Let’s face it: we’re all obsessed with getting in shape these days! Need proof?
This is the most common New Year’s Resolution people set for themselves every January.
However, of all the shapes women aim to get into, few are more sought-after than the all-popular hourglass figure. With a slim waist, large bust, and curvy hips, it’s seen by many as the epitome of a sexy physique!
Alas, unless you’re blessed with incredible genetics, it can also be one of the hardest to attain. Know the struggle and want some pro tips to aid the process? You’re in the right place.
Today we’re going through a selection of effective strategies to attain the hourglass figure of your dreams. Check them out!
Do Special Hourglass Exercises
Good news: you can exercise your way to success here! Better still, you don’t even need to go to the gym…
By performing basic bodyweight exercises that focus on your upper body, waist, hips, and butt, you’ll start sculpting that hourglass figure in no time! With that in mind, here are some awesome exercises to help in this endeavor:
The humble squat is an amazing compound exercise that works your core, glutes, and quadriceps, among other important muscles! In other words, do them right and squats will strengthen (and tone) your butt, legs, hips, and waist. Build them into your hourglass figure workout routine regularly to fast-track the process.
Want to make things more intense? Try jumping or weighted squats instead.
Lunges are another simple compound exercise that is hugely effective at transforming your body. From your abs and back to your quads, hamstrings, glutes, and calves, they work them all! As a bonus, lunges will improve your overall stability, coordination, and balance too.
Start by standing up tall, then stepping forward with one foot; bending your knees until the front leg hits a 90-degree angle to the floor. To finish the movement, lift your forward leg back up, returning it to the initial position. And voila, that’s a lunge!
Do you find squats and lunges hard on your knees and/or lower back? Well, you’ll love glute bridges! They work your glutes, abs, and lower back (without putting it under any pressure).
Start by laying on the floor looking up at the ceiling; bring your feet up close to your butt so that your legs are bent at a 90-degree angle. Your hands and arms should be by your side. Then, to perform the movement, simply push off your feet, bringing your hips up to the ceiling!
Clench your butt at the top, and then reverse the move until you’re back where you started. That’s one rep.
Push-ups are the classic bodyweight exercise to help strengthen your chest, deltoids (shoulders), triceps, and core. Now, there are all sorts of different push-ups with which to experiment! It’s best to start simple though…
Lay on the floor, chest-down, with your hands palms-down at chest level. Then push yourself up and away from the ground until your arms are straight. Lower yourself slowly back down to complete the rep.
Start Eating Right!
Exercising is a crucial piece of the hourglass puzzle. Yet it’s still almost impossible to get this figure through exercise alone! Like all physical transformations, the real magic happens when you combine it with sensible (and healthy) dietary changes.
For many women, the first step to success involves reducing their intake of calories each day. Of course, you want to eat enough food (packed with quality nutrients) to maintain your energy levels throughout the day. But by burning more calories than you consume, you’re guaranteed to start cutting body fat.
And if you can do that, you’ll be on your way to the waistline you want!
The best place to begin your new hourglass figure diet?
Slash your intake of processed, sugary, low-nutrient-dense foods and drinks (such as fast food, potato chips, sodas, and alcohol). Trust us, these kinds of high-calorie meals, snacks, and beverages are kryptonite to your ambitions! Try replacing them with fresh fruit and veg, good fats, complex carbs, and quality protein sources instead.
Wear a Corset
Does all that dieting and exercise sound like a bit too much hard work? Or have you been working on your figure for months already and still struggling to see the results you so desire?
Well, why not try wearing a corset instead?!
Sometimes called “waist trainers”, they’ve been used forever and a day to create the classic hourglass figure many women want. You simply wrap the garment around your body, do it up, cinch it tight, and away you go.
However, there are two things to keep in mind here:
First, the effects are only temporary! As soon as you remove the corset, you’ll return to your usual body shape.
Second, there’s some controversy around the health effects of using them. Opinions vary and the evidence is unclear, but wearing corsets that are too tight for extended periods of time might not be the best idea.
Seek Professional Support
Looking for the quickest and most effective way to get an hourglass figure?
Consider getting a consultation from an experienced and reputable plastic surgeon to discover more about the cosmetic options available. Trust us, from breast augmentation and tummy tucks to Brazilian butt lifts and liposuction, numerous procedures can transform your physique overnight.
They might not be for everyone and they’re definitely not cheap, but there’s no doubt about their capacity to deliver an hourglass figure! That’s a big deal- especially for women who might have injuries or impairments that make exercise impossible.
Now You Know How to Get an Hourglass Figure
In our image and health-conscious society, getting in shape’s all the rage. But not all shapes are made equal! And the one that countless women seek to attain these days is the infamous hourglass figure.
If you’re in a bid to do the same, then we hope the tips and insights in this post will help. To read more articles on similar subjects, browse the “Health” section of the website now.