Squats are probably the most well-known exercise you can use to work out your hips and thighs. You don’t need any equipment to do your squats and they can also be used for some rehabilitative activities.
- Stand with your feet hip-width apart.
- Imagine you’re sitting down in a chair and lower down with while extending your arms straight in front of you.
- Keep your abdominals firm as you lower down and don’t let your upper body lean too forward.
- Stand back, keeping your toes on the floor. Do 1-3 sets with 10 squats in each set. Remember to rest between sets.
Tip: You should be able to look at your toes during the squat. If you can’t see them, fix your position.
4. Jump squats
Jump squats are even more effective than regular squats and will help you sculpt your hips and butt really quickly. The only thing that’s changing is the jump added on your squat and the position of your arms.
- This time start from a squat position, legs open, feet under the hips.
- While in a squat position, give your core a good boost and jump high with your arms extending toward the ceiling.
- Land on your feet in a squat with your upper body slightly bent in front of you and your arms straight behind you. This position will give a greater boost to your jump.
- Do 2-3 sets of 10 jump squats, rest between each set and repeat.
Tip: Try to focus on your landing. It should be as smooth as possible in order not to injure your knees.