Tone Your Trouble Zones with These Exercises

Tone Your Trouble Zones with These Exercises

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Although spot reduction is not possible, there are ways in which you can focus your attention on your trouble zones so you can reduce the amount of fat accumulated there. Working out to help tone your body is one of the best ways to get rid of flab but if you are running out of ideas on how to zone in on the problem areas in your body such as under your arms, your midsection, as well as your hips and thighs, try these exercises out and see if they will work for you.

  • Reclining triceps press. This exercise shouldn’t be taken lightly as this is designed to target your triceps muscles while working on your core. To do this exercise, you should start in a seated position on the floor with your knees bent, your feet flexed and your heels placed on the ground. Engage your ab muscles as you lean backwards to rest on your elbows. Your back should remain straight with your hands forward and your palms on the floor. Press down on your hands to push yourself up. Go back to your first position slowly and repeat.
  • Bra-strap lift. Stand tall with your feet at shoulder-width apart and placed in the middle of a resistance band. Each hand should hold on to the ends of the resistance band. With your palms facing one another, raise your arms forward until they are parallel to the floor with your thumbs pointing upward. Lower your arms back to their first position. You should do 3 sets of 12 to 15 reps for this exercise.
  • Single leg squat. Do you want to work your thighs and butt at the same time? The single leg squat is just what you need. For this exercise, you should stand on your right leg with your left foot raised behind you. Place your hands at the back of your head. Lower yourself into a squat with your left leg moving backward to help you stay balanced. Push your hips back and avoid swaying your back. Go back up without putting your left leg down and repeat. Do 15 reps then switch legs.
  • Cross chest press. Start this exercise with one end of the resistance band looped on your left foot with the other end held tightly by your left hand. Place your right hand on your hips and make sure that your feet are about hip-width apart. While keeping the band taut, raise your left arm towards a bit higher than your right shoulder. Your torso will be twisting in the same direction as you press your hand towards your right. Hold this pose for a few seconds before going back to your first position. Do 10 to 12 reps then switch sides.

These are just a few examples of exercises that can tone trouble areas in your body. Incorporating them into your workout program can help you bust those flab to reveal tight and taut muscles in no time.