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Too many women believe that all calories ingested with food is nowhere else, but it is on the hips. Indeed most of the fat accumulates in the first place there. How to lose weight from hips and find harmony with your body?

Genetic heritage

Before menopause a woman’s body stores fat on the hips, this is the type of figure is called a pear-shaped. It is these stocks thousands of years ago helped cave women to survive in times of drought and famine, besides in such difficult conditions, fat stores allow women to give birth and breastfeed children, and in fact during pregnancy and breast-feeding women spend at least 1,000 calories per day. It turns out that the formation of fat in the hips – the genetic heritage of our ancient ancestors.

“Genetic feature of body fat in the hips in women – one of the main reasons why most of the fat is so difficult to get rid of.”

There are two main types of accumulation of excess weight. For some people, it accumulates in the lower body, creating a so-called pear-shaped, in others the fat is concentrated in the abdominal area, and this figure is called “apple”. By the way, people with pear-shaped body, in this case, have a certain advantage, because, according to studies, the fat on the abdomen and hips, is a health hazard, because abdominal fat clogs in the arteries and into the circulatory system. But there is another side to the coin: It is difficult to get rid of the fat from hips than stomach.

Key factors in the fight against excess weight in the hips – it’s intense exercise and a healthy balanced diet. Certain types of exercises not only help to get rid of fat on the thighs, but also pump up your leg muscles – the largest and strongest muscles in the human body.

Strength training with weights

Many people believe that weight training is not suitable for those who would like to lose weight, but in fact a properly fitted strength exercises can be extremely effective in the fight against excess weight. Intensive half-hour workout with weights burns up to 266 calories. Working with weights stimulates the metabolic processes in the body. If you exercise every day, it is not necessary for two days to work on the same muscle group. Muscles need to recover, so today join in the upper torso, and tomorrow, pay attention to the bottom.

Specificity of exercise with weight

The basis of the training should be exercises that involve the joints, such as squats, lunges, presses and work with dumbbells. These movements are directed by the work of many muscle groups, which perform collectively and hence burn more calories, which in turn leads to a more rapid weight loss. Even if you do not notice until the decrease in the volume of the thighs, the trained muscles in this area will make the hip more formalized and slender, though it will become evident only when the fat go away.

Cardio Workouts

Cardio load plays an important role in burning calories and losing extra pounds. In the fight against excess weight equally effective cardio load and low and high intensity. Low-intensity workout burns more calories in a given zone, while the high-intensity exercise enables to burn more calories in the body. Spend 20 minutes daily on a cardio workout, alternating days of high and low intensity. During high-intensity training run, swim, perform interval exercise at the gym, at a lower intensity just walking in the park or go for a swim in the pool.


Here are a few exercises that will help get rid of extra pounds from the hips:

  • Exercise to lose weight by strengthening the inner thighs

Sit on a chair, feet flat on the floor, knees bent at 90 degrees. Place a pillow between thighs, as if you want to squeeze out what is inside the pillow. Exhale, clutching a pillow hips, hold this position for a minute, while breathing normally. Relax your muscles.

  • Exercise for the outer side of the thighs

The starting position is the same as in the previous exercise. Place the palms on the sides of the knee, thigh strain, trying to spread them apart, with the palms is resisted. Hold phase resistance for a minute, it does not hold your breath, relax and go to the next exercise.

Remember that getting rid of extra pounds from the hips – it can’t be done just with the help of training, but also the right diet. Before proceeding to the intensity of exercise, sit on a strict diet, be sure to consult with a nutritionist and a qualified fitness trainer.