Top 10 Workouts to Give You Curves
Last updated on : January 13 2017
A flat tummy, perky breasts, a toned waist, shapely hips, and feminine curves to die for – just about what every woman wants, isn’t it? But when it comes to getting a figure that makes you smile every time you look in the mirror, there is no substitute for hard work, controlled diet, and fabulous fortitude.
While you do not need to spend hours upon hours in the gym every day, those perfect curves are easier to achieve with the right balance of exercise, diet, and lifestyle habits. Adopting the right workouts according to the areas that you want to target will help you reach your fitness goals faster. Reaching your goals faster gives you confidence in your body to pull of every style you want to flaunt from sexy pencil dresses to chic skinny jeans.
Here’s a look at the 10 best workouts for you if you are looking to define your feminine curves in all the right places.
When you are looking to tone your booty, lunges are a great workout option. There are several types of lunges that you can perform, and we recommend curtsy lunges for effectively toning your butt and inner thighs.
To do a curtsy lunge stand with your feet hips-width apart and keep both hands together pressed in front of you at chest level. Keep your hip section square and place your left leg behind your body in a diagonal way. Keep your knees behind the toes and bend both knees to reach a 90-degree angle. Hold for a few seconds and then put pressure into your right heel to go back to the standing position. Simultaneously, extend the left leg into a side kick. Repeat several times as required.
Love them or hate them, squats are one of the most effective exercises for your hips, butt, and thighs. They have the added benefit of building core strength and tightening your body.
Squats are only as effective as your form. Begin with your feet apart (according to the width of your hips). Slowly bend your knees and go lower to get into the squatting position. Keep your knees behind the toes and stick your booty out so that your torso is contracted and upright. Next, stand up to your starting position by pressing into the heels. If you have been doing squats for some time, you can hold a pair of weights at the shoulder level for added intensity.
Easy to perform and highly effective, bridges serve as a great workout for booty-toning. With booty toning comes definition and a Kim Kardashian inspired bottom.
Lie on the ground on your back and keep your knees bent. Your feet should almost be touching your behind and approximately shoulder-width apart. Keep your palms on each side, pressed down touching the floor.
Next, gently lift your hips upward. Suck in your stomach and tightly squeeze your butt muscles as you lift them off the ground. Keep going up till you form a straight, diagonal line with your body from the shoulders to the knees. As you lift, ensure than you are stressing your butt muscles instead of the hamstrings, and slightly tuck your chin in. Lower your butt slowly back to the ground, and then repeat.
Hydrants with Leg Extension
If you want to avoid squats and yet get those curves on your body, this is one exercise to incorporate into your workout routine. Hydrants are also excellent for improving your coordination between your hips, legs, and thigh muscles.
Get into a position where you are on all fours on the ground. Keep your knees apart below your hips and hands planted beneath the shoulders. While keeping a knee bent at a 90-degree angle, lift the other leg out and up to hips-height and then extend it out to the side. Do not twist your torso as you do this. Pause for a few seconds before bending the knee and bringing it back to the starting position. Repeat the same with the other leg and continue reps as required.
If you want the girls to look firm and perky, push-ups are the way to go. These exercises also strengthen your muscles and bones, and build endurance in your upper body while giving your bustline a natural and long lasting lift.
Rest your legs on the balls of the feet, keep your hands apart to slightly more than the width of your shoulders, and thus get into a plank stance. Next, bend your elbows and slowly lower your body towards the ground. Ensure that your tummy muscles are sucked in and your back straight.
Raise your body back up to the plank position and continue repetitions of 15-20 times. If you find this workout too difficult, you can start with balancing on the knees instead of the balls of your feet.
Push Ups with a Medicine Ball
If you are someone who already exercises and are looking for something more challenging to give your breasts a lift and make them appear firmer and bigger, try this version of push-ups. A push up with a medicine ball gives you a different angle that may prove more useful and impact to your bust line than traditional push ups.
Get into the position of a traditional push-up, place the medicine ball on the ground, and keep your left hand on it. Slowly bring your right hand on the ball. Next, bring your belly button in and engage your legs, while bending your arms at the elbows as you lower your body. Now press both your hands and lift yourself up to return to the initial position. Start with one set of 10 reps and increase the counts as you build your endurance level.
The bench step-up is another simple exercise that can be easily performed at home or at the gym. And it is great for toning your hips, glutes, thighs, and shoulders.
Choose light or medium-weight dumbbells according to your comfort level and hold one in each hand as you stand next to a bench (lengthwise). With your right foot, step upon the middle of the bench and hold till the count of three while keeping the left leg raised to the side.
Step down using your left foot and tap down on the floor with the right. Step up back on the bench immediately with the right foot. Complete the reps for this leg and switch sides after resting for 30 seconds.
This is an excellent exercise to lift your breasts as it makes the twins appear more toned and firmer by working your chest muscles. They are easily done at home, in the office, or on at the gym.
Use dumbbells in each hand and stand up in a position that is slightly bent forward. Next, bring your elbows up straight to form a 90-degree angle. Taking care not to drop the weights in your hands, bring your elbows close to each other. Squeeze them for a few seconds before opening your arms wide. Return to the starting position and repeat 15 times.
Leg raises work on your butt muscles and lower back at the same time and are quite easy to perform. If you find your booty is big yet lacks definition - this exercise is for you.
Lie on the ground on your right side and prop your head up using the right elbow. Keep the left leg straight out and in line with your back. If it is uncomfortable, bend your right knee slightly. Lift your left leg up as high as you can while keeping the foot parallel to the floor. Do not move your hips backward while raising your leg – you can use your left hand to support the hips if required. When lifting your leg, squeeze your butt muscles and keep the abdomen firm. Slowly lower the leg to return to the starting position. Repeat 8-10 times and then switch legs.
If you want excellent results from your breast-lifting workouts, the dumbbell fly is an exercise you cannot miss. You can use either a bench or a medicine ball to lie down on for this exercise.
Lie face up while holding a pair of dumbbells above your shoulders and feet placed flat on the ground. Ensure that your torso is balanced well on the ball or the bench to perform this workout correctly. Keep your elbows bent slightly and lower the weights in each hand until the elbows are at an even level with your chest. Press the dumbbells back up again while keeping your elbows bent the same way. Perform 10 reps and rest for 90 seconds.
Have you been waiting to flaunt your curves in a sexy criss cross dress for the longest time? Do not lose hope. Instead, set a goal to get into shape, identify your body type, adopt a healthier lifestyle, and be fit overall. The year has just started, so buckle up and start these workouts to get the sexy curves, tight booty, and firmer breasts you’ve dreamed of all last year.
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