Targeted Body Sculpting Exercises

Companies trying to push the latest exercise gadgets, spas selling body-wrap treatments, hardcore personal trainers preaching painful & time consuming ‘weights and machines’ type workout routines and even vitamin companies hawking body-sculpting pills are all trying to tap into the emotional pain zones of women (and some men) of all ages, body types and fitness levels to make more sales without delivering the desired end result as safely as possible with as little cost as possible.

When I speak of cost, I not only speak of financial loss but also the loss of one’s self confidence and trust in others who are supposed to be helping and not taking unfair advantage of people in desperate or uncertain circumstances.

Effective, safe and permanent body sculpting can in fact be achieved without a gym membership, without regular visits to a ‘body-wrapping’ spa, without fake or dangerous diet supplements and, most of all, without agonizing and time consuming workouts.

As a career fitness pro and trainer I’ve had the great opportunity to work with many women coming from different life situations, physical abilities, fitness levels, and most importantly, emotional starting points.

As each brought their own definition of body sculpting into the evaluation process it helped me realize that all women have their own personal definition of what it would mean for them to be in great shape. Some want to lose weight while getting firmer and stronger. Some want to maintain weight and tone up with shapelier, curvier muscles. Some want to build up certain body areas, such as the butt or thighs and add a little bit of healthy body weight in the process.

What most women do not understand is the method by which their goals can be achieved is simply quite realistic. Weights, machines and ‘bodybuilder’ type workouts are not for everyone. This type of fitness routine is not realistic for most people – let alone busy women with careers and/or families. Being young and single may allow for this consuming, almost obsessed, type of lifestyle. But as we develop careers and grow our families, spending 2 hours in the gym every day is not a realistic habit.

By utilizing a wide choice of bodyweight exercises with some simple fitness tools (mat, exercise ball, step), a woman can make consistent progress in her specific fitness and body-sculpting goals. Form, tempo, sequence and progression are all underutilized variables in the workout routines of women. By using these misunderstood variables and crafting a body sculpting program that can be done literally anywhere and anytime, (such as at home when the kids are asleep or before getting ready for work) most of the excuses and obstacles that would prevent long term fitness success are removed.

Body Shaping Exercise Secrets

Body shaping is not bodybuilding, power-lifting, or weight training. These forms of exercise are not for everybody – but body shaping can be, especially for women who are not satisfied with the shape of their body.

Too fat and flabby or too skinny and unshapely? A well structured body shaping exercise program can be the missing link between you and the sexy body you desire and deserve.

Body shaping is the wise use of certain principles of exercise, fitness and smart nutrition to manifest desired changes in the body. Much too often, the term is confused with other types of exercise programs that are not conducive to firming and shaping the female body, safely and efficiently.

There are several elements of body shaping, although not all elements apply to all women. Fat removal, cellulite reduction, skin tightening, feminine muscle shaping, inches lost, changes in body composition levels, shaping curvy thighs or a rounder butt, toning up the arms and shoulders, losing stomach flab – these can all fall under the heading of body shaping for women.

Two ladies with very different goals can follow the same type of fitness program while adhering to nutritional plans that are structured to be in line with their goals, and dependent on their starting points, with measurable progress and consistent success.

A woman who is sixty-three pounds over weight and wanting to lose body fat has the same ‘body’ (a human body) as a woman who is slightly under weight and wants to gain some muscle weight, through body shaping exercises, while improving her overall level of fitness. Although there may be differences in natural abilities of coordination or strength they can both do the same exercise routine. Differences in caloric intake and the quality of foods eaten will be the factor that brings each of these women closer to their individual body shaping goals.

Cardiovascular exercise may be slightly different. The woman who wants to lose body fat to achieve body shaping results, will devote a larger amount of time to cardiovascular exercise (25 – 40 minutes) as compared to the woman who wants to build up certain areas of her body to become more shapely(15 – 25 minutes).

Some body shaping programs try to combine the resistance exercise with cardiovascular exercise. While this is not easy, and most programs fall short of doing this successfully, it is possible – especially when the body shaping program uses body-weight exercise principles.

A body shaping program is not usually found in the gym setting. You either have individual programs of weight training and machine exercises or large group classes doing some form of aerobics with some basic body shaping moves. True body shaping takes advantage of gravity, body-weight and kinesiology to bring about changes in the female body through full body conditioning and targeted muscle shaping exercises and workouts. When these factors are combined properly, you can realistically expect to see definite results within three to four weeks – especially when a moderate amount of attention is paid to nutritional intake and daily calories.

Better Spring Break Body

Problem Areas Solved

To help fine-tune specific body parts, your workouts are going to have to be more frequent. The best way to get this done is to break your day into two halves. In the morning, perform a quick 15-20 minute workout involving weights done in a circuit. By circuit I mean doing one exercise after another without any rest. In the afternoon, get into classes such as kickboxing and spinning, which Campus Activities provide for all students.

Carbohydrates: Friend or Foe

Carbohydrates are not the enemy, but when you are looking to get leaner quickly,they can be. The best suggestions are that all your carbs should come from veggies such as broccoli, celery, spinach, lettuce, and cucumbers. Stay away from juices, candies, breads, and pastries.

Protein is your friend

Make sure every single time you are eating, you have protein on your plate. Protein can be egg whites, peanuts, chicken, fish, turkey, or low salt ham. Whenever you are eating, make sure that you have one of those things in your plate. Also make sure you are consuming five to six small meals as well.

Drinking

If you are not drinking, you are not losing. It is important that you are drinking all day long, and I do not mean liquor. You should be drinking water all the time. A good way to measure if you are is by looking at the color of your urine. If your urine is not crystal clear then get your Poland Spring on!Drinking water helps in shedding weight, which is why if you are not drinking, then you are not losing.