Very few of us women would claim to be 100 percent content with our bodies. Most of us have little pockets of flabby flesh that we would like to tone up and slim down. It would be great to be able to pop a diet pill and have everything become perfect, but this is not going to happen. The only really effective way is to do fat loss exercises regularly.
Most women tend to accumulate fat around their thighs, bottom and hip areas. It can tough to shift, but there are several fat loss exercises that work very well. Squats, lunges and plies are the best exercises to do to lose fat and tone up your body. You should be careful to do the exercises properly so as to avoid injury to your knees.
To do a basic squat you start with your legs slightly more than shoulder length apart. Then you bend your knees as far as you can in a slow and controlled manner. You can stick your bottom out at the back a little too. To begin with you should try doing three sets of 10 and then as you strengthen the muscle you can increase the number of sets.
If you want to reduce your weight and strengthen your muscles through fat loss exercises, then investing in a fit ball is a great idea. You can use the fit ball to do squats by placing it between you and a wall. While leaning on the ball you gently roll down into a squat position with your legs about shoulder width apart and then gently roll up again. This is an effective and gentle squat exercise.
Lunges are the king of butt exercises. A simple lunge is done by starting with your toes together and stepping forward with one of your feet. The other foot stays where it is and the front foot makes a right angle with your shin and thigh. Then you return to your original stance and repeat on the other foot. To be effective the lunge needs to be done in a controlled manner using your thigh muscles. Uncontrolled movements increase the chance of injury to the muscle or joint. Try starting with two sets of 10 on each leg.
To reduce fat in the thighs as well as strengthening the ab muscles, lie with your back on the ground. Place your feet on the fit ball and then incline your body so that you form an angle from the fit ball with your tensed body. Use your thigh muscles to roll the fit ball in towards your bottom and out again. This will tone your stomach, thighs, butt and calf muscles. Start with 2 sets of ten and gradually work up to 6 sets of ten.
Plies are one of the reasons that ballerinas have such well toned legs and bottoms. A plie is done by placing your heels together and pointing the toes outwards. Pull up your stomach and pull back your shoulders. You should tense your glutes at the same time as pulling your belly button into your spine. When you have the starting posture you bend your knees as far as you can without your heels leaving the ground. Your knees should remain over your toes, not fall forwards. Then return to the starting position. Do 6 sets of 10 everyday.
Squats, lunges and plies are incredibly effective fat loss exercises that will tone the problem areas that women usually have. If you make them a part of your daily losing weight, you will be toned and filled to the brim with body confidence in no time.