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:
Obvious, but can’t be stressed enough. Toned hips and thighs start with what goes in your mouth.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
bums and tums - that takes me back! Just had a look at the local timetables and there are still such workouts, so I'll be giving them a go.
Well, I am loving the 'sumo side walk' - just tried it walking around our house several times and my legs definitely ache!
Just tried my shorts on this morning - not good - so this article is timely!