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rose  JazmineJaz
Since: Apr-2016
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I've recently lost some weight and wanted to know some great at home exercises I could do to tone certain areas of my body. 
*lower stomach
*back arms
*thighs 

I've been lifting weights at home but I'm sure I could be doing more. 

Thanks
Jazmine







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rose  Luna Kali
Vip  Since: Aug-2016
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Have you heard of HIIT (high intensity interval training)? I downloaded p90x like 10 years ago and still remember some moves, but I'm sure you can YouTube it. I mix it in with a ton of burpees. Tbh because of sexwork, burpees tend to be a piece of cake. The thing that is weird about my body is that it stores fat in my tummy. In a way, it makes a good pillow :). If you're a true hourglass shape getting toned in your tummy area is easier. Howeverrrr, I know you're seeing a lot progress and stuff but it's also so important to love your body the way is it at any given weight. I'm just saying it in case you get obsessed with losing weight and distracts your from "real life". Some dudes get obsessed with getting bigger and stronger that they ignore their muscles aching. 

What kind of weights are you doing? I recently joined a gym that has all the lovely weight equipment (better than planet fitness but suckier than crunch gyms) for only ten more bucks a month. Probably a bunch of squats and running up hills tones thighs right up. If you want, I can yell at you like a drill sergeant while you run up and down stairs :p

You're doing your best and most likely doing good job. I don't think ppl hear that all too often. It's like losing weight is "mandatory" and you "have" to if you're in the sexwork industry. Sorry lol rant over 

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jump squats werkk
---> https://youtu.be/U4s4mEQ5VqU
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tophat  Elvis P
Since: Jan-2016
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LOWER ABS: Leg raises (or hanging leg raises if you have a pullup bar).
TRICEPS:        Narrow-grip pushups. Narrow grip bench press equipment permitting.
QUADS:           Free squats while holding a pair of dumbells.

 *Perform 12-15 reps per exercise, and as many as possible for the squats (anywhere from 20-50 reps).







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rose  Shaniece23
Vip  Verifiedbadge Since: Oct-2016
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All these suggestions left here I'm going to try with my daily routine. This was a good post Jazmine, it helps us all.







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tophat  Lonelyoneironaut
Since: Jul-2015
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Unfortunately it is not possible to target fat loss in any part of the body. If you are looking to burn away fat any type of HIIT cardio does the trick as stated earlier. It could be bike treadmill row machine (personal favorite) etc. HIIT is so productive because in induces EPOC (excess post excercise oxygen consumption) often called after burn. Basically being in that state of "out of breath for as long as possible helps boost your metabolism so you continue to burn calories for the next 24 hours after the work out is done. Static cardio (one speed for a long time) is sort of a waste of time imo as it does not have the same effect.

A lot of people don't realize that lifting weights burns a ton of calories/fat as well if done properly. It can induce epoc just the same as HIIT if you are going to failure especially in the lower 4 to 6 rep range. Look up progressive overload. That should absolutely be applied to your lifting routine if it isn't already.

But with all that being said getting rid of body fat comes down mostly to diet. Eat less calories than your body needs. You can even do this on a diet consisting of purely twinkies and hohos even, although its not ideal and you would feel like utter crap. If you are motivated enough calculate your TDEE, track your caloric intake with an app and eat 15 to 25%(this is extreme) less than that number daily. Anymore and your body will be convinced its starving and hold onto its fat as a survival technique making your efforts useless. Anyways Im ranting. I am way into fitness and nutrition. PM if you have any questions! GL







tophat  snatchmonger
Since: Jan-2017
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Weight lifting and diet are probably the 2 best things you could do.  Why? you might ask... well, if you can put on an additional 1 lb of muscle you will burn and additional 50 calories at rest... meaning when you are sitting, sleeping, etc.  So... if you put on an additional 5 lbs of muscle you will burn 250 calories at rest ... and so on, so your body is actually helping you burn additional calories while you sleep... pretty cool, right.  By the way, this is science proven, I am not blowing smoke up your rear.  I commend you for your hard work... Keep at it!







tophat  jbj209
Since: Jan-2017
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You can't tone specific areas of your body.  The best way to tone is to lose body fat overall.  Jump roping is a great way to do this.  I've been jump roping for over 3 years and that's what helped me the most to get a toned body.  It's hard at first but once you get good at it, it's fun.

When you jump rope, you're using your whole body at once.  Legs, core, chest, arms, shoulders.  It's a great way to get toned.