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LUCKYNUMBER23 SparkPoints: (12,425)
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1/6/13 5:01 P

Do a search on the sparkpeople videos for the target you want to tone. I just started using them and they are pretty good. Plus they are free. A win/win in my book.

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1/6/13 4:00 P

Your body decides where the fat comes off, but by eating a healthy diet and following the nutritional guidelines SP gave you (assuming you set up your goals), you'll lose fat on your body. Do both cardio and full-body strength training...don't just focus on the core!

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BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,980
1/6/13 3:48 P

Then you need a calorie deficit to reduce the fat on your body. You can do this by eating a calorie controlled diet and doing regular cardio and strength training exercise. That or buy a bigger sized dress!

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SASAHAMMER Posts: 129
1/6/13 3:47 P

In order to reduce "back fat" or fat anywhere on your body for that matter, the most important thing is proper nutrition and a caloric deficit. If that is in place the the next most important is exercises to tone and strengthen these areas. For abs, bicycles and crunches are good. For your back, exercises like rows, lat pulldowns, chin ups, deadlifts are all good choices. Most women like to have pretty shoulders in a strapless dress also so exercises like shoulder presses and reverse flyes will help give a balanced look.

Remember, you can build those muscles all day long, but you'll never see them if you don't control the nutrition to remove the fat layer over top.


SAGARLAND91 SparkPoints: (7,876)
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1/6/13 3:39 P

well i'm getting married in June and my dress is strapless and I don't want back fat basically

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1/6/13 3:38 P

Deadlifts with increasing weight.

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JENMC14 Posts: 2,709
1/6/13 3:19 P

First question, are you asking because you want your core to be smaller? I'm asking because that's what people usually mean when they say "toning". If that's the case, no amount of exercise is goi to do that, losing inches comes from diet.

If you're looking to build a stronger core, try planks and all the variants. Supermans are another good one. Coach Nicole has some good core videos as well. I'm currently following the "30 Day 6 Pack" on the BeFit Channel on YouTube. It's got sme great strength stuff for the core with interval cardio mixed in. You can fond lots of Pilates inspired core stuff it theatre as well. I love the BeFit Channel for videos.



Edited by: JENMC14 at: 1/7/2013 (08:08)
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SAGARLAND91 SparkPoints: (7,876)
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1/6/13 3:14 P

HELP!!!! I need some ideas for back and ab toning exercises

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