Anyone have tips for TIGHTENING UP fatty/flabby tummy, outer thighs/hips, & butt?
I've been eating 80/10/10, but with a little cooked/sugar/flour most days. & not enough calories (not due to anorexia or anything, just being busy/lazy). & not enough water. I bike like 2.5 hrs./wk. or more, dance really hard a few hours 2-3 times a month & occasionally do push-ups.
Though I'm tiny (around 5'4", 90-95ish lbs. - probably kinda underweight), I'm a pear shape so what little fat I have collects around my tummy, outer thighs/hips, & butt... a bloated/fatty/flabby/cellulite look.
Will a stricter 80/10/10 diet, water & patience do the trick?
Or will I need to also do lots of targeted exercises (like these for butt [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq1HnakX5C8] plus more for abs)? If so, which exercises give best results with least time & effort?
Thanks a TRILLION MILLION for any tips, friends :)
peace + sunshine,
Patryc... Cool, thanks for the response :)
I'm loving getting back into bike-riding & happen to have just moved to an area with gorgeous bike/running trails & a strong bike/running culture (Arlington, Virginia). Like you I love that it's out in the sun & fresh air too. Plus haven't biked this much since I was a kid so it's like reliving a piece of my childhood :) :) Just read about what muscles cycling works & I read mostly BUTT & THIGHS (WOO-HOO, so I'm on the right track!!) & calves. Plus back, arms & neck to some extent & it's aerobic.
So to get the nice toned butt/thighs/calves from biking I must bike 30+ consecutive minutes? How long, how many times a week? Doesn't any biking, even under 30 minutes, build butt/thigh MUSCLE even though it's not yet burning the FAT 30+ minutes burns? Right now I bike in 10-15 min. intervals.
The idea of burning fat makes me nervous cause I undereat calories & am apparently 15-20 lbs. underweight (they say 5'4" women should be at least 110 lbs.... I weigh 90-95). I worry burning fat would make me feel depleted/exhausted. Plus don't want to burn fat from anywhere but butt/thighs/abs... would my body know to burn those fattiest places & leave me the slight fat elsewhere that keeps me from looking too bony?
Sounds like cycling doesn't build ab muscle (just obliques).
Ooh, rockclimbing is what my abs need :)
Just found a post on here with great ab photos of a gal who only rockclimbs. DurianRider responded saying he considers rockclimbing the best ab exercise there is :) :)
Lana: Jogging as the only exercise? Really? For targeting butt, outer/back thighs & abs? Surprised that could work.
Also, running/jogging always seems more high-impact than is ideal, rougher on the joints with that "pound-pound" than say biking or swimming right?
Joanna Schupp: Wow, if you use the videos with your personal training clients that's saying alot. Nice, I'm excited.
On a similar note, there are a couple sites that give access to tons of yoga videos for very cheap, like yogaglo.com for just $18/month. I LOVE yoga but don't do it enough anymore.