How to have an hourglass body shape?

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Old 03-16-2016, 12:30 PM
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What kind of exercises do I need to do?
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Pilates exercises (google 'Pilates mat exercises') will help strengthen your core muscles. This helps you to stand taller. It's difficult to shape a body but you can do a lot to accentuate the positive features of your body!
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thank you for the response... Does wearing a corset or waist trainer helps? Kim Kardashian is wearing it and she have this tiny waist. Is it really effective?
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Ask your doctor about that. It can be so uncomfortable but I'm not sure whether there is danger of damaging your body. That's why a doctor would be the best source of information about corsets. It could depend on how long you plan to wear the corset.
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thank you for the response... Does wearing a corset or waist trainer helps? Kim Kardashian is wearing it and she have this tiny waist. Is it really effective?
Have you seen any unphotoshopped pics of her?

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What kind of exercises do I need to do?
Hula hoop, squats, and pushups
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thank you for the response... Does wearing a corset or waist trainer helps? Kim Kardashian is wearing it and she have this tiny waist. Is it really effective?
Yes and no. Waist trainers are most beneficial for reducing bloat and revealing abs when at an already-low body fat percentage. I know one of the figure competitors I work with on occasion uses one before a show.

Overall, building an hourglass is going to depend on your regular body shape. If someone is wider at the hips, already, they'll want to focus on their upper body (shoulder press, rows, etc). If you want to build hips/glutes: squats, hip thrusters (also called bridges), straight-leg deadlift/good mornings, and side lunges.

Generally you'll want 4 or so weighted sets of 8-15 reps of each exercise, with 90 seconds of rest in between. That's to get hypertrophy, while other goals may require different weight, sets and reps, or rest time.
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