How To Get An Hourglass Figure (Beautiful Curves)
Plenty of women today are undergoing surgeries, wearing padded under wears or ingesting all different sorts of pills, just so they can increase their hip to waist ratio to achieve an hourglass figure.
Let me just tell you ladies; all that isn’t necessary.
You don’t need to wear stuffed clothing or undergo any expensive and risky surgery to get your curves because there are exercises and routines freely available for you to build the muscle mass in the right places for a curvy physique.
The hourglass figure is one whereby the waistline is at least 10 times smaller than the bust and hip measurements, resulting in a wide bust, cinched waistline and a wide hip, essentially the shape of an hourglass.
Keep in mind that while the natural shape of your body is determined mainly by genetics, with proper diet, wearing the right clothes for your body type and doing the right exercises, you can achieve or give the appearance of having the highly sought after hourglass shape.
If you want to go a bit extreme you can even do corset training which can help to reduce the size of your waist by a couple inches.
Here is what you need to do to get an hourglass figure.
Your upper body will need to be in shape as well before you can have an hourglass figure.
Your shape wouldn’t be considered hourglass if you have a toned and curved lower body with a cinched waistline but your upper body is flabby and wobbly or too skinny so you look unbalanced.
To avoid such a thing, it’s important to do shoulder and arm exercises that will help to tone and add some mass to your upper body.
Just picture how fabulously your shoulders and arms would complement your hourglass shape while wearing a waist -cinching strapless dress! Arm circles, bench dips and shoulder presses are a few good exercises you can try.
These are very easy to do and you don’t need any equipment to do it.
Simply stand with your feet about hip-width apart, extend your arms out to the sides so they are in line with your shoulders then start rotating your entire arm forward in small circular motions.
Your elbows and wrists should not be bent. Rotate your arms for about 20-30 circles them start rotating backwards for the reverse. If you wish to make it more challenging you can hold dumbbells as you do this exercise.
These are done using a chair, bench or exercise step. What you’ll do is sit up straight on the edge of the step or chair with your legs extended in front of you.
Grip the edge of the chair or bench firmly then slowly slide your butt off the edge, lowering your body towards the floor until your arms form a 90 degrees angle.
With your back still straight, push yourself back into the starting position and repeat for 15-20 reps. Do three sets.
A shoulder press is done by holding in each hand, a dumbbell and lifting them to shoulder level with your elbows bent. Straighten your arms slowly, raising the dumbbells over your head without locking your elbows.
Hold in this position for just a few seconds and then gently lower your arms back to the starting position. Repeat for 15-20 reps, do 3 sets.
This moves definitely help to carve your hourglass figure.
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Increase your chest size for an hourglass figure
Having a curvaceous butt and a tiny waist doesn’t mean you have a hourglass figure, your upper body must also be fuller.
There are quite a few muscle training exercises that you can do to increase your pectoral muscles underneath your breast tissues for a fuller chest with firmer and more perky boobs.
Some great exercises to increase your pectoral muscles are bench presses, dumbbell fly and push ups.
When doing bench presses, you will need an exercise bench and a barbell. Pack on the size weights you prefer then place the loaded barbell on a bench rack and lay flat on the bench beneath it.
With your hands spaced at shoulder-width apart, reach up and grasp the bar then slowly lift it off the rack, re-positioning the bar directly above the middle of your chest and extending your arms.
Slowly, with elbows bending out to the sides, lower the bar to your chest. Firmly press the bar back up to the starting position and repeat.
To do dumbbell flys, hold a dumbbell in each hand and lie flat on your back then extend your arms out directly above you.
Bend your elbows slightly and lower your arms out to the sides until your body forms a “T” shape. Hold in this position for a couple seconds, then slowly raise your arms to the starting position and repeat.
To perform push-ups, start in a plank position with your back straight, palms flat on a solid floor at shoulder width apart and underneath your shoulders.
Your feet should be propped on your toes and the balls of your feet with your feet together. Slowly lower yourself using just the strength in your arms until your elbows form a 90-degree angle.
Just as slowly raise yourself back up into the plank position and repeat.
STEP 2 – GET a smaller waist
You have trim your waistline. Getting a smaller waistline is possibly the most significant part of achieving the coveted hourglass figure. To accomplish this you will need to do a combination of weight loss and targeted core exercises.
You will need to be careful though because many of the traditional core exercises can actually bulk up your core muscles resulting in a flatter but wider waist.
This you don’t need when your aim is an hourglass figure! Instead, your core exercises should target your oblique and lateral muscles groups to trim and tighten your waist.
Exercises like pull-ups, side planks and side crunches are great for achieving this.
To do pull-ups, an exercise bar will be needed. Grasp the exercise bar with fingers facing towards you – this pull-up position is difficult but is great for exercising the lateral muscles.
Pull up your body towards the bar until your chin is just above it. If possible hold here for a second or two then lower yourself slowly back to the starting position.
Avoid extending your arms completely so as to keep your muscles engaged and repeat.
To perform a side plank, lie straight on your left side on the floor, with your right foot stacked on top of your left foot.
Use your left elbow to prop yourself up so your forearm should be flat on the floor and perpendicular to your body with your left elbow directly underneath your left shoulder.
Your entire body should form a straight, diagonal line from your head to your feet. Hold in this position for 30 seconds or more – if you can-, keeping your glutes and abdominal muscles tight. Repeat on your right side.
To do a side crunch, on the floor lie flat on your back with your hands lightly behind your head and your knees pulled up at 45 degree angle to your body, your feet flat on the ground.
Slightly raise your head and shoulders off the ground then bend your upper body to the right as if trying to touch your right elbow to your right hip. Keep your hips and lower back in position as you do this exercise.
Return to your starting position and repeat on your left side.
This workout might be hard but is very powerful for getting an hourglass figure.