Evidence has shown that the “hourglass figure” goes right back to our evolutionary past where a 0.7? waist to hip ratio was considered desirable. A 0.7? waist to hip ratio entails of wide hips and a narrow waist and in the past these were signs of fertility. To calculate your own waist to hip ratio, all you need to do is divide your waist circumference to your hip circumference.


Having an hourglass figure has been popular for many years, however, we have researched into how to develop an hourglass figure and have discovered ways to obtain something close to this through exercise and determination – without plastic surgery.

1. Side Kick Push-Up:


How to Do:

  • Get in a push-up position. Your body should form a diagonal line from heels to head, and be sure to engage your core.
  • Lower down and back up for one push-up.
  • After coming back up, lift your right leg and kick it underneath your body.
  • If you’re feeling stable, lift your left arm as you do this.
  • Do another push-up, and repeat the kick, this time with your left foot.
  • Repeat, and aim for 12–15 reps.

2. Russian Twist:


How to Do:

  • Begin in a seated position with bended knees and flat feet.
  • Lean back slightly with a strong straight back and get into a comfortable position, contracting your ab muscles.
  • Stretch your arms out in front of you and twist the torso from side to side.
  • For more intensity, tap the floor to the right of your hip and then the left side.
  • To further increase difficulty, lift your feet off the floor or use a weighted medicine ball in your hands.
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