(Closed) Fitness tips for problem areas?

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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1936 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s almost impossible to “spot add” or “spot lose” trouble areas. You can do exercises that work these areas more, but you’ll have to incorperate an overall fat-loss routine to see the results of your targeted toning moves. E.g. you can do 500 crunches a day, but if you’ve got fat over the muscle, you won’t see a six pack. 

Genetics play a huge role in where we carry weight, and which places will drop it first, making it even harder to lose fat in only one area. Your body kind of picks on it’s own. 

Post # 6
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1936 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@kris325:  You could do limited amounts of cardio, and then add in more toning work.. try pilates, as it’s not an intense cardio workout, and you get longer, leaner muscles from it. With any type of workout, you are going to burn calories, and as I mentioned before, there’s no way to tell your body which area will get slimmer first. 

I bring a dvd and my resistance band with me on work trips when I know I cant get to the gym. If you want to exercise at home, maybe give this a try? This one comes with a resistance band, too!

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper

@BlondeBee:  Great advice! I have a pilates DVD somewhere that I should dig out…

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