Back fat, love handles, whatever you want to call it, for a lot of women this can be an embarrassing part of the body. I should know because my wife was constantly going on about this problem! There are loads of people looking to solve this problem so I thought I would write a series of posts on back fat exercises for women. This is obviously part 1.
This is a really simple exercise and best of all you can do this at home, in fact you can probably do this now. All you need to do is lie on your front on a comfortable carpet, rug or mat. Place your hands by your sides.
Now slowly and gently raise your feet and your knees off the floor by contracting your buttock and lower back muscles. At the same time lift your head and your chest off the floor. Hold this position for 20 seconds and then after the 20 seconds relax and lie flat on the floor once again – rest in a flat position for a further 20 seconds. This is counted as one set and it’s best to do three sets of this back fat busting exercise.
Now you can add a variation to this exercise. When you lift your legs and head up into the arched position, begin to kick your legs. You don’t actually bend at the knees when you kick, but you make your hips and buttocks do the work. Okay, it looks a bit strange but this technique really works the lower back and can help to tone the area.
If you are serious about getting rid of back fat and love handles, then it is imperative that you also begin to burn off excess fat from all parts of your body. You probably have love handles because of a slight excess body fat and this is where your body chooses to store it.
In Part 2 I’ll talk about burning off excess fat in particular areas such as your back. Part 2 is here – Best Back Fat Exercises For Women