Having sexy curves can help you to feel more confident, especially when you want to get someone’s attention. There are some ways to build curves, such as by strength training. You can also accentuate the curves you already have by choosing the right clothes. If you’re trying to look curvier for a photo or when someone is looking at you, there are simple ways to angle your body for a curvier appearance.
Getting Fit to Look Curvier
1. Squat and lunge to build muscle in your butt and legs. Squats and lunges are classic moves to work your buttocks and legs all at once. Incorporate 3 sets of 15 to 20 squats and lunges (on each leg) into twice weekly strength training sessions. Other good exercises for your legs and butt include:
Bridge. Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet and hands flat on the floor beside your buttocks. Lift your hips up until your knees are in a straight line with your shoulders. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds.
Leg lifts. Get down on all fours, straighten out 1 leg behind you, and lift it into the air. Keep your leg straight as you do this. Repeat 15 to 20 times and then switch to the other leg. Do 3 sets during each of your twice weekly strength-training sessions.
Jumping squats. Squat down and then explode upwards into a jump. Repeat this 15 to 20 times and do 3 sets in each of your strength-training sessions.
2. Include ab exercises to cinch your waistline. Tightening up your abs will make your waist smaller and enhance the curves around your hips by comparison. Try doing 3 sets of 15 to 20 crunches in your twice weekly strength training sessions, and plank for 30 to 60 seconds 3 times per session. Other ab exercises you might try include:
V-sits. Sit on the ground with your legs out straight in front of you. Then, lean back slightly and bring your feet off the ground. Balance on your buttocks with your feet in the air and your legs forming the shape of a V. Reach your right hand towards your left foot, and then your left hand towards your right foot. Repeat for 30-60 seconds 3 times during each of your twice weekly workouts.
Side plank. Keep your body straight and support yourself with 1 arm and 1 leg. Place your right palm against the ground and the side of your right foot against the ground. Hold the position for 30 to 60 seconds, and then switch to the other side.
Planks with leg lifts. Try lifting up 1 leg in the air while you are in a plank position. This will make the move more challenging by shifting all of the weight to 1 foot. Hold for 30-60 seconds and then switch to the other foot.
3. Build your upper body to accentuate an hourglass figure. If you have narrow shoulders, bulking them up a bit will make your waistline more noticeable. You can achieve this by working your shoulders and chest. Repeat each exercise 10 to 12 times and do 3 sets in each of your twice weekly workouts. Start with 10 lb (4.5 kg) or lighter weights and increase the weight as you gain strength. Some good exercises for strengthening your shoulders and chest include:
Alternating dumbbell presses. Lie on your back on a bench with 1 dumbbell in each hand. Start with the dumbbells next to your chest and lift the dumbbells up over your chest 1 at a time.
Lateral arm raises. Hold a dumbbell in each hand while standing with your feet shoulder-width apart. Start with the dumbbells at your sides and then raise the dumbbells up with your arms straight until they are parallel to your shoulders.
Pushups. Get down on your hands and knees and then straighten out your legs and tuck your toes under to support your body. Position your hands on the ground directly below your shoulders. Use your arms to lower yourself down until you are almost touching the ground. Then, use your arms to push yourself back up.
4. Gain weight slowly if you’re underweight. Curves are made up of a combination of muscle and fat, so eat a healthy diet to ensure that your body has time to increase both equally. It's not good for you to gain or lose too much weight at once, though, so make small adjustments to add calories into your diet. You may be able to gain as much as a pound of weight a week safely, but not everyone can or should—talk to your doctor before you start a comprehensive weight gain program.
Eat a full meal after you work out. Your body needs carbohydrates and protein to build muscle.
Eat calorie dense snacks, like nuts, hummus, and full fat yogurt.
Enjoy junk food, candy, and soda in moderation. They shouldn't make up the majority of your calories.
Incorporate protein into your diet to help stay fit and get an hourglass figure.
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