Sunday, June 24, 2012

Exercises to Slim-How to Get A Toned Lower Body

If you are looking for exercises to slim to you can  lose the baby belly fat, not only do you need to concentrate on having a flat belly, but also a nicely toned body overall.

I was just reading an article from Fitness Magazine called "Firm Your Hips, Thighs, and Butt" By Alyssa Shaffer. There were lots of great moves that were recommended which can really help you have a fantastic body in no time flat. Here is blurb of what Alyssa says:

"Solutions for Stubborn Trouble Zones

Practically everyone knows that Pilates can help you sculpt beautiful abs. But devotees of the ever more popular workout have a secret: It's also a great way to get sleek thighs, a tight tush, and a totally toned lower body. You don't have to squander your savings on expensive studio lessons to reap the benefits.

"You can get the same great leg and glute workout on your own as you would on fancy equipment like the Pilates Reformer by changing moves to a standing position and incorporating tools like weights and stability balls," explains Michele S. Olson, PhD, a professor of exercise science at Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama.

"The added resistance helps target all the muscles of the lower body while strengthening your core and improving your balance." Olson, who created the following workout (that's also her modeling the moves!), recommends working up to two sets of 15 to 18 reps using a 9- to 12-pound body bar or barbell. Do these exercises three times a week for eight weeks and you'll show off enviable legs and an amazing butt to go along with your firmer middle."

I personally take Pilates reformer sessions once a month and was quite interested in learning other moves I can do at home too. To see more of these great moves, click here to visit Fitness Magazine!

1 comment:

Julie Gold said...

I also read that article By Alyssa Shaffer and it really help me to lose butt fat.