I’ve been struggling with my trouble zones for years. No matter how much I diet and exercise there are always those places that need extra attention. Whether you are battling back fat to saddlebags you’ll want to target those zones.
Target Your Trouble Zones: From Back Fat to Saddlebags and Beyond
Our bodies use fat for energy storage. It’s composed of certain molecules known as triglycerides. At any time when you consume more calories than you burn, your body will turn them into fat. In reverse, if you consume too few calories, your body will break down fat cells to gain energy.If you have a few extra pounds to lose or you just want to tone your body you will need fat burning exercises. Here’s a rundown on the simplest and most effective to target your trouble zones.
The quickest way to eliminate fat from your problem areas is through cosmetic surgery. Although it can become expensive, it’s a great way to remove fat from parts of your body that you’re really struggling with. Body sculpture is a technique that uses either liposuction for large areas of the body and or liposculpture for smaller areas.
Fat Burning Exercise
If surgery is not an option for you, or you’ve had liposuction and you want to maintain a beautiful body, the best way to lose or maintain weight, tone muscles and improve overall health is with aerobic exercise. Here’s a rundown on the best forms of fat-burning exercise.
Rowing: This form of fitness training is often under-rated. Rowing is a great activity that works out all the major muscle groups and tones arms, legs, buttocks, abdomen, and back. It is low impact and burns a lot more calories than many other forms of exercise.
Walking: Though it may surprise you, walking can be a good way to burn fat, especially if you keep up a brisk pace for at least twenty minutes. Use a pedometer and try to increase to 10,000 steps each day, that’s five miles.
Cycling: Cycling is one of the best forms of fitness training whether you are riding a stationary bike or out on the streets. Cycling has all the cardiovascular benefits without heavy impact on the back, knees or ankles.
Running: The only thing you need for running is a good pair of running shoes. You can enjoy running in a variety of settings from down your street to the local track or cross-country. If the weather is bad you can always use the treadmill.
Swimming: Swimming is a great way to burn fat with a low-impact, cardiovascular workout. As well as burning us calories it tones muscles without putting pressure on the joints so it’s good for all ages and even those with chronic illness such as arthritis.
Aerobic Dance: Three are a number of different styles of aerobic dance that you can teach including, step aerobics, hi-lo, kickboxing or extreme aerobics. Depending on which style you are participating in, you must be able to match the tempo of the music with your movements to maintain your target heart rate and burn calories.
Blasting Belly Fat
For many people the biggest target area for fat in the stomach. If you want to tighten up your abs and flatten your belly, you don’t need to spend hours in the gym, or to buy expensive workout equipment. Numerous studies have examined several of the most common abdominal exercises to see which, if any of them, are really effective. Here is a rundown on some of the best workouts to get those ab muscles tight and trim, what’s more, they can all be done at home.
Vertical Crunches: To perform this exercise you should lie completely flat on the ground, on a comfortable mat and breathe evenly. Put your hands behind your head and lace your fingers. Stretch your legs up in the air and hold them in a vertical position. Tighten your stomach muscle by raising your upper body towards your knees as far as it will go.
Ball crunches: For this exercise, you will need an exercise ball. Sit on the ball with your legs slightly apart and your feet flat on the floor. Allow the exercise ball to roll back enabling you to position your thighs parallel to the floor. Now, tighten your stomach muscles and lift your upper body about 45 degrees. Repeat this motion several times.
Reverse Crunch: Lie flat on the floor, on a comfortable mat. Position your arms by your sides, bend your knees outwards and press the soles of your feet together. Slowly tighten your stomach muscles, while breathing deeply and evenly. Raise your hips a few inches off the floor, hold then relax. Repeat several times.
What areas on your body are you battling? Where do you want to target and what tips and tricks do you have to tackle those trouble zones like back fat to saddlebags.