While there is no denying the health and fitness benefits of a full body workout, for some, their focus is on addressing a particular target area. If this sounds like you, and you are finding it hard to find the right exercises for you, below we have compiled a list of exercises which target two of the most common problem areas – Thighs and Stomach.
This is one of the most common places for cellulite, and can be a real struggle area for many people. Unfortunately, most thigh exercises focus on muscle growth. To help remove cellulite, try these workouts.
Chair Leg Raise
Find a stable chair and sit with your knees bent at a 90-degree angle, and hold the side of the chair with your hands. Keeping your back as straight as possible, lift one leg off the ground until it is straight. Hold this position for 30 seconds. Slowly lower the leg back to a 90-degree bend and alternate the other leg. This is particularly good for toning the front of your thighs.
While it may not be the most appealing of exercises, the truth is, stairs are a great way to tone your thighs. Instead of working this into an exercise routine, build it into your everyday life. If you need to take the elevator up or down two levels of your apartment or work building, take the stairs instead.
If you find that the process is slower than you would like, consider using a purpose designed workout tool. The Groupon Coupons page for Fascia Blaster has products which can help reduce the appearance of cellulite and be used in conjunction with your exercises.
When most people think about their stomach, they think about getting a rock hard six pack. However, for most, the challenge is keeping it trim.
Starting in a raised push-up position, lower your arms until your forearms are parallel to and resting on the floor. Your weight should be distributed between your forearms and your toes. When you have obtained this position, hold your body in a straight line for as long as you can. If this is your first time, don’t be discouraged if you can only hold for 10-20 seconds. There is no rush with planking – so take it at your own pace.
Seated Leg Lift
In a sitting position, straighten your legs out in front of you, and place your palms on the ground beside you. One at a time, and while keeping your legs straight, lift your leg up. Hold this position for about 5 seconds, before slowly returning it to the floor and swapping legs.
Along with these ideas, be sure to manage a balanced diet and an overall healthy lifestyle. And remember, the key to any workout is persistence. If you don’t see the results within a week, don’t give up!