Trouble Spot RX – Part 3
From side boob fat to cankles, your most frustrating physique issues can be corrected with these workout prescriptions. Nobody is perfect, but many women would like to get as close as humanly possible. To help you achieve body-image nirvana, here are some fit-it routines to get you one step closer to become a gym goddess.
Trim and Tighten
Modified Bicycle Crunch
3 sets of 15 reps (each side)
Start: Lie face up on the floor with your hands behind your head for support and your legs in tabletop (knees bent 90 degrees, lifted over your hips). Keep your pelvis neutral, and lift your head and shoulders off the floor.
Move: Exhale and rotate your upper torso to the right as you extend your right leg, reaching your ties toward the opposite wall. Pause, then inhale as you slowly draw your knee back to the tabletop, rotate back through the middle and repeat on the other side. Keep your elbows wide, your neck long and your chin lifted throughout.
Trompe L’oeil Shoulders
Seated Dumbbell Shoulders
3 sets of 12-15 reps
Start: Sit on a bench with a short back and hold dumbbells at your sides with your palms facing in and your elbows slightly bent.
Move: Lift your arms up and out to your sides, raising the weights to shoulder height while keeping your elbows slightly bent. Lower slowly to the start and repeat immediately without using momentum.