.WORK THOSE GLUTES

‘Slim those hips’ actually comes down to ‘shrink that bum’. As well as healthy eating, the classic ‘bums and tums’ workout will really help improve your silhouette. That means lunges and squats. Especially with a squat, watch your form to get the most from this simple move.

5.USE THE MACHINES

Target your hips and thighs when you next Hussle. Work those hamstrings and quads with a session on the rower, elliptical trainer or exercise bike. These are all low-impact so reduced injury risk, and will get your toning plan off to a flying start.

You can improve the body you have – but learn to love it too.

Photo by Bianca Castillo on Unsplash

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Jessica Ambrose

Jessica is a fitness writer who loves long distance running, yoga, strength training and healthy eating.

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