Exercises that can help increase hip size include side lunges, squats, side-lying leg lifts, yoga and side hip abduction. Weight training exercises are necessary to increase muscle size, and hip exercises need to be performed at least once a week.
In the side lunge, put one foot forward while holding dumbbells in your hands. Bend your knees closer to the ground, and then push with your feet to return to the starting position without bending your back. To be effective, repeat the procedure 10 to 12 times per leg.
To perform squats, stand with your legs apart. Then, bend your knees until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Return to the starting position without bending your back. Repeat the procedure several times holding dumbbells for strength training.
Most yoga poses increase your body muscle size. However, they also improve your flexibility.
Side-lying leg lifts are executed by strapping an ankle weight on your legs and lying sideways with both legs stacked on one another. Lift and slowly lower one leg 10 to 12 times. Turn to the opposite side, and then repeat the entire procedure.
Hip abduction starts by strapping an ankle weight on your leg. Then, swing each leg across your body several times.