It’s time to say good bye to rake thin and add on curves to your body. Do not be afraid to lift some weight and cut back on the cardio. Round shoulders and hips are in so, focus on some shoulder work and tightening the tush to help bring out firm curves. Woman with curvy body types are balanced beauties who fill out a bikini top and bottom.
The best way to achieve the curves is to work with your natural assets by enhancing them with the right workouts.
Partake in some form of cardiovascular exercise to burn fat. Aim for 45 minutes of cardio and work out interval-style, in which you alternate back and forth between high and low intensity. Running, spinning, jumping rope, elliptical training, rowing and step aerobics are all effective forms of cardio. Work out three days a week, alternating days with weight training.
To build well-defined shoulder, choose exercises such as side shoulder raises using dumbbells and overhead shoulder press. Incorporate these 1-2 times per week for 3-4 sets of 10 using a moderate weight. Go slow, watch form very carefully and make sure to use a weight a little lighter than when you do regular overhead shoulder work.
Leg or rather the lower body workout includes training the butt, thigh, calves and toes. Outer thigh, glute targeting exercises will help with the hips and firm booty-Lift-off Lunges, squats and step-ups. Cables are an excellent tool for abduction but only if you apply the form correctly, otherwise use a machine which does outer thigh training so that you have the help with form by apparatus. Choose 3-4 exercises for this area working on a pyramid for higher and lower reps while varying the weight from light to heavy and back to light.
Turning your toes in for leg press and leg extension exercises will help bring out your outer quads. This same idea of toe angle training applies to calves for bringing out the round shape on the outer lower limb. Vary heavy and lower rep with moderate and higher rep to really shock the calves. To really show a good symmetry you have to pay attention to all these areas.
To train the Lats you can try assisted pullup machines, or if you have the strength then do regular pull-ups. Lat pulls are also helpful but to really draw down the lat accent you should also do standing lat pushdowns or supine wide pullovers with straight arms, not a good choice if you are straight waisted.
Diet, no doubt needs to be an integral part of any training program. You’ll need to keep the carbs, unhealthy fats, and alcohol to a minimum. Eat foods that are low in fat and can boost your energy levels, such as lean beef, chicken breasts, fish, leafy greens, fruits, vegetables, oats, whole grain bread, beans and low-fat dairy products. Drink water instead, which will also hydrate your system and help flush out toxins. Avoid beverages such as beer, wine, mixed drinks, soda, sweet teas, fruit punch and dessert coffees. Stop eating foods with little nutrient value such as cheese fries, burgers, wings, caramel crunch popcorn, chocolate chip cookies and meatball hoagies.
Studies show that people who skip breakfast and eat fewer times during the day tend to be heavier than people who eat a healthy breakfast and eat four or five times a day, according to the National Institutes of Health, or NIH. You decide.
These are just a few tips. When these hints are applied you will see yourself shape into a hot curvy babe in no time. Stars like, Shakira & Beyonce, work hard to slim down their waistline and define their curves.
Remember, a knockout body is all about perception and illusion.