If toning is a goal of yours, you need to build muscle while losing fat. The toned look = having muscle while being lean enough for that muscle to appear. This cant be attained by cardio and cardio alone. You will burn fat as well.
Spot reduction; the impossible.
Spot reduction is a MYTH! It is IMPOSSIBLE to spot reduce., Meaning to take a body part and reduce the fat surrounding the muscle. To lose fat anywhere on your body you need to burn calories by following a program that involves both cardiovascular training and weight training. In doing so, you will decrease fat stores throughout your entire body, including the problem areas
Trimming the mid section is always high on everyone's to do list. Love handles, overlapping of waistbands, and pure muscle definition are the top concerns. I have provided you with some easy, yet effective workouts to help you reach your 6 pack aspirations and say bye-bye to that belly!
Remember, the more work you put in, the more results you see.
Warning: perform these exercises at your own risk. TheeBlackSocialite and all subsidiary groups and persons are not held liable and will not take responsibility for harm occurred while attempting the above exercises. We recommend Consulting a certified trainer & physician before attempting. Know your limitations.
My end goal? To make a difference in someone’s life while educating them on their current health status and health related issues. Many people look at getting in shape as a seasonal phase. Using excuses like, the summer time, spring break, and vacations to get in the gym and practice healthy eating. With all these lose weight quick schemes floating around the net its easy to get lured in. Nobody wants to work hard these days, everybody wants the easy way — the 20-minute abs, the 10 minute this, the 10 minute that.… word of advice F**k that, don’t look for an easy way out.
Come to the gym. Work your ass off. Earn it.… CT Fletcher
I’ve been committed to getting in shape for 13 months now; not long I know but within this year I have personally learned and experienced so many things while on this journey. Starting out I was 218lbs with a 22.4% body fat I looked horrible, at least to myself. My overall goal was to lose as much weight as I could to look better and ultimately feel better. I got myself down to 187lbs with 9% body fat, but I still wasn’t satisfied with my body, because my physique was small, so I began to focus on muscle enhancement. Currently I am at 200lbs with 8% body fat; meaning that 193lbs of me is pure muscle, and I’m still working towards maintaining my weight and decreasing my fat percentage.
Here is my point, getting in shape is not about how much you weigh, or who you want your body to emulate. Living by a healthier creed is what matters. Focus on giving yourself a healthier heart, reducing the body fat you carry, improve self-esteem and ultimately become the best you that you can be. I promise you, once you truly understand that its all in the amount of hard work that YOU put in, you too will give yourself a personal charge to do better.
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