Hips & butt exercises

  • martuco

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    May 04, 2008 5:48 PM GMT
    This is kind of embarrassing. My skeleton structure is that of wide person. Even at at 22 when i weighed 125lbs, my waist was 28and hips were 29/30. My friends would always make fun of me and say i had a girl's body.... icon_evil.gif now, i'm in my mid-forties and have gained lots of weight around my hips and ass. Any suggestions on what type of exercises help burn that fat?
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    May 04, 2008 7:27 PM GMT
    Hey Martuco,

    One of the biggest myths is spot reduction: burning fat from a certain spot by doing exercises around that area. That doesn't work. If what you want is to burn fat you need to do cardio; lots of it.

    I took a class on diet and exercise and I learned that running with some caffeine in your stomach leads to higher fat loss and performance--- but don't quote me on that one; i've seen some health websites that claim otherwise.

    hope it helps; and good luck!
  • GQjock

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    May 07, 2008 12:20 AM GMT
    We all have certain genetic predispositions
    and it sounds like yours is that you have much of your excess weight kept in your hips and thighs

    What you'll need to do to offset that shape is and people are right when they say there IS no spot reduction
    you need to up the cardio to lose what fat you have
    and increase the muscle work on the upper body and core work to increase your metabolism