3 Exercises That Keep Women Fit and Fabulous

Women might have it a little tougher than men. Not in everything, but when it comes to staying fit, men may just have the upperhand. With their naturally higher testosterone levels and naturally lower body fat percentages, it is slightly easier for men to drop a few pounds. For a lot of women, it is a struggle. Nevertheless, we struggle through trying to attain the perfect figure. The key for a lot of women is learning how to target the problem areas. To help women get fit and feel fabulous, take a look at these 3 exercises.

For Love Handles

Love handles are the worst. They are what so many of us delicately named “the muffin top” in order to make it sound less threatening. A lot of women store fat in this area, and so they are left with the dreaded muffin top. To help get rid of this, first try to lower total body fat percentage through cardio. Then stick to ab exercises that work the entire abdominal region, from top to bottom and side to side. Leg lifts, planks, and high knees are all great ways to work this region and see some great improvement.

For the Glutes

What women is actually satisfied with their derriere? This is a problem spot for most women, whether it be too small or too big. In order to work the gluteal muscles, stick to the basics. Squats and lunges are phenomenal exercises for working the rear. You can also try variations of these to keep it interesting and to work different muscles in the region. For some ideas, search the internet or talk to a fitness professional.

For the Chest

The chest is a sensitive area for women. Most of a woman’s chest is made of fat, but just underneath is a layer of muscle. If you keep the muscles strong and challenged, it can help to lift the chest and keep it firmer. To work the chest, stick to muscles like the fly and push ups. Push ups work the entire chest region and even the shoulders. The fly, when done with small handheld weights, targets the chest specifically and strengthens every muscle in the area.

Women can get in great shape with just a little guidance and specific direction. If you want to improve the look and feel of your body, and don’t know where to begin, give these choices a go for a great start to the best figure.

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