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7 Top Hip Exercises To Strengthen Your Hips

Orthopedic surgeon demonstrated a hip workout
Orthopedic surgeon demonstrated a hip workout

Name that one part of your body that you have an undying love for? Your butts! Agree to it or not, men or women alike, when you are getting dressed for office or a party, you will turn around to see how your hips are looking.

You will inevitably spend 5-10 seconds just checking your butt out, from every angle possible, to conclude that it is an asset that you want to keep well for the rest of your life. But some of us do stop to think about how can we make it look better. This article is the best solution to this question. We have listed a few workout tips for your hips that will work wonders in helping you to not only reduce your hip fat but also make it curvy and strong.

So let us get started with the most effective hip exercises to help you get the perfect butt!


Exercise #1

Hip Raises

This exercise will not only work on your hips, but also on your thighs and glutes.

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Instructions:

Step 1: Get down on the floor and lie facing up. Bend your knees and put your feet flat on the ground.

Step 2: Extend your right leg out and lift it off the ground. Keep your thighs aligned together and point your toes forward.

Step 3: Lift your hips off the floor towards the ceiling and hold for a second. Relax and repeat.

Important tip: Do 2 sets of this hip exercise with 20 reps in each set.

Exercise #2

Kick Back

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Instructions:

Step 1: Get on all your fours, with your knees on the ground and your palms placed directly under your shoulder. Your spine must be relaxed and neutral.

Step 2: Now, lift your left leg and extend it backwards. Point your toes back, too.

Step 3: Kick your left leg up. Relax but keep it extended.

Important tip: Do 2 sets of 20 reps each and then switch sides.

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Next up: Squats

Exercise #3

Squats

Squats are an amazing exercise for thighs, abs and those hips!

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Instructions:

Step 1: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. In case you are a beginner, you can extend your arms in front of you. In case you want to take it one notch higher, hold dumbbells in your hands.

Step 2: Bend your knees and lower your body. Push your hips back and go down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. If possible, go further down. Your knees must be behind your toes.

Step 3: Hold for a second and get back up. Without stopping, repeat.

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Important tip: Do 2 sets of 15 reps each.

Next up: Plank Side Stretches

Exercise #4

Plank Side Stretches

This exercise not only works on your hips, but is great for your abs too.

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Instructions:

Step 1: Get in the plank position. Your elbows must be under your shoulders, with your arms bent at your elbows, and your body forming a straight line from your shoulder to your heels.

Step 2: Now, flex your thighs and lift your right leg off the ground. Move it towards the ceiling and go as far as possible without bending your knee. Return to the initial position. Do the same for your left leg. This makes up one rep.

Important tip: Do 2 sets of 10 reps each.

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Next up: Side Lunges

Exercise #5

Side Lunges

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Instructions:

Step 1: Stand with your feet together. Keep your back straight

Step 2: Grab a pair of dumbbells and hold it in front of you. Your arms must be straight.

Step 3: Push your right leg out and lower your body such that your left leg remains straight while you bend your right knee. Squat down, as much as possible.

Step 4: Get back up and bring your legs together. Repeat for the other side. This makes up one rep.

Important tip: Do 2 sets of 10 reps each. In case you are a beginner, you can start off without weights.

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Next up: Leg Scissors

Exercise #6

Leg Scissors

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Instructions:

Step 1: Lie on your tummy and keep your legs extended behind you.

Step 2: Raise both your legs off the floor to keep them a few inches off it. Do not bend your knees.

Step 3: Now, open your feet to form a V. Hold for a second and bring them to the initial position. Repeat without lowering your legs. Lower your legs only once you complete the set.

Important tip: You have to do 2 sets of 1 minute each.

Next up: Fire Hydrant

Exercise #7

Fire Hydrant

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Instructions:

Step 1: Get down on your fours; keep your palms under your shoulder and your knees on the ground.

Step 2: Pull your right leg out, such that your right thigh is parallel to the floor and your right knee is bent at a 90-degree angle.

Step 3: Bring it back to the initial position and repeat.

Important tip: Do 2 sets of 15 reps each on both sides. Alternate sides between the sets.

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Edited by Mayank Vora
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