(Closed) Hips, Hips, Hips!

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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2006 posts
Buzzing bee

Congrats on losing 20 pounds!! That is such an accomplishment 🙂

We gain/lose weight in certain areas according to our genetics, and I honestly don’t know of any exercise that will allow you to lose weight around your hips. You can tone as much as you want, but any fat that sits on top of your hips will cover all that toning.

My best suggestion is to keep up the diet and exercise and eventually your body may want to release the fat around your hips!

Post # 4
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2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My mom has lost an insane amount of weight in the past 6 months, a ton of it from her hips/butt/thighs.  Her trick?  She walks on the treadmill for like an hour a day 5 days a week.  She increases and decreses the incline and speed in 1 minute intervals.

I’ve tried it for 30 minutes and it kicked my butt!  I did it 3 or 4 days a week for about a month, and my pants were all noticeably looser. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Wow 20 pounds that’s great!

Is it possible you don’t have much left on your hips?! If you’ve lost a bunch of weight and your hips aren’t changing…it could simply be that they are biologically wider set without a lot of fat on them in the first place! Or that it’s gonna be the very last place it comes off!

As far as work outs…have you tried something like Kickboxing or Turbokick? My hips/thighs get SORE after that class–it uses all these small muscles i never knew i had! oh and my butt, too. Especially if you keep doing the same ole same old cardio.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Unfortunately, you cannot spot reduce– BUT, if you work the areas around your hips, you’ll burn fat faster- muscle has a higher rate of burning fat and calories when at rest than fat, so the more of you that is made out of muscle, the more calories you will burn at restLaughing

 

I love my hips, though, and you should too! Embrace your womanly curves!

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