Targeted Hip and Thigh Exercises Give you Firm and Shapely Hips and Thighs

The definition of sexy hips and thighs can mean different things to different women. Some may have extra fat and flab that needs to be reduced or removed. Some may be too skinny and flat with no muscle shape or sexy curves. Others may just have too much cellulite to even think about wearing shorts, a bathing suit or a sexy skirt.

The bad news (good news comes later) is there is so much information from an endless number of sources that the simple act of finding out what to do and where to start can be extremely frustrating and sometimes overwhelming. This is one of the main reasons why most women fail to make improvements with their bodies and health. Confusion and uncertainty lead to feelings of despair and hopelessness and the depressing cycle of failure continues.

News stories, advertising, internet schemes, staged infomercials are constantly touting the ‘latest breakthrough’ treatments, drugs, therapies, vitamin concoctions and gizmos. This information overload is targeted at the deepest pains of women and the things that bother them the most. By tapping into the emotional hot buttons, creating more pain and then offering a ‘new hope’, clever marketers are able to extract a lot of money from the desperate women who may be willing to try one more thing as ‘their last hope’. Only to find they’ve been lied to and scammed again.

Here’s the good news. The improvements you seek with regard to your hip and thigh area can be achieved with little or no cost and can be accomplished right in your own home. With a series of simple and targeted exercises for your hips and thighs you can re-shape and sculpt a firm and attractive lower body.

Several of the best hip and thigh exercises have been around for decades. Although some have withstood the test of time – they have been slightly modified and have become less effective in the process. Some have been forgotten completely, for no apparent reason, but can still occasionally be found being used by a small number of creative and insightful personal trainers and fitness pros who understand how and why the body reacts to certain exercises.

Floor exercises, such as the one leg hip extension and the 90 degree thigh lift should be combined with multi dimensional, standing exercises such as the stepping tee-dee and the slow side step up to stimulate all the muscles in the hips and thighs.

It doesn’t matter if your main goal is fat loss with muscle toning or you want to build up a flat and unshapely butt, hip and thigh area into an eye catching, beautifully sculpted lower body – the right home exercise plan can help you get there. The only difference between toning down and building up is the calorie factor.

Women seeking to tone down will have to keep calories in check while women who want to build up may have to increase daily caloric intake. For women who are plagued by cellulite but are happy with body size and weight will only have to add the right hip and thigh exercises that target the trouble spots to bring about the desired changes – without having to modify caloric intake.

There is a ton of information on the internet about this topic and I’ve seen a lot of it. Most of it talking about the same old stuff – squats, lunges, leg presses, leg extensions and leg curls. Stay away from these routines if you are not interested in working out like a bodybuilder for 2 hours a day.

Machines and weights are fine for certain goals and they do have a place in many fitness programs. But for the changes you are seeking in your hips and thighs the best exercises utilize body weight, gravity, form, tempo and combination sequences to deliver the best results. Keep this in mind when designing your home, office and travel exercise program. Steer clear of all the latest breakthroughs and hyped up new gizmos and gadgets and you will be on your way to definite improvements of mind, body and spirit.

Joey Atlas, Exercise Physiologist, is the fitness mastermind behind the internationally distributed ‘Leg, Butt, Hip and Thigh Makeover’ – a targeted Hip and Thigh Toning Exercise program for your stubborn lower body problem areas.

Also see Effective Abdominal Training Exercise tips for info on getting sexy abs and a strong core.

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