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How to Get Curves in the Right Places

author image Heather M. J. Emerson
Heather M. J. Emerson is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She is the owner and personal trainer at Fit Mommas Personal Training and the author of the "Fit Mommas Guide to a Better Body after Baby."
How to Get Curves in the Right Places
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Many women want to know the secret to obtaining sexy, sultry curves to enhance their figures. Attaining curves in all the right places requires a healthy diet and knowing how to tone and target muscles in specific areas, such as the butt and calves.

Change Your Diet

How to Get Curves in the Right Places
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To gain curves a woman will have to increase her caloric intake by 100 to 150 calories per day. The subtle increase in calories will allow a woman to gain more weight so she will be able to sculpt the curves she wants in the right places. An effective way to increase calories is through carbohydrates. When boosting caloric intake through carbohydrates, choose "good" carbs, such as apples, bananas, black beans, oatmeal and quinoa. Foods to avoid include refined and simple carbohydrates, such as cakes, French fries, pastries and white bread. According to Adrian Bryant of NowLoss.com, keeping a food journal will help you track gains so that you are on the way to getting curves the right way.

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Squat to Look Hot

How to Get Curves in the Right Places
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When most women think about curves, they usually think about enhancing the butt and thigh area. The squat is an exercise that can build those areas into sexy curves. According to Fit Sugar, to perform a squat, stand with your feet slightly greater than shoulder-width apart and point your toes ahead. You will then slowly descend by using your hips, knees and ankles, and then stop when your knees are at a 90-degree angle. Slowly return to the starting position. When you are performing squats, keep your back in a neutral position. Do not flatten the curve of your lower back, and do not arch your back in the other direction. Make sure that your knees are centered and avoid extending your knees over your toes on the way down. Also, do not roll your knees in or out. Performing two to three sets of squats with 10 to 12 repetitions three times a week should be sufficient for gaining curves in the right places.

Cardio It Up

How to Get Curves in the Right Places
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Doing the right cardio will burn unhealthy fat and give you a curvaceous figure. Consistent cardio on elliptical machines, rowing machines, the Stair Master and the Step Mill will engage your buttocks and thigh area, and increase the muscle size in those areas to sculpt the curves that a woman wants. Also, performing cardio on the elliptical, Stair Master, and Step Mill will make the calves of your legs shapelier and stronger, which will provide a more voluptuous look. For best results, cardio on these machines should be performed for 45 to 60 minutes, four times a week with moderate intensity -- but for those just starting out The Centers for Disease Control recommends that an adult get at least 150 minutes of cardiovascular exercise per week.

Dress for Success

How to Get Curves in the Right Places
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To create and accentuate a voluptuous body you should wear the right types of clothes. Curves tend to be minimized when wearing deep purples, maroon, navy blues and blacks, so avoid dark colors. Choosing lighter colors such as beige, cream, periwinkle, pink, red, saffron, sage and turquoise are better color choices. Also, according to Venus.com, wearing clothes with details at the bust or hips can help a woman make her figure curvier.

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