A reader wrote to me last week asking about exercises she could do to get rid of that pesky flab that hangs over her bra and strapless dresses.
The answer here is the same one I gave to the reader who has trouble losing her love handles.
Unwanted flab can only be reduced with
DIET and CARDIO.
If you’re serious about getting lean, you need to cut down on processed foods, carbs, and sugar. A good rule of thumb is to eat food that doesn’t come from a bag or a box. Cook up fresh veggies, grains, and meats using oil and herbs instead of sauces.
To tone these areas,you need to do
low weight, high rep exercises.
My trainer Bob and I came up with these three movements you can do with 5-10 pound weights, 20 reps each side.
Single-Sided Chest Press – instead of lowering both weights at the same time, do one arm at a time, switching off for 20 reps.
Single-Sided Flies – turn your hands facing each other, bend your elbows, and lower your arm parallel to the floor. Keep your abs engaged to keep you flat. Switch off arms for 20 reps.
Overhead Pulls – Grip one weight with both hands between your tumbs and pointer fingers. With elbows slightly bent and abs engaged, lower weight behind your head. Go as low as you can! Pull slowly back up 20 times.
Now take an ab or cardio break (jumping jacks, berpies, treadmill), and then repeat these three in row one more time.
Finish with push ups on your knees until you fall flat on your face :) All done!Tweet this!