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Monday, 22 August 2011

6 Moves That Boost Your Metabolism.

Sure, cardio is killer for a stronger heart and lungs, and for slimming down, but to really rev fat burn, you’ve got to slip a few weight training sessions into your week. The reason: Building lean muscle boosts metabolism, zaps calories and creates definition (aka, sleek and sexy curves). You’ll also enjoy serious health bennies. Strength training improves bone density, helping you avoid fractures; it also lowers blood sugar levels and cholesterol, reducing your risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Works: thighs, hips, butt

Lie on left side with legs stacked, knees bent, left forearm supporting upper body. Place a band (we used a loop, but you can tie a handled band) around thighs right above knees. Keeping insteps stacked, open right thigh to ceiling as high as you can (as shown). Lower leg for 1 rep. Do 12 reps. Straighten top leg, then lift and lower 12 times. Switch sides; repeat series

Works: shoulders, biceps, abs, butt, hamstrings

Stand with a weight in each hand to start. Balance on left foot as you bend forward, right leg behind you, parallel to floor, arms hanging (as shown). Continue to balance as you raise torso, bend knee, bring right thigh parallel to floor in front of you and do a biceps curl. Hold knee-up position; press arms overhead. Return to start. Do 12 reps. Switch sides; repeat.
Tight squeeze

Works: shoulders, biceps, upper back, butt, thighs
Anchor band at chest level in front of you. Grip the end in each hand and stand with feet hip-width apart, arms extended at shoulder level with band taut. Lunge right foot behind you as you bend elbows and draw hands toward body, squeezing shoulder blades together (as shown). Return to start for 1 rep. Do 12 reps. Switch sides; repeat

Belly banisher

Works: abs, shoulders, hips, butt, hamstrings
Lie facedown on ball, hands and toes on floor. Contract abs as you extend left arm and right leg in line with body (as shown). Pause for 2 counts; return to start. Repeat, lifting opposite arm and leg, for 1 rep. Do 12 reps.

Stomach slimmer

Works: abs, shoulders, chest
Lie faceup with knees bent, shins parallel to floor, a weight in each hand, arms extended to sides on floor in line with shoulders. Bring arms together above chest, then sit up, reaching hands toward toes (as shown). Return to start. Do 12 reps.

Bun burner

Works: butt, shoulders, abs, thighs

Squat with back against wall, feet hip-width apart, thighs parallel to floor, a weight in each hand at sides. Lift right leg off floor and hold there throughout, as you raise arms to shoulder height, palms in (as shown). Lower arms for 1 rep. Do 12 reps. Switch sides; repeat.


Goodman Manyanya Phiri said...

Looks pretty attractive! Worth every try. And thanks, ever so much!

Yasinta Ngonyani said...

it is worth to try...thank you Edna!

emu-three said...

Dawa nyingine hazihitaji vidonge, ni zoezi tu, mwili unakuwa swari kabisa, TUPO PAMOJA Edna