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Pilates Workout for Strong Hips and Slim Glutes & Thighs

Hello, hello! Welcome back. It’s a new week, and that means a new workout for you guys. This week I want to share one of my favorite routines for slimming glutes and thighs (just in time for summer, right?) as well as strengthening up your hip area. Hips are an often neglected part of a complete core routine.

Having hip strength is essential to maintaining good posture and proper form during virtually any type of fitness- whether that be cardio or resistance training. Believe it or not, weak hips are often the culprit of injuries up and down the chain such as shin splints, ankle sprains, back injuries, etc. So strengthening the hips, as well the rest of your core (back, abs, and obliques) will help to prevent injuries, and to keep you working out and performing at the level you want to be long term.

This routine is quick, but let me tell you it will burn! I like to add this to the end of a cardio session or leg strength training session for a complete workout, but if you’re a beginner feel free to start here- you can always add more later.

Since you are working the muscles in your legs with this routine, I do not recommend doing this on days when you should be resting your legs (i.e. 24-48 hours after a leg strength training day).

The Workout

Complete 3 rounds of 10-15 reps of each exercise. Do the routine one side at a time (meaning, go through the entire routine with just your right leg, then restart the routine with your left)…prepare to feel the burn.

Have fun!

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