Nothing says feminine like an hourglass glass figure! Small waist, curvy hips, well toned thighs and big butt, these are the main attributes of the perfect hourglass figure.
If you want to know how to get an hourglass figure in a week, then you might want to read this guide thoroughly.
We get it! You want to get your dream body in the shortest time possible, but you have to set your expectations realistically.
Note: Even though the title says in one week, realistically, everyone's case is different therefore results will vary.
But within this post you will learn the right way to go about getting an hourglass figure in the shortest time possible.
If you're consistent and dedicated to a workout plan (which we will provide below), and eating healthy ,there's no reason why you cannot get your dream body.
Now the hourglass shape is the body type in which the hips and bust are wide relative to the size of your waist. If you were born with this type of shape you would know that weight gain happens in your hips and bust first.
But if you weren't born with this type of body shape do not give up hope as you can still bring out your true inner curves.
Many fitness experts might argue that your genetics determine the shape of your body, but we have seen many cases where a good workout plan and healthy eating win against genetic.
Of course, you cannot modify your bone structure because that's the way you were born, however, doing targeted exercises can help to sculpt certain areas of your body to amplify a particular shape.
The hourglass workout routine below is designed specifically to target several areas of your body. For example one workout will be for your waist, one for your hips and one for your butt and thighs.
If you want to get a curvy lean body shape you have to do a total body workout combine with a healthy diet.
Doing the workouts below will target body parts that will make you look more curvey and tone you at the same time.
How many times a week should I do this workout routine?
Four times a week is enough to do this routine. As you go along you'll feel more energetic and more pumped because you will notice your curves start to appear.
Should I do cardio?
If you're skinny and having issues gaining weight then you should cut back on cardio as it will cause you to lose your curves.
However, if you have excess fat then you should do cardio at least two times a week to help increase your calorie burn. Getting rid of the excess fat will help to show your true curves and get a lean toned look.
Let's go straight into the exercises you will be doing.
The hourglass figure workouts!
1. Scissors lift for waist
- To perform this workout, stand sideways to a chair with your left hand resting on the back of the chair.
- Now slowly raise your right leg sideways until you can touch it with your right hand, which should be at chest level.
- Slowly return to the starting position and repeat.
- Do 3 sets of 25 reps.
2. Bulgarian squats for butt and thighs
- Get a chair and turn your back to it with your left leg resting on the chair, you should be standing on your right foot only.
- Now slowly lower your body as if you're squatting with all of the pressure on your right leg.
- Raise back to the starting position and repeat.
- Do three sets of 25 for each leg.
3. Donkey kick for butt
- Get in the table top position on all fours.
- Slowly kickback your left leg into the air behind you.
- Hold it up for one second and slowly lower it back down.
- Do three sets of 25 reps for each leg.
4. Side to side kicks for hips, WAIST, BUTT & THIGHS
- Get into the squat position, standing with your legs a bit more than hips-width apart.
- Slowly lower yourself until your thighs are parallel to the ground.
- While going back into the standing position, kick to the left side with your left leg.
- Squat down again and slowly get back up kicking to the right side
- Do three sets of 20 reps.
Tips to get an hourglass figure fast
Prepare your body
Remember that your body will be going through changes as you consistently workout, therefore, you need to be getting good sleep, at least 7 to 8 hours a night.
If you used to binge watch your favorite TV shows then you need to cut back and get some rest, your body needs time to recuperate from those workouts.
You can set an alarm to remind you to sleep at a certain time and then do so.
You would be surprise how getting enough sleep at night can help you to perform at your best throughout the day, even with your workouts. So make the effort to give your body enough rest.
Clean up your diet
Your body is actually made in the kitchen. Whatever you eat daily, that's what decides your results.
We know that making the diet changes can be tough, especially when you have just started a new workout routine.
However, start by making smart food choices, including reducing the amount of sugar you eat and avoiding processed foods.
More veggies and fruits
When you're feeling hungry and want to snack on something, go for things like avocado, carrot sticks, berries, kale chips and nuts.
Get some low-fat dairy
You can get this by eating high-protein Greek yogurt, low-fat cheese and skim milk. You will need dairy to help build muscles in your butt, thighs and in wherever else needed.
If you don't like dairy then make sure that you're getting protein from other sources like nuts, tuna, salmon, beans, and lentils.
Increase the amount of fiber you eat
Eating enough fiber will help to keep your stomach fuller, hence keeping you from over eating. To add more fiber to your diet you can eat beans, brussel sprouts, oatmeal, whole grains and vegetables.
Slowly increase fiber in your diet and do not do it too quickly as it can cause stomach aches, diarrhea and nausea.
Water is critical, more than you think
Whenever you start any fitness routine you should be drinking at least 85 ounces of water per day, that equals to about 10 1/2 glasses of water.
Remember when exercising you will be sweating a lot, therefore you need to replace the fluid to help flush out the toxins out of your body. Before and after you work out make sure that you properly hydrate.
Cut back on the alcohol
Do you party a lot? Then you may have to cut back on the alcohol as it will only add unwanted calories to your diet and just slow down your metabolism.
This will cause your results to take longer to show. Drinking too much alcohol causes stress on your body and doesn't really do anything good for you.
Dress for the curves
You can wear horizontal stripes as it will help your body to look more round instead of long and lean. Doing so will help amplify your largest parts and curve.
You can also cinch your waist to create an hourglass shape despite your body type. Make sure that the cinch is at the thinnest part of your waist as it will help to pronounce your curves.
If you don't want to use that option you can simply wear a belt like a peplum. You can wear maxi dresses, tulip skirts and, skirt with layers to help create a curvy look.
The idea is to create an image in your mind to work towards, even while you're working towards the hourglass figure.
Give this hourglass workout a try!
You now know exactly how to get the hourglass shape the right way. You might not get an hourglass figure in a week but you will be ahead of the curve as long as you follow and stick to the plan!
BONUS: ANOTHER ROUTINE 🙂
Your body can become bored of a workout routine after a couple weeks, that's why you should change up your routine now and then, to keep your body challenged.
In the video below is another hourglass workout routine that you can do that targets all areas.