Is this possible? I am a GUY but have an above average hip bone size, trying my best to build up my top half to account for that so it doesn't seem like I have wide hips, I did however come upon another site where someone wrote the following, I just wanted to know if you think it can work:
"You can reduce the width of your hips by wearing a tight belt around your hip bones every night. Its a very uncomfortable process, but you will lose about 1 millimeter of hip width every week. Make sure you use padding around the belt so it doesn't dig into your skin. Make sure the belt or strap is tight enough so that it doesn't fall off at night. Also make sure that its not too tight, but tight enough that you feel pressure.
Bones are very sensitive to consistent fatigue and stress which is why they repair so quickly after they are broken. The coxal bone will curve inward over several weeks time. Try using a tie if you cannot use a belt.
Women in China bound their feet together for centuries and women in south east Asia place rings around their necks. These two cultural practices are proof that the bones of the human body are adaptable to the desired state if given the proper stresses.
A young woman's hips will widen with the release of hormones. Just think what a little bit of pressure would do to a man's hips over several weeks.
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04-27-2009, 08:15 PM #1
Reducing Wide Hips (Actual Hip bone)?
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04-27-2009, 08:18 PM #2
actually. i dont know.lol...En Route to 220 @ 10% bf
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04-27-2009, 08:22 PM #3
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04-27-2009, 08:22 PM #4
lol. foot binding makes the bones grow differently because they're broken and forced into a contained space for the rest of their lives. and your neck is more than bones.I want to touch the butt.
04-27-2009, 08:29 PM #5
Yeah it does seem quite funny, I also agree with the other poster that perhaps while you are growing you might be able to do something but after the hip bone has grown it is probably more then unlikely. Then again what do I know, lol.Strive for Pain and Intensity in the Gym!!!
04-27-2009, 08:38 PM #6
But most of the foot binding and neck lengthening was probably done when these girls were adolescents when bones are still soft and malleable.
I'd say that doing this suggested belt thing will not have the same effect as a corset, for example, which displaces soft tissue over a long period of time.My Journal:
04-27-2009, 08:52 PM #7
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Sounds dangerous. Better option, work the sh!t out of your shoulders and lats."What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" ...will probably be my last words
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04-28-2009, 07:36 AM #8
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there is no way around wide hips other than of course surgery. But that can be costly to say the least.
You can make them appear smaller by wearing certain types of clothing or by working certain muscles. Shoulders, lats, chest, arms, thighs will all make your hips appear more narrow the larger they get.If you haven't tried a Million things, you haven't tried everything!
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04-28-2009, 07:40 AM #9
Rub area (this being your hips) with Sandpaper 100 times in a continuos smooth clockwise direction each night before bed, until desired width is achieved."Bodybuilding is a marathon and not a sprint. Great physiques take many years to build."
04-28-2009, 07:43 AM #10
Sounds painful. You say your hips are above average in circumference - out of curiosity, what is the actual measurement?
04-28-2009, 08:23 AM #11
Shave off just a millimeter or two every night! If it's good enough for your wood, it's good enough for your hip bones.
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04-28-2009, 08:44 AM #12
i dont know how to narrow the hips sorry but i do know a trick.
Hips get wide from squats so do front squats instead.
Now try and widen the upper body more with pull-ups, lateral raises, chest flys.
Do squats with a narrow stance to widen legs.
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04-29-2009, 07:32 AM #16
You only just heard about this? This kind of practice has been around for centuries. Just ask Henry VIIISoon to be updated:
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04-29-2009, 07:37 AM #17
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surgery??? um, the sooner you except your horrifically wide hips the happier you will be in life...
Actually, I have found having a large/wide core is great for lifting, particularly compound moves...FAO
04-29-2009, 08:10 AM #18
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Those women in China were barely capable of walking and lived in chronic pain for the rest of their lives.
The giraffe chicks are incapable of supporting their own cranium once those things are removed.
If you're into being that self-detrimental and downright masochistic, then why not just go into a state of osteoporosis via a severe lack of nutrition, specifically in calcium/vitamin D?
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04-29-2009, 06:05 PM #19
Thanks guys, I think I will go the power saw machine route, quickest and is guaranteed!Strive for Pain and Intensity in the Gym!!!
06-12-2011, 04:28 PM #20
Hello. I believe I have a long term solution that can help with this problem.
I'm a 20y old male medicine student, and have the same problem.
First of all, there is one base rule about bone development:
-Bones develop when under stress.
So don't go fastening belts around your hip trying to make them smaller. This will only tighten the muscles and the fat tissue in the area, but will INCREASE bone development.
Secondly, surgery is not a good option. Because it mainly focuses on muscle and fat tissue removal. To simplify things, there isn't any way to cut and reduce the bone's size.
What I believe can be a good method is, change the way you lie down when sleeping. (English isn't my native language so I'll try to explain this as good as I can)
1) Lie down with your face up. Don't bury your face into the pillow. Do not sleep turning to one side either.
2) Spread your legs. Imagine you are a giant X mark. Spread your legs, and widen your back when lying.
3) Have your feet, toes look to the outer sides. Try to sleep while you have your toes not looking to the ceiling, but when looking to the sides. The term being abduction and lateral rotation (lacking English at this point). To put it in other words, the little fingers of your feet should be closer to the ground of the bed, than a usual lying down state.
4) Try to do this throughout the day. For example, when you'r watching a movie on your computer, don't cross your legs on top of each other. Instead, try to put them as seperated as possible.
5) Most importantly, do not let this get ahead of your daily life. I have seen only 1 person in my daily life with the same problem, some guy at a cafe. It actually isn't that bad when you get to have a look from the outside. And more importantly, you sure do not want a girl who judges you by your looks. There are more important things in life.
Bone maturation occures at ages 18-25. So if you are at this interval, or close to this, it may be worth trying. Though of course this is just a theory, I'm not a certified doctor or anything.
-One extra note: High levels of estrogen may cause wide hips. To lower the estrogen, you have to increase the testosterone. So be sure to work out, and solve the problem in your head (5th entry).
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06-12-2011, 06:39 PM #23
As far as I'm aware, wider stances can hit the adductors (inner thigh) more so presumably the narrower ones can require more abductor stabilization (1-leg squats are prob most demanding for that) but I don't see what this has to do with the hip width.
Please show me where squatting has theoretically widened the hips. It can build muscles like the glutes, sure, but I don't think it's been observed to alter the pelvic bone measurement itself.
06-12-2011, 07:08 PM #24
We have the meso-endo bodytype (possibly on a balanced on ratio or endo being dominant).
There's nothing you could do about it other than surgery, which is certainly stupid if you want to look ''slimmer''. Like others said, work out your lats and shoulder and you'll have a wider upper body to make your hips look narrower.
Plus, we have a great time with the hour-glass body figure :3
09-23-2012, 02:48 AM #25
My waist measurement in 31in and both chest and hips measure 37.5in...its an hourglass shape any suggestions?
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I hate to say this but your 34 not 14, isn't it time to get over these little insecurities and realise that there are something’s that you have been given and aren’t going to change. Why not just focus on those things you can change, like building a big chest shoulders and lats?