One Move to Look Sexier In Heels
If there’s one move that any female wearing heels needs to practice, it’s the one I discuss in this article. Not only will it firm and tone the gluteus maximus (booty muscle) it will also improve your posture. What’s more, not only will your posture improve while standing still but also while walking in high heels.
What move am I referring to? The Hip Raise. The Hip Raise specifically targets the hamstrings and glutes.
How and why it works
Why is this such an effective exercise for females wearing heels? It all comes down to genetics. There’s no denying the fact that men and women do not have the same body types. The biggest difference, besides fat to muscle ratio, is in the hips. The majority of females are quad dominate. This means the quads are much stronger in relation to the hamstrings. This has to do with how female hips are structured for pregnancy and birthing.
Don’t just take my word for it
You can see what I’m talking about all the time. Next time you see a female standing in line at the grocery store or the BTS look at her knees and hips. Try not to be creepy about it, but she is more than likely standing with her knees locked and hips cocked to the side.
In this position, the overdeveloped quads are more adept at keeping the knee locked. The underdeveloped glutes or butt muscles are more adept in a relaxed position resulting in the cocked position of the hips.
Benefits of the Hip Raise
So what can women do to remedy this? Strengthen the glutes and hamstrings. By strengthening the glutes you will be more comfortable standing without your knees locked out. You will also avoid flat-butt syndrome. The gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the body and has a lot of potential for growth. The combination of strong glutes and hamstrings will also improve your walking stride while wearing heels.
Sure, you can do this through deadlifts, squats, and/or lunges, but without the proper cues, you’re not going to activate the right muscles. Getting the right cues requires help from a trained professional. Without it, you will revert back to your quad-dominate ways. That’s why the Hip Raise is so effective. It’s simple to master, is not complicated, and you need no weights to perform it.
Here’s how to perform the Hip Raise:
1. Lay face up on the ground with knees bent to a 90-degree angle and feet flat on the ground.
2. Raise your hips so your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. Pause for five seconds in the up position and then slowly lower back down to the starting position.
Do this exercise twice a week for two to three sets of 10-12 reps. After a couple weeks or maybe even a month, you should see noticeable improvements in your posture and stride.
After a couple weeks or maybe even a month, you should see noticeable improvements in your posture and stride.
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