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10-Minute Hips Workout

Do this 10-minute hips workout developed by Marcus Minier, exercise physiologist at The Gym in New York City, three times a week along with five days of cardio, and we guarantee that you'll have the slimmer hips you deserve in no time!

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Standing Side Kick
Photo by Susan Pittard
Photo by Susan Pittard
Photo by Susan Pittard
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1. Standing Side Kick

Targets: Inner thighs, glutes, quadriceps, outer hips

  • With feet hip-width apart and hands on hips, slowly extend right leg to the side at hip height in 3 full counts.
  • Be sure to keep inner thigh parallel to the floor.
  • Hold for 1 count, then take 3 counts to lower to floor.
  • Do 15 times, then switch sides.

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2. Side Jump

Targets: Inner thighs, glutes, hamstrings, outer hips

  • Standing with hands on hips, hop 3 feet to your left, landing on your left foot with left knee slightly bent.
  • Bring your right foot down to the floor.
  • Repeat to the right and continue alternating for a total of 15 on each side.

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3. Hip Raise

Targets: Hip flexors, outer hips, outer thighs, glutes

  • Lie faceup with knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
  • Slowly lift hips and extend left leg, pointing toes toward the wall in front of you.
  • Hold for 1 count, then move your left leg out to your left side at 90 degrees.
  • Hold for 1 count and return to center before lowering.
  • Do 10 times; switch sides.

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4. Traveling Squat-Kick

Targets: Thighs, glutes, quadriceps

  • Stand with hands on hips and kick your right leg in an arc across the front of your body before bringing your foot to the floor in a squat.
  • Step your left foot next to the right and come to a stand.
  • Do 15 times, then switch sides.

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5. Leg Raise

Targets: Outer thighs, glutes, hip flexors

  • Get on all fours, weight evenly balanced between your hands and knees.
  • Lift your left leg out to the side, keeping knee bent 90 degrees and inner thigh facing the floor.
  • Quickly kick your leg diagonally behind you, bringing your heel toward the ceiling.
  • Return your left knee to the floor and do 10 times; switch sides.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, February 2006.

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arthur09 wrote:

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