Tone Your Lower Body
You’ve done everything right and feel like you have changed your diet and started exercising regularly but you are still not seeing any weight reduction in your lower body so this article will help you tone your lower body so you can stop being embarrassed about it once and for all.
The first thing you should know is that you are not alone, this is one of the most common questions I get both from men and women alike because once you have some extra inches there it’s quite hard to get rid of it.
In order to have a successful plan in toning your lower body that means we’ll have to attack it from two direct angles, your diet and training plan and some of it may be counter-intuitive but stay patient with it and push through as it will work.
Tone Your Lower Body with the Right Nutrition Plan
So you may have already cut out a lot of the junk foods from your diet but how can you make it better? Let’s go through some very powerful tips.
If you’re one who has juice or soda quite often then this should be your first step to cut these out. Liquid calories even the organic real juice fruits that claim to have tons of benefits sound like a healthy choice but do you really need extra sugar in your diet?
Replace liquid calories with water or even soda water with a splash of lime juice, cucumber or mint. Both refreshing and taste great while at the same time allowing you to burn excess calories.
Now take a minute and really think about any other areas that you think are your weakness because the truth is that this is really the one thing that is holding you back. For most it’s either not eating enough with harsh calorie restrictions with the exception of binges, or late night high calorie snacks, or even early morning breakfast skipping or having nutrition-deficient muffins or bagels.
To help you cut cravings if you haven’t yet grab some low calorie chocolate whey protein like Gaspari Nutrition Myofusion, they have a wicked milk chocolate flavour that is by far the best I’ve ever tasted. Another great addition is including a natural antioxidant and thermogenic like NOW Green Tea Extract or in a combo fat loss stack like Muscle Pharm Shred Matrix.
Tone Your Lower Body Exercise Fundamentals
If you are wanting to tone your lower body then it is also important to look at athletes who have really toned lower bodies. By toned I’m envisioning somewhat muscular but not bulky in any sense. With this in mind we can see that bikers have some of the hottest legs out there. Nice toned hamstrings, calves and quadriceps and with this also comes a pretty decent lower abs and lower back.
So instead of the regular treadmill why not incorporate a bike routine into your workouts? In terms of cardio it is pretty awesome especially if you try spin classes which really challenge your stamina and endurance and get you to sweat bullets. The key with biking to tone your lower body is to incorporate high intensity interval training as well.
Furthermore you want to make sure that you are trying all of these exercises: squats, lunges, lateral lunges, and hamstring curls. To challenge you even further if you have been doing this all along is to bring in a balance board, bosu ball or even exercise ball. For instance, doing squats on a bosu ball is a great way to challenge your core as well as every single muscle fiber in your lower body.
One other awesome exercise for toning your lower body is jumping rope. It’s not easy and again incorporates your core muscles to help you coordinate your movements. Start out with a few minutes and build up each session.
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