May 16 2013
Back in the 1960‘s, a famous American author and etiquette coach Emily Post stated that “A bikini is for perfect figures only, and for the very young”. Since then, we all seem to have forgotten the ‘ideal’ body the bikini was made to fit! None of us want to be…
Back in the 1960‘s, a famous American author and etiquette coach Emily Post stated that “A bikini is for perfect figures only, and for the very young”. Since then, we all seem to have forgotten the ‘ideal’ body the bikini was made to fit!
None of us want to be the woman in the picture above, and with only a few weeks left till we all dare to bare on the beach once more, read on to find out how you can shape up your bottom for that perfect beach bum look. Also, keep a look out for our new Beach Body Program launching in just a couple of weeks; once Improve MY Fitness have worked their magic, people will be looking at you on the beach for the right reasons!
Now the fact is, thanks to the female hormone oestrogen, all women are prone to carrying fat on their lower half. On the plus side, this is much healthier than storing fat round the middle, like men, which increases the risk of heart attack. But that’s not much consolation when you want to fit into your string bikini.
1. A great bottom starts with the right foods. You should aim to keep as much muscle as possible, whilst still losing fat. Eating protein with every meal helps repair and build the muscles you are exercising. Limiting refined sugar as much as possible, and eating only wholegrain carbs such as brown rice and quinoa, will help to keep your blood-sugar levels stable. This makes you feel fuller for longer and less likely to snack. Eating plenty of zinc-rich foods, such as eggs and chicken, can also help prevent stretch marks, which are very common on the bottom. Try to limit your intake of salt, as this can cause water retention, and will make you look bigger than you are. If you feel big and bloated, changing your diet will fix this pronto!
2. Whilst your diet plan will shift the pounds.. you also need to work on toning up the muscles in the bum. However, spot reduction is impossible so if you need to lose weight, you must reduce overall body fat. You can’t simply lose fat in any one particular area. The best way to do this is to include compound exercises in your routine, because they recruit more than one muscle at a time. These types of exercises use more muscle tissue to perform the movement, meaning you ultimately burn more fat. Exercises like lunges, squats and deadlifts are all great for working the big muscle groups in the legs, including the glutes. For example, at the top of your squat, focus on your bum muscles and squeeze them hard to ensure you get as much blood flowing to the muscles as possible. This is the best way to get rid of that cellulite and tone and tighten your flabby bits!
3. Sprint either on the treadmill or outside.. will use your bum muscles and will blitz fat from all over your body fast. Interval training (where you alternate fast running with walking) is a far better way to spend your training time than slow, steady running or cycling. It’ll increase your metabolism for days after your training session, meaning that you burn far more calories, even whilst sitting at your desk! Sprinting will start to shrink your bottom to a fraction of it’s current size!
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