Post # 1
so I’ve lost 11lbs and give her take a couple of lbs I’m Comfortable at this weight now. I’m hitting he gym and doing a cardio weights programme that follows as:
upper back rows
Suspension pull ups
Suspension jumping squats
walking lunges with weights
shoulder press, chest press, bicep curl, tricep
Suspension ab crunches
bicycle crunches and more ab work
my clothes are fitting better I can feel myself getting toned except for the hip lower back love handle area! Is there any exercises I can do to help this? I can pinch a couple of inches on them and my dress is a sheath dress so very form fitting so I don’t want to just kept losing lbs I need specific excercises for that area?! I currently use free weights and I’m fairly flexible!
Post # 2
Well the unfortunate thing is that you can’t spot train your mid section. The other unfortunate thing is that’s the part of the body that responds to weight loss last. 75% of your mid section’s appearance comes from your diet. Cutting out sugar is HUGE with that. Also, cutting out fried foods & condiments is important as well. Does your gym have trainers? They would be the best people to ask because they can actually physically show you the exercises. It’s hard for me to tell you the exercises on here & have you understand how. Also you can Google “core exercises” or ‘midsection exercises’ and you’ll be able to find a bunch with pictures, descriptions, oh and also you tube is very helpful, because you can watch them & listen to them show you how to do the exercises. Hope this is helpful.
Post # 3
I do hyperextensions which is great for your lower back, bum and back of your thighs. Ask someone to sit on your legs to keep your balance or make sure that you can hook your feet like in the picture.
Oh, also front- and side-planks are great for your abs and would help to tone your abs and obliques, this should help against lovehandles.
Post # 4
While it’s true you cant spot train you can try and tone. To try and encourage the hourglass shape I like to do weighted side bends, 10-15 lbs depending.
Post # 5
Try leg raises (lie flat on back and lift legs up the lower down slowly until an inch from floor then raise again. Repeat without touching floor) These are more an abs exercise but I feel it working my hips slightly too.
For love handles try weighted side bends. Stand with legs slightly apart for balance, hold kettle bell/dumbbell in one hand and reach down towards ankle with weight then straighten up again (see image below)
Hope these help a bit : )
Post # 6
Pilates and barre classes are great for scultping those areas. Get a DVD for home or see if your gym offers classes!
Post # 7
MrsBuesleBee: jpbee: CocoClassic: CocoClassic: KittyNoire: Peanut-Sue:
thanks every one! I’m going to schedule a new appointment with my trainer to change up my routine a bit! Over the last 5 days about 6 ppl have commented how I look really slim! That my legs are looking great wohoo something is working after me doing this for months I knew it was working but it’s always nice when other ppl notice! This had given me the inspiration to step it up a gear!!
Post # 8
That’s great, well done! It is great to hear it from other people, especially since often you don’t see it yourself. Glad it had motivated you to continue : )