While everyone has folds, lumps and bumps that comes from fat accumulation, women tend to be the only ones that suffer from bra and back fat outline. You know, those distinct lines where the fat on your back rolls over and under your bra, creating the perfect outline. While there’s no such thing as spot reducing, by losing weight and toning certain muscles, you can make those lines either disappear or be less noticeable.
You start working out, but also need to begin a program of healthy eating.
There are two reasons that the flesh forms around the bra on the back. One is that you’re overweight and it’s legitimately fat. The second one is that you’re out of shape. For most people, it’s a combination, so you have to make some changes in your dietary habits, too. You have to lose weight to get rid of excess fat, as you tone the muscles of the back and under arms.
You have three types of back muscles, upper, mid and lower back.
All three areas need toning to get the best results. You’ll be working erector spinae—lower back, the lattissimus dorsi, lower trapezius and rhomboids—mid back, and the trapezoids and deltoids in the upper back. Strength training not only builds muscles, it burns fat, too. Lifting weights can be combined to create a circuit or do a HIIT—high intensity interval workout, which gets results fast.
Exercises that involve pushing and pulling work the back muscles.
If you have a cable machine available, an upright standing row and a seated close-grip are good, so are pull-ups. If you take the kids to the playground, get on the monkey bars to build your back muscles. One of the simplest exercises, which doesn’t mean it’s the easiest, is the plank, either the full extension plank or the forearm plank. You can do the plank when you’re watching TV and don’t have to wait to go to the gym. Side twists can tone the muscles down your sides and help to tone the back muscles. Upright rows can also help tone the back.
- To get the most out of your exercise time, use compound exercises that focus on several joints and muscle groups. They literally torch calories and get you results faster.
- If you’re focusing on losing weight, don’t forget about what you drink. Soft drinks can have as 150 calories each. Don’t even think about drinking diet drinks. Studies show they’re associated with packing on the pounds around your middle.
- Any exercise where you raise your arms, whether with or without weights, or put them behind your back and lift, can help tone back muscles.
- Check out your posture. Sometimes, just improving your posture can make a huge difference in the appearance of fat around the bra and on the back. If posture is part of your problem, you’ll see results quickly.
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