Customizing your Workout

By: Michael Douglas

IT HAS been effectively proven that spot reduction is a myth. But those with a specific problem area, despair not. A customized workout designed to tone specific body parts helps you to work on your problem spots. Combine this with a healthy diet and you won't be too far away from a perfect YOU!

Flabby arms

The workout: Start off with exercises that build arm resistance such as cable push downs and cable bicep curls. Once you have started this, more bicep curls and table dips can be incorporated into the regimen. Increase the number of sets over a period of time. This would depend on individual capacity.

Fat thighs

The workout: Do free squats along with lunges and leg swinging exercises. Perform these in compact sets. So, you have to continue repetitions of all three exercises with multiple sets. Gradually increase your workout cycle.

Tummy bulge

The workout: Sit ups, crunches and raises are the way to go. Focus on reverse crunches and leg raises to get on to the fast track to that six-pack. As for every other workout, raise the frequency and intensity of your exercise gradually. Drink half a litre of water at hourly intervals.

Heavy hips

The workout: Sumo squats are ideal. Make sure that you exercise the glute muscles by squeezing them during the squats. Marching exercises and kick backs also tone the booty.

Stocky calves

The workout: Skipping is the best exercise to tone your calves. It also decreases fat level. Standing calf raises and seated calf raises are recommended for workouts. Increase repetitions and sets gradually.

Heavy bustline

The workout: Pec dec flyes, dumbbells and push ups are ideal for losing weight around the chest. Start off with two set and increase the frequency gradually.

Consume water at regular intervals during your workout to avoid water retention.

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