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Exercises to achieve an hourglass shape

Women have been striving for centuries to achieve an hourglass shape. It might be one of the biggest dreams of each and every woman on this planet. Are you a woman? If you are, I bet you have come to this post searching for ways to enhance your curves and make your waistline smaller. Well, let me tell you, you have come to the right place. Keep reading and you will find some very helpful piece of information on how to achieve an hourglass look in a matter of weeks.

Acquiring a slim figure is not that difficult as some people think. You just need some dedication and consistency. Some women go through a crash dieting program and/or intense exercises to lose their weight and once they have achieved the purpose they will go back to their usual routine, which as a result brings back their obesity eventually. Now what good is that? You should rather add some simple, less time consuming exercises to your routine which you can easily manage throughout your life. Same is the case with your diet. Crash dieting never works, when it is over your food craving will be shooting for the stars and it is only natural that you won’t be able to fight it.

Waist trainers are ingenious garments available in the markets nowadays to help achieve an hourglass shape. If you want to use it in conjunction to your exercises, choose one that is designed to be worn during workout because not all of them are suitable for this purpose. These waist trainers are designed to enhance the results of your workout by stimulating sweat around your abdominal area. This helps you lose weight faster and with lesser effort.

Without wasting further time, let’s look at some simple exercises you can try while wearing your waist trainer:

  1. Side Lift:

Slide Lift

Lie down on your side supporting yourself with your elbow and the side of your foot.  Lift yourself up while keeping only your elbow and the side of your foot on the ground. Your knees, hips and shoulders should be in a straight line. Bring your hips to the floor, wait for a second and then take them back up again. Do 3 sets of 5 reps taking a little break in between the sets.

  1. Side lift with leg:

Side lift with leg

Lie down on your side supporting yourself with your elbow and the side of your foot.  Lift yourself up keeping only your elbow and the side of your foot on the ground. Your knees, hips and shoulders should be in a straight line. Now raise your top leg while being careful not to bend your knee. Return to the starting position without touching your hips to the ground. Do it 30 seconds for each side. Repeat 3 times.

  1. Hip drop:

Hip drop

Lie upside down and keep your body in the air supporting yourself with your forearm and toes pressed to the ground. Your body should be in a straight line from head to feet. Keep your upper body stationary and move your hips to the ground on your left. Go back to the starting position and then move hips to the ground on your right and go back to the starting position. This completes 1 rep. Do 3 sets of 5 reps each.

  1. Arm raises:

Arm raises

Hold 5 pound weights in both hands or heavier depending on your stamina. Raise both arms to form a ‘T’ as shown in the picture. Bring your arms straight down to your sides, pause and then repeat. You can do 3 sets of 5 repetitions. This exercise works your upper arms and shoulders.

  1. Dumbbell Press:

Dumbbell Press

Lie down on your back and hold 5-10 pound dumbbells in each hand. Bring both to shoulder level. Then raise one up and then bring it back down while raising the other. One dumbbell being raised while the other is pulled down is considered 1 rep. Do 6 reps for 3 sets. This exercise will work your chest, back, shoulders and triceps. You can try it while standing up as well.

  1. Bridges:

Bridges

Lie down with your knees bent. Keep your feet about hip width apart from each other. Lift your hips off the ground and create a straight line from your hips to your knees. Stay in this position for 2 seconds then bring your body down again. Do 5 reps for 3 sets. It will increase your core muscle strength.

These were some very simple exercises that you can add to your daily routine. Perform these while wearing your waist trainer for even better and faster results.  If you do not have time to do all of these every day, just try a few. But be consistent and dedicated in your effort. Exercise every day even if it is only for 10 minutes.

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