Getting Rid of Flab

Getting Rid of Flab

Getting rid of flab

Why is Getting Rid of Flab So Hard?

Sometimes it feels like no matter how regularly you work out or how well you eat, getting rid of flab in those hard-to-reach places is still an elusive goal. Get rid of your flabby jiggle zones by following the suggestion in this post.

Beating Belly Flab

If there’s one trouble area that nearly everyone suffers from, it’s the tummy area and the dreaded “muffin top.” Not only is abdominal fat unsightly, it’s the most unhealthy of all flab locations. Abdominal fat puts strain on your liver, pancreas, and other vital organs. For getting rid of flab around the belly, some good exercises to try are sit-ups, variations on crunches (with exercise balls and kettle bells, and twist crunches, for example), and push-ups.

Getting Rid of Arm Flab

That plush area along the back of your arms is a headache for many. Losing this flab means targeting your tricep muscles with specific exercises. Unfortunately, tricep muscles are often forgotten in exercise routines. Push-ups are probably the simplest way to address this flab. Another great exercise is a pull-up. If neither of those appeal to you, try the following to get rid of flab that's hanging from your upper arms.

  • One-dumbbell Tricep Extensions – Take the dumbbell and grip it with both hands so that the dumbbell is hanging perpendicular to to the floor. Put the dumbbell above your head, straight towards the ceiling. This is the starting position. Lower the dumbbell behind your head until both your arms are fully bent, then slowly raise the dumbbell back to the start position.
  • Bench Dip – Place your hands just outside your hips on a bench and cup the edges with your fingers. Place your feet straight out in front of you, with the palms of your feet straight and your toes to the ceiling. Slowly lower yourself as if you were doing a reverse push-up. Then slowly lift yourself up and repeat.

Get Rid of Flab on Your Legs

Many people have trouble with inner thigh fat and it’s understandable, as it’s one of those traditionally “hard-to-target” areas for exercise. Some great routines for targeting leg flab include lunges and scissor kicks.

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  • Lunges – Stand up straight, legs hip-width apart, and place your hands on your hips. Step forward with either foot, approximately 2-3 feet in front of you. Keep your back straight. Stick your other leg behind you, and sit on your knee as if kneeling to propose. Both of your knees should be at a 90 degree angle. Then slowly push off your back heel to “lean in” on your front leg. Go as far as you can then return your leg to its starting position and switch legs. Lunges will go a long way toward getting rid of flab on your thighs if you do them on a regular basis.
  • Scissor Kicks – To do a scissor kick, start flat on your back, with your legs also flat on the ground. Your hands should be palm-side-down at your sides. Slide your hands beneath your butt and lift your legs until they are several inches off the ground. Your feet and knees should be completely off the ground but your thighs should be partly flat. Cross your legs back and forth for several seconds, then lower and repeat. Mix the scissor kicks with the lunges explained above, and do them several times a week. You'll notice that you're getting rid of flab from your legs in fairly short order.

Healthy Eating is Key to Getting Rid of Flab

The most important factor in getting rid of flab of any kind is your diet. Here are some things you should avoid if you're fighting flab.

  • Trans Fats – Trans fats go straight to your belly and other problem areas. The body can’t properly digest trans fats (which come from artificial and processed foods). Because it doesn’t know what to do with trans fats, the body stores these fats in the form of flab./li>
  • Fried Foods – Something about the deep-frying process makes fats way worse for your body. Avoid these as much as possible.
  • Alcohol Consumption – When you overdo it on the drinks, the calories from alcohol turn into fat on your body. This is because alcohol inhibits fat-burning in the stomach, though scientists still aren’t quite sure why. But that’s why you see all those unsightly “beer bellies.”
  • Smoking – Like alcohol, nicotine inhibits fat-burning in the stomach. While smokers may drop body mass, they have higher amounts of fat.

Now Show 'Em Off!

Use these exercises and diet tips to finally get rid of everything you don’t want so you can show off what's left. All those great muscles you do want! Keep at it. Don't give up, and you'll be looking trimmer and healthier before you know it.

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