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best excersise for getting a tiny waist?

my current measurements are 36C/B (lol shrinking) - 29-40 (5'8)

I'd love to be "36B - 26 - 38"

Meaning I want to shrink my waist, but retain myself at being very curvy (my hips aren't going down too much anyhow...I do have large wide hip bones). Only issue is, I don't want to keep losing weight until my waist goes down there, I'd rather some of it be fat loss and a lot of it be a smaller, toner tummy.

Any ideas?

Sat. Oct 27, 12:37pm

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Hula hooping with a weighted hoop (I started a thread about's still on the first page somewhere). Since I started doing it, I got huge curve from my waist to my hips. This other girl went from a 24" waist to a 22". So I think it's at least worth a try for you.
^ that site sells weighted hoops but I'd recommend looking on ebay for the ones that have bumpy projections along the inside. It'll hurt for the first two weeks and you'll get huge bruises but they go away after a while.

Saturday, October 27, 2007, 2:41 PM

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this may sound like a silly question, but did you notice any difference in your dancing ability? like club dancing and such? i'd imagine that all that hip movement would come in handy lol

Saturday, October 27, 2007, 5:06 PM

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Actually, yeah! I can almost dance reggaeton now because my stomach and hips move so smoothly, especially right after a hula hooping session. And my husband is telling me that I have some "new moves" lately - apparently I'm gyrating more in the sack. ;) haha hope that wasn't too much info...

Saturday, October 27, 2007, 10:51 PM

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is there a difference between the bumpy projections along the inside and the smooth ones along the inside? what is the difference? is there any weight you recommend for the hoop?

Thanks!! :D

Saturday, October 27, 2007, 11:45 PM

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Hi 11:45,

The bumpy projections contain magnets that are supposed to stimulate acupuncture points for fat loss in the area and also strengthens the intestines. I got that information from the ebay listing that I bought mine from:

And according to, an individual weighing 100-200 pounds can use a 4-pound hoop and it looks like the 5-pound hoop is ok to use for individuals who are at least 120 pounds.

Sunday, October 28, 2007, 3:13 AM

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to the op: depending on your height and how close your rib is to your hip, you may never be able to get a 26" waist. Personally, at 5'6", I can't get a 26" waist and be healthy. My hip is only about 2" from my rib. Now, that means I don't have a tonne of space for all my inner organs the way someone with 5" from rib to hip has. Plus, it means that I don't have the space for a pretty curve with a 26" waist. It would leave me with rib and hip jutting out incredibly awkwardly.

There are exercises to whittle a waist, but just make sure that your goal is reasonable for your bone structure. Otherwise you'll just be frustrated instead of happy.

Monday, October 29, 2007, 1:49 PM

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OP here

thanks for the concern 1.49, I'm definately going to take that into consideration...although my torso is relatively 'short' in comparison to my legs, i do have a good 5-6 inches to build a waist on. also, i already have a 11 inch difference between my hips and waist lol..let's just say that curvy comes naturally lmao

Monday, October 29, 2007, 4:55 PM

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1:49 again- just in case I didn't make myself clear, I mean from your last rib to the top of your hip bone- not what everyone considers your "hip". If your torso is pretty short compared to your legs, odds are you are a short torso/long leg body type, and it's harder for us to get that narrow waist that some women can (BUT, we wirtually never have that pear shape/saddle bag problem). If you have 5" from your lowest rib to the top of your hip bone, you don't have a short torso... unless you're about 6'. The top of my hip bone is almost even with my belly button...

Monday, October 29, 2007, 5:18 PM

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I've always been told I'm long waisted. I can't ever find a dress that fits right because the waist of the dress hits me at the bottom of my ribs. But my bellybutton is at the same height as the top of my hip bone. So is that right? I'm confused!

Monday, October 29, 2007, 7:04 PM

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how much space is between your lowest rib and your hip bone. Feel them out- don't go by appearance. If you've got 4-5" you're generally considered long torso'd.

My best friend says she's long waisted but she's not. She just wears everything low. Your waist is always the narrowest part of you, which is usually right between rib and hip. Your belly button is usually below your waist. For some it's lower than others. My point with the belly button was just to ensure the OP and anyone else realises I didn't mean "hip" as in the wide part of you. The top of your hip bone isn't usually the widest part of you. (Some women with square hips might be almost the same at top and bottom of hip)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 1:51 AM

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7:04 here. Thanks for the clarification! I think I have about 3" between the bottom rib on my back and the top of my hip bones.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 2:47 PM

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OP again

lol, I know, that's where I was measuring from. And by your own definition of problems long waisted people have, I definately am, because I have those problems lol [pear shape lol..VERY pear shape lmao]..i have about 4-5 inches, which isn't short, but it isn't LONG either. pretty average.

but for my height, it is relatively small. and what i meant by the legs is that my legs are the 'longer' aspect of my body. it's not that one's very long, leaving the other short. it's jsut that my waist is relatively average, while my legs are pretty long.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 8:45 PM

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well then OP, a 26" waist shouldn't be out of your reach as it is out of mine! :) Good luck!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 9:35 PM

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