As much as we’d like to pick and choose specific body parts where we could trim fat, it’s not naturally possible. The truth is that we can’t target fat and reduce it to however much we like. Otherwise, every person in the world would end up with the exact bodily proportions they desire.
That’s why we advocate for healthy living that prioritizes internal wellness over external appearance. A proper diet allows your body to function at its optimal level with a healthy heart, lower blood pressure, and low cholesterol levels to name a few. If you’re looking to lose fat overall, we recommend looking into the ketogenic (keto) diet.
This particular diet has proven to be effective for weight loss because it uses fat as its primary source of energy and it turns the body into a fat burning machine. If you want to know exactly how the keto diet works, then check out this detailed article.
Simple Ketogenic Recipes
Success in following a ketogenic diet lies in the food you eat. Here are some recipes that will satisfy your taste buds without packing on the pounds. In fact, you’ll lose weight when you eat these foods.
Here are five creative bread recipes what will make you forget you’re even following a specific diet plan. You can also have cookies under this diet, and no this is not false advertising. These cookies require no-baking, and they perfectly fit the keto diet plan. Did we mention they’re delicious?
5 Exercises to Tone Your Underarm and “Side Boob” Area
With everything that’s said especially when it comes to reducing fat in target areas, which we’ll reiterate is an impossible goal, what you can do is tone specific muscles in target those “problematic areas.”
One of those problematic areas for many women is below the underarm and around the side of the breast that tends to create a thick fold. You’ve probably heard women blurt out that they’re not a fan of their “side boob” fat and wish to do something about it.
What we have for you are five exercises that specifically target muscles in those areas. A combination of these power and aerobic exercises will burn fat in your body while toning your underarm and “side boob” area to make them look more attractive.
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At Home Upper-Body Workout for Women
1. Chest Press
This exercise works your chest muscles, which is the “side boob” area along with your shoulders and triceps. To execute, lie on a bench or a medicine ball with a dumbbell in each hand and your feet flat on the floor. Push the dumbbells up so that your arms are directly over your shoulders and your palms. Then lower the dumbbells down and a little to the side until your elbows are slightly your shoulders. Repeat this motion 8 to 10 times.
2. Staggered Push-Ups
In a push-up position, have your hands outside of shoulder wish but staggered, with one being higher than the other. Start the movement by flexing your elbows then lowering your torso to the ground. Pause at the bottom of the motion and then extend at the elbows to return to the starting position. Do three sets of 10 repetitions.
3. Standing Dumbbell Fly
Stand with your feet hip distance apart holding a dumbbell in each hand with your knees slightly bent. Keeping your back straight, lean forward until your torso is about a 45-degree angle. Bring the weights together in front of you until your arms for a circle. Then slowly, raise the weights up to shoulder height while keeping your arms slightly bent at the elbows. Do three sets of fifteen repetitions.
4. Dumbbell Row
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell in each hand. Bend the knees slightly and bend over at the waist while keeping your back straight. Let the dumbbells hang in front of the body with arms fully extended. Contract your back, bend the arms and pull both dumbbells up to your ribcage. Hold for one second in the top position, then lower the dumbbells to the starting position. Do three sets of fifteen repetitions.
5. Tricep Dips
Position your hand shoulder-width apart on a bench or a chair. With your legs straight out in front of you, position your feet so that your hips barely touch the edge of the bench and your arms are completely straight. Keeping your elbows pointing behind you and your forearms perpendicular to the floor, slowly bend your elbows to lower your body straight down toward the floor up to about 90 degrees. Pause at the bottom of the movement, then press through the heels of your hands to straighten your arms fully. Repeat this exercise for eight to ten times in 3 sets.
Let us know if you find these exercise tips helpful in toning your underarm and “side boob” area. Just remember to prioritize your health first over your physical appearance. If you live a healthy lifestyle and you incorporate fitness into it, your body will feel great, and as a bonus, it will look good.
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