You just have to look at a boxer’s body to know that their training regime is perfect for sculpting a lean, toned and fat-fighting body. Boxers are known for being toned in all of the right places, especially their upper-body and mid-section. But a boxer isn’t only interested in looking good: boxers need to have the cardiovascular and muscular endurance to fight for 12 straight rounds. In my opinion, this makes boxing one of the best forms of functional exercise for toning your entire body.
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It’s frustrating that, although you may be making an effort with your diet and trying to exercise more, sometimes it feels impossible to reduce fat around your belly. With an active lifestyle there are several steps you can take to help you become or remain trim all over.
Do you know what a ‘bingo wing’ is? What about a ‘flabby flapper’? If you have no idea, then you probably don’t have an area of loose musculature at the top of your arms. Plenty of people do however, and it can be a major confidence drain.
This week, I’ll work through how you can regain upper arms to make you proud instead of ‘chicken wings’, ‘whale flippers’ or ‘granny second waves’.
My answer is different for each person who asks, I have to tailor my answers because fitness is not a one size fits all situation. For many people simply increasing their physical activity will be enough to meet their health goals and expectations, however for others I may recommend a detailed fitness plan.
Every once in a while, I’ll do a ‘two for one special’ counseling session – usually it’s a couple who have decided to make a joint effort to lose weight and get in shape. For the most part, it’s a great idea – after all, it’s so much easier to eat right and exercise regularly when your partner vows to do the same. But men and women are wired a bit differently– and couples may be surprised to find that they don’t always see eye-to-eye when it comes to tackling weight loss.
Recently, Herbalife conducted a nationwide survey* of 1000 men and women to find out what motivates them to shed excess flab. And the gender gap was clearly evident. For women, it was all about appearance – nearly 40% said that when they “don’t like the way I look”, it’s time to get serious. But for men, “not feeling healthy” ranked much higher in driving them to take action.