Hi ladies and gents, just wanting to know what's everyones favourite exercise to tone up body fat as I'm tryna tone this part of my body up. At the moment I do zumba and situps but is there anything else you do that also helps? What sort of foods should I avoid also?? Thanksxxxxx
If you're looking to tone your abs sit ups aint that good. The best way to tone abs is to do more twisting movements. Get a weight ball, sit in a mid sit up position and move the weight ball to your left then right side.
Get a personal trainer who will tailor a plan to you to suit your goals, especially if you haven't a clue what sort of excercises to go with.
My PT has basically revolutionised my eating habits and gym routine (and i'm a relative gym veteran having been sporty all my life) to suit my goals now i'm not at university and doing sports at least daily.
Ive just started the Insanity dvd workout, its soo hard...but soo worth it. Also drink loads of water and green tea xxx
I used to do this, P90X and Zumba in my uni room between lectures and sports training. Safe to say i was ALWAYS shattered, aching and taking about 3 showers a day but i saw a difference in not only my physique but my energy levels, metabolism etc. I didn't exactly stick to nutrition plans very well being a skint student, but I can only imagine the results if i had!
Insanity was my favourite hangover buster...
Eat clean, and you will resist all the S.A.D foods.
Clean foods are everything thats not man made. make everything from scratch every meal you have should be made with fresh ingredients lots of high protein foods. Chicken,pork turkey fish. lots of vegetables and fruits,switch from normal milk to almond,coconut milk ,rice milk. You can make stir frys, warm salads,the list goes on.
Include whole grain rices pulses etc. have lots of herbs and spices in your cuboards.
S.A.D foods are your standard american Diet. Full of crap that have no nutriential benefits to the Human Body whats so ever.
By making small changes to start with you will be surprised how much better from inside you will feel.
Exercises; Weights, hulahoop,skipping. and these simple exercises.The plank ( i swear by this ) and a dive bomber plank , will work up a sweat,squats, lunges, burpees. do these each for 50secs rest for 10secs. so your jumping straight from one exercise to the other.
The long term solution is the best solution, and that means changing your body composite by adding new muscle. This doesn't mean bulk and size, but simply regularly breaking down and regenerating muscle cells. For most people everyday life is pretty sedentary and their muscles are just not active enough. Your body doesn't think they are so important as a result, and your stores deplete over time. With that your metabolism drops, and your metabolism dictates how well you use foods as fuel as oppossed to storing them as fat. The best way to improve or sustain overall health is to resistance train. This could be with weights like dumbbells or resistance bands (which are elastic). You can make your resistance training more and more cardiovascular by training in circuits (a loop of exercises swiftly repeated one after the next for any number of laps).
I do most of my cardio exercise by circuit strength training and when I occassionally run, swim or cycle long distance by heart and lungs are ready for it.
Feel free to get in touch about specific exercises for specific parts of the body, but for good muscle tone up and down the body, and a great way to refresh your muscles I recommend Lunges and Push-Ups. Two exercises that can be done absolutely anywhere, with no additional equipment ... and they can both be strong cardio exercises too as many large areas of muscle are used during these movements.
I'm coming from an extensive health and exercise background. Hope you'll achieve!!
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