We’ve all seen the pencil-thin champions, and probably have at least one running buddy who’s built like a whippet hound, but we also know runners who are carrying more than an extra water bottle around their waists. Or who wouldn’t be caught dead in a pair of tights.
Sound like you?
What you need is an overall conditioning programme that builds muscle tone as well as endurance, strength, and flexibility. The only way to eliminate those problem spots is to lower your total body fat and build muscle..
More muscle makes it harder for fat to settle because your metabolism is higher. This means you can burn more kilojoules even when you’re not exercising. But fat cells can be stubborn.And the truth is, it’s almost impossible to “spot reduce” parts of your body.
By conditioning the underlying muscles, you’ll increase your overall lean muscle mass and morph that flesh into toned, tight muscle.
For each of three common problem areas – the stomach, thighs and buttocks – we offer an exercise you can do while running, an exercise you can do at the gym, and an exercise you can do at home.
If none of these work to your satisfaction, we have a secret weapon guaranteed to do the job.
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