Burn Butt, Hip and Thigh Fat with Medicine Ball Side Lunge

The medicine ball side lunge will shape your butt, hips and thighs better than popular seated exercises. This exercise works the often neglected frontal plane (lateral movement) of motion.

If you want to shape your hips and thighs faster, do more medicine ball side lunges. Get rid of the “saddle bag hips” and “jiggling-jelly thighs!

The seated hip adductor and hip abductor machine exercises don't match up to a standing exercise like the medicine ball side lunge. You will get more fat-burning and calorie-burning benefits from doing the medicine ball side lunge.

Matter of fact, do as many compound strength exercises (with weights or bodyweight) standing up as possible. These types of exercises work major muscle groups and many times are full-body strength exercises. Squats, deadlift and lunges are great examples.

If you have stubborn lower body fat, medicine ball side lunges done as part of a leg circuit workout is a tried and true method to burn more leg fat, increase strength/endurance and improve heart health. You will also have toned glutes, hips, thighs and calves if you stay with it.

The medicine ball side lunge also trains you to move correctly in the lateral direction. Many knee ACL injuries occur when you place too much stress on your knees and not enough stress on your hips during deceleration. In other words, your hips are often under-used during exercise movements.

What exercises have you used to tone your hips and thighs?

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Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.