Thursday, August 18, 2011

Fitness Tips for Women

As a woman you want to look great in your favorite pair of skinny jeans, your form fitting outfits, and have the best beach body that you can have. However, it is important for you to understand that we cannot control or target areas that our bodies will lose weight from. First there are some aspects of fitness that you need to understand to achieve optimal results.

Looking to achieve that perfectly flat tummy…

  • When you implement abdominal exercises alone you are strengthening your abdominal muscles however they are hidden by fat on your stomach area. Achieving a flat stomach requires a combination of cardio exercise such as running or jogging, healthy eating, and strength training through abdominal exercises.

Striving to slim down those hips….

  • Spot reduction does not work, no matter what program tells you so. Concentrating on doing squats and leg presses alone may actually make your hips appear even bigger. These exercises are great for muscle tone, but if you have not lost the weight in this area first it may bulge. Direct your focus on healthy eating habits and cardio or high intensity interval training.

Want your butt to look great in those jeans?

  • If you are looking to tone and reshape your bottom, there are a variety of exercises to choose from. Lunges, step-ups, and quadruped hip extensions are great for keeping this area firm and developing a nice tone. However, if you are unhappy with the size of this area you want to also incorporate cardio into your routine to help you burn fat.

When looking for improvement in areas of your body unfortunately we cannot control where we would like to lose weight from. For results you must lose weight all over your body. Our bodies lose weight from all areas, not just a specific one. For extra guidance you can enlist the help of a professional female personal trainer that understands what you are going through and can develop an effective routine to help you meet your goals.

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