I get asked a lot, how can I shift my mummy tummy? Whatâ€™s the best exercise for back fat? I hate my arms, how can I tone them up? How do I lose my wobbly bits? And I always reply with:
“Itâ€™s simple; full body workouts lifting heavy weights and eat right”
The thing is, it really is that simple, scientifically, but if it was that easy, we would all be doing it.
First we need to learn about fat so we can understand more. I will keep it simple:
You also have white blood cells, but you are not white blood cells. So we know those pesky fat cells wont go away, however we can frazzle them and keep them at bay. We know that we cant control where they are, thatâ€™s genetics. We also know that you are not fat, you have fat. Now its time to learn how to get rid of those wobbly bits!
I read blogs and scroll through, I just want the answer! Iâ€™m going to keep this simple,
You can not out run a bad diet: brush up on the nutrition. Heard of the 80/20 rule? I did a blog on it here: The 80/20 Rule, but basically results mainly come from what you eat. You need to eat the right foods to keep you in a calorie deficit while having enough energy to power you through your workout and life in general. You need to eat whole foods and good quality foods. You need to eat to keep your metabolism fired up.
Itâ€™s best to lift weights, heavy! Do 3-4 good workouts a week. On the other days do your easy cardio, light jog, swim, bike ride, walk, dance, anything that makes you happy. Itâ€™s better to do 3-4 good quality workout a week than lots of half-hearted ones because you havenâ€™t recovered well enough – trust me, I know! but thatâ€™s another blog for another time!
You have a couple of options:
So the be all and end all of it is that you can’t just target one area. Lift heavy, define the muscles, eat right, strip the fat and watch your transformation unfold!