Summer’s right around the corner, people, and that means soon enough, we’ll be swapping our leggings-under-jeans combo (am I the only one who does this for warmth?) for teeny tiny cut offs and (gasp!) bathing suits. If you’ve got some trouble spots you’d like to focus on at the gym, but haven’t a clue where to start, this post, right here, is exactly what you’re looking for.
Now, before we go any further, I’d like to point out that I’m not talking about fat spot-reduction here—in other words, workouts that will target fat on specific parts of your body. I hate to break it to you, but there’s no such thing. If fat is your main enemy, go for workouts, like high-intensity interval training, that give you a high calorie burn (one pound of body weight equals roughly 3,500 calories) in an efficient amount of time.
But, if your goal is tone specific parts of your body—I want stronger arms! I want ripped abs!—that I can help with. Here, 10 workouts designed to target your body part of choice. (Yup, even your vagina.)
This workout features just six moves, all designed to give you shapely shoulders. Bonus: It'll also help your posture. Get the workout.
Triceps and Biceps
The only equipment you’ll need to complete this 16-minute arm routine is a set of resistance bands. Get the workout.
This workout promises to increase muscle tone in your chest and back. And, ladies, don’t be concerned that a chest routine will decrease your cup size: Training the pec muscles behind your breast tissue will make your girls appear fuller, and could boost cleavage. Get the workout.
Nope—swimmers aren’t the only ones who can have a ripped upper back. This workout, designed with men in mind, helps you get that V shape for your torso. Get the workout.
Strengthening lower-back muscles will help support strong abs. (More on abs in a sec.) Stretching them can help relieve lower-back pain. This workout does both. Get the workout.
Who doesn’t want a six-pack? This workout will shred your mid-section with 10 killer ab moves. Get the workout.
If you’re up for a real challenge, take on the 30-Day Squat Challenge, a five-move circuit workout that you build on every day for a month. Get the workout.
Warning: It may be hard to walk, sit or stand after you do this workout, but it will be so worth it when you get compliments on your beautifully sculpted gams. Get the workout.
Hey, your heart’s a muscle, too, so don’t ignore it. When you really want to get your ticker ticking, turn up the speed. This easy-to-follow speed interval workout is just the ticket. Get the workout.
Yup, there are muscles in there—lots of ‘em. Whip them into shape with this seven-move workout for better sex and bigger orgasms. Get the workout.
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