How to Get Curves

Build some curves with a fitness program that tightens and tones. Concentrate on muscle groups so that you bulge in all the right places.


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You Will Need

  • Squats
  • Hula-hoop
  • Dumbbells
  • Stretches
  • Bench
  • Walks


  1. Always consult a physician before attempting any new exercise or exercise plan.

  2. Step 1

    Create hourglass shape

    Create an hourglass shape by doing squats. Stand with your feet 8 to 9 inches apart, extend your arms in front of you, and squat your hips backward. Do four sets of 15 to 20 squats, working several minutes at a time.

  3. Tone your waist and hips using a Hula-hoop for 10 minutes a day. You'll get curves and feel like a kid again.

  4. Step 2

    Use dumbbells

    Build shoulder and back muscles by lifting dumbbells out from your sides for resistance. Lift 10 times each set, four sets a day. The broader your shoulders and outer thighs, the narrower your waist will look.

  5. Step 3

    Work abdomen

    Work your abdomen to straighten your posture. Alternate hanging each arm while holding a dumbbell, bending at the waist toward the side with the weight. Hold for five seconds while flexing your knee, and then straighten your body again.

  6. Step 4

    Get curves

    Concentrate on your obliques by performing stretches to enhance a large chest and distract from the waist. Emphasizing those upper curves will seem to shrink your midsection.

  7. Step 5

    Work your stomach

    Craft a tight belly to improve your silhouette. Sit on a bench and lean back until your abs engage to hold you up. Twist slowly and reach or punch to the right, then the left, stretching and challenging your stomach muscles.

  8. Step 6

    Walk to firm

    Take brisk walks to firm your legs and shape your calves and thighs. Stretch before you walk and cool down afterward.

  9. If Barbie stood 5 feet 6 inches tall, she would sport a 20-inch waist.