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Which Are The Best Exercises For Toning The Hips?

Achieve shapely and toned hips with our guide to the best exercises specifically targeting this area of your body.

  • 26 Oct 2023
  • 3 min read

Developing a well-proportioned figure necessitates the cultivation of sturdy and conspicuous hip muscles. By doing so, you not only enhance your physical appearance but also create an opportunity to amplify your posture, flexibility, and strength in the lower regions of your body. In light of this objective, we have specifically mentioned productive exercises for the butt and hips by targeting their muscle groups.


Best exercises for hips

Below are some exercises for hips that can be incorporated into your daily fitness regimen:

  1. Squats
  2. Pigeon poses
  3. Lunges
  4. Curtsy lunges
  5. Fire hydrant movements


1.    Squats

Squats are one of the best exercises for wider hips. Start by positioning your feet at a shoulder-width distance, toes slightly angling outward. Descend gracefully by bending both your hips and knees, simulating sitting on a chair. Ensure you maintain an elevated chest and an aligned back, with your knees parallel to or following the same line as your toes. Lower yourself until your thighs are parallel to the ground, or according to what is physically comfortable for you. Push off firmly against their respective points on the ground using your heels primarily to stand upright again. Complete three sets comprising controlled movements and correct form, each consisting of 10–15 repetitions.


2.    Pigeon pose

Start by assuming a push-up position with your knees and hands on the ground. Next, bring your knee forward. Position it behind your right wrist. Extend your leg back. Slowly lower your hips towards the floor, allowing a stretch in your hip. Ensure your hips are properly aligned and your back leg extends comfortably. Hold this pose for about 20-30 seconds while taking breaths. Repeat the movements by bringing forward your left knee.


3.    Lunges

Stand straight with feet about hip-width apart; place your hands on your hips. Step forward with one of your legs, ensuring your knee is above your ankle. Bend the knees to lower your body towards the ground while keeping your back straight. Push off through the heel of your foot to return to the starting position. Switch legs; repeat the movement by performing it with the other leg, completing one lunge.

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4.    Curtsy lunges

Commence in an upright stance, ensuring your feet remain spaced at the width of your hips. Take a diagonal stride backwards with your right leg, crossing it behind your left leg. Descend into a lunge by flexing both knees and lowering yourself towards the ground while maintaining proper alignment between your left knee and ankle. Elevate back up to the starting position by applying force through your left heel. Rotate sides by adhering to identical instructions in regard to stepping back diagonally using your left leg.


5.    Fire hydrant

Start with hands under your shoulders and knees under your hips. Keep your core engaged with your back straight throughout the movement. Lift your right leg to the side, keeping your knee bent at a 90-degree angle. Lift your leg until it’s parallel to the ground or as high as is comfortable. Lower your leg back down without touching the ground. Complete the desired reps, then switch to the left leg. Breathe steadily and focus on controlled movements.



It is critical to combine a variety of stretches for hips into a well-rounded strengthening workout for hips. You may efficiently preserve the vitality, strength, and cosmetic look of your hip area by doing so. Put on your sports shoes and lay down your yoga mat as you go on an exciting adventure toward developing wonderfully toned hips that will certainly boost both your physical well-being and self-confidence.

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