Hi, this is Jason Morgan with Muscleworx Fitness in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Today, we're going to discuss the way you can increase the weight in your hips and thighs. If you're looking to increase the size of your hips and thighs, the general school of thought is you're not looking to add fat, you're probably just looking to change the shape. Maybe you want a rounder, firmer backside or a sleeker look to your thighs and your hips. A couple of exercises that you can do to do that are very simple. They involve the use of an exercise band. They're performed just like, you know, traditional exercises using dumbbells or barbells. The first exercise is an exercise band squat. What we want to do is take about a shoulder width stance, make sure we're standing on the band, bring the handles of the band up by our shoulders and then we're just going to perform a traditional squat movement by pushing the hips backwards first allowing the hips to drive down towards the ground, bending at the knee, keeping the knee from coming over the toes, reaching at least a parallel position with the upper portion of the leg to the floor and then we want to drive back up through toe the start of the movement and repeat those reps as necessary. The next exercise that can be done with the exercise band is the hip abductor or adductor movement and this is generally done by tying the band or securing the band around the mid thigh and then simply holding on to something to stabilize yourself such as a door frame, a piece of equipment in the gym and kicking one leg out or bringing the leg in depending on whether you're working the hip abductor or adductor. And those are a few tips to increase the weight in the hip and thigh area.