Since lately we have been getting a lot of requests and questions from our subscribers and readers on how to get rid of hip dips.
If you don't know what hip dips are, they are the inward curves just below your hip bones on each side of your body.
For some people they are more pronounced and noticeable than others.
For the past couple of months it has gotten a lot of names such as high dents, Violin hips, high hips and shelf hips.
The interesting thing about us humans is that none of us are exactly alike.
From head to toe there's something that will always distinguish you from everyone else.
Remember that we all come in different shapes and sizes.
And this is very true when it comes on to your hips.
Some women have round uninterrupted curves while others have a little dip or hip dips between the bottom of the waist and the top of thigh.
Alot of women are very uncomfortable with having hip dips and try every methods possible to get rid of them.
The aim of this guide is to show you how you can minimize hip dips and get fuller hips, but before we move on.
“It's important for you to know that it's completely normal.”
Even those female celebrities in your Instagram feeds have hips dips.
It might be hard for you to see it but everyone has it.
Celebrities with hip dips
This shows Mily Cyrus, Beyonce, and Kelly Brooks. All of these famous women have them!
Let's not forget to mention Marilyn Monroe, Scarlett Johansson and Demi Lovato!
It's a part of our anatomy and it just happens to be more noticeable in others.
It also has a lot to do with your muscle built, body type and fat distribution.
Bear in mind that in the hip dips occur because the femur attaches to the acetabulum, which is made up of all the 3 main hip bones called pubis, ischium and ilium.
Basically, you get a hip dip from being born with a skeleton.
Even males have hip dips, but for us women it's much more noticeable because our hips are generally wider.
“Checkout this recent post on hip dents that breaks it down a little more.”
That being said, don't feel isolated and depressed because your hip dips are more noticeable than others.
Always remember that even the best of us have it and you are not a freak of nature or defected.
It's a part of your overall beauty.
What causes hip dips?
Earlier we mentioned that hip dips come about as a result of the shape of your pelvis.
This shape is as a result of having high hips.
So let's say, for example, your pelvis is very high and your hips are wide, it's most likely that you will have a small amount of hip dip between your hip bones and where your thigh bones begin.
One of the most common requests plastic surgeons get is how to get rid of hip dips.
Their solution is to graft fat into the area where the dent is, this is to try to round out the shape and give it a fuller look.
But this isn't really a safe or viable option for many.
Best exercises for hip dips or violin hips
Hip dips can be caused by your skeletal or muscle structure and even genetics.
Whatever the causes might be, following these workouts will definitely help.
Even though you cannot completely get rid of hip dips you can do exercises that will make them less noticeable.
For example, if you have love handles and lose them, your hip dips will become less evident.
So the best thing for you to do is try to tone up your thighs and lose excess belly fat so that they become less noticeable.
Some women wear padded panties in order to fill-out the dents, but that is just a temporary solution.
If you really want a more permanent solution, it's best to dedicate yourself towards a proper workout routine and healthy eating diet.
This might not work for everyone, as everyone's hip dips can be due to different reasons.
The only thing with this solution is that there isn't really a muscle located directly where your hip dips are but it is possible to bulk up your side booty muscles to the point where it fills out the dents.
It's possible, it will just take work. 🙂
There are 2 muscles that are in the vicinity of the hip dips, and they are the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus.
The following exercises well target these areas in order to help fill out the dents.
Side leg lifts
- On a mat, lie down on your left side with your legs extended.
- The right foot should be resting on top of the left foot.
- Rest your upper body on your left elbow with the fore arm extended and your palm down on the mat.
- Now slowly lift your right leg so that your legs form a wide v-shape. Now lower the leg bringing your feet together and repeat.
- Get into an all fours position on the mat with palms down.
- Make sure to keep your spine straight and extend the right leg fully behind you.
- Ensure that your body is supported by your arms and the left knee must remain in the kneeling position.
- Push your right leg back up into the air and then back down.
- Do 2 sets of 30 reps and switch leg.
- Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart.
- Keep your back straight while lowering your body until your thighs are parallel to the floor.
- Now slowly raise back up to the original position.
The ultimate workout routine for fuller hips
Strength training your hips and legs can develop the muscles near the hip dip areas so that they are more toned and filled out.
You will need to focus on a program that will help you to gain muscles and also increase your lower body size.
The plan should train your hips and legs at least 3 to 4 times a week for good results.
If you are new to hip workouts, this workout routine will be manageable for you.
Now as you go along doing this workout routine your body might become accustomed to the amount of sets and reps you do.
So you will have to gradually increase them as your body needs more challenges, without it they will not grow.
In this case we want the muscles around the hip area to grow and fill out the hip dent.
That's why we picked one of our best wider hips workout that will help to fill out the hip dip area.
To get the best results make sure that you do this workout routine 3 to 4 times a week so as to maximize your results.
Remember that you will be working out your muscles and they need to grow, so your protein intake will have to be increased to sustain muscle repair.
In the video below you'll see the particular workout routine that you can do to help get rid of hip dips.
Eating for fuller hips
Remember that you want your hips to be become round and curvy, therefore your calorie intake will have to be slightly increased.
To gain weight on your hips aim to eat more calories than you burn.
Try to figure out your daily calorie burn using an online calculator that takes into account your size, age and activity level.
You can add 500 calories per day to your diet, which will result in about 1 pound gain per week.
Will I get fat?
This will only happen if you're not working out regularly.
Remember that you will be burning off the calories that you're consuming daily.
And the aim is to gain healthy weight(muscle mass) on your hips to fill out the hip dips.
What should I eat?
Now don't just add any calories to your diet such as junk food.
You want to increase your intake of healthy foods, such as starchy vegetables, boiled sweet potatoes, fruits, whole grains, dairy products, unsaturated fats and most of all, protein.
Adding an extra snack that consists of two slices of whole wheat bread that is topped off with 2 tablespoons of almond peanut butter and a cup of freshly sliced bananas will add about 600 calories.
Try to alternate the added extra calories to each meal.
Let's say, for example, during breakfast you can sprinkle an ounce of walnuts on your cereal or at lunch you can have about 8 ounces of Greek yogurt for desert.
After dinner you can drink a glass of low-fat milk to boost your day's calorie intake by 500 cal.
The extra calcium that is in milk will support your body's growth and muscle development.
Protein powder for weight gain on hips
You want to develop more muscle rather than adding fat when you're trying to gain weight .
When you build muscle in your hip area it requires an increase in your calorie intake along with a targeted hip workout.
The increase in your daily calorie intake should mostly come from protein sources.
So drinking a protein shake daily before and after your workouts will help to boost your protein intake, and that will enable your muscles to grow.
Now remember to not skip training your upper body, just because you're trying to build leg and hip muscles.
You can do at least one upper body workout so as to tone the whole area.
The reason for this is because you want your upper body to be proportional to your lower body, hence giving you that hour glass figure!
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Getting a smaller waist for a wider hips look
You might've heard this several times before but the smaller your waist is is the more your hips will appear wider and more round.
To get a smaller waist you should control your calorie intake and eat foods that will help to burn fat from your belly area and of course you have to exercise regularly.
You want to eat foods that will help to increase your metabolism which will make it easier for you to melt off belly fat.
What you can do is start off by eating the right kind of fats.
Studies have shown that high levels of monounsaturated fats can help to prevent the storage of fat in the abdominal area.
You can get these type of healthy fats from avocados, nuts and coconut oil.
You want to avoid trans fat which is the bad type of fat.
These types of fats are normally found in cookies and other processed foods that deposit huge amounts of fat within the abdominal area.
You should also get the right amount of fiber in your diet which will help to regulate your digestive system and get rid of bloated tummy.
In the video below you will see a powerful small waist workout that will help to trim waist fat.
You can add this routine one day out of the week in addition to the hip workout mentioned above.
How to minimize the look of hip dips or hip dents
If you want to minimize the look of hip dents as much as possible, then high waist pants, skirts and dresses are the best choices.
The pants don't necessarily have to be a loose but you have to be prepared to buy a size up if needed.
For bikinis, buy ones that will fit your dip and break up the space between your hips and thighs.
Also, if you're wearing a dress that hug your hips.
You might have to buy a belt for your waist that stands out so that your waist become the focus and not your hips.
BONUS: HIP DIP EXERCISE ROUTINE
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the best hip dips exercises?
Any exercise that MAINLY hit the gluteus medius is best.
What happen most times is that persons end up doing workouts that doesn't engage the gluteus medius.
In addition to the routine we just covered, here is another routine with some good exercises you can include:
What is a hip dips filler?
Now this isn't a device or product.
When people mention “hip dip fillers” they’re referring to how they can actually “filling out” that gap at the hip area.
And the only way to achieve that is to target the gluteal muscles but MAINLY the gluteus medius during your training to help develop that area.
Doing this will help to make the hip dips less noticeable.
Should I use hip dips shapewear or hip dip pads?
Honestly, we aren't big fans of these type of products because some persons try to replace them with proper training and diet.
These products only give you a false sense of having a certain type of body which isn't real.
Instead, you should focus on getting the right training and nutrition to help reach your body goals.
IT'S YOUR TURN!
Hip dips aren't something to be ashamed of, but due to the overwhelming requests that we got from our subscribers and readers.
It would be irresponsible of us not to do a post on this topic.
What you should realize is that the exercises have the ability to transform your body in ways that you could never imagine.
Yes, you cannot spot reduce but with consistent targeted workout and proper nutrition it's impossible for you not to see results.
So if you really want to get rid of it hip dips or hip dents this is your best option instead of doing surgery.
And guess what, it only requires some of your time and for you to be dedicated to the workout and nutrition.
It doesn't matter what anyone says, with super targeted workouts and healthy eating, you can change your body's composition.
You just have to stick to a plan and never give up! 🙂