Thursday, April 14, 2011

Do The "Muffin-Top" Workout!

And you might just be wondering what "muffin-top" am I referring to! - It's that back-of-the-hips area that bulges over the waistband of your fave jeans, which means a body fat, plain and simple.

And the muffin-busting plan? Do the steps below: (Do this with cardio intervals).
  1. Start with a 5-minutes warm-up at a low-to-moderate intensity to get your blood flowing.

  2. Pick up the pace for a minute; the effort should be about a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10; - 1 being effortless and 10 being extremely tough. Try it by increasing the treadmill incline, running stairs or hopping onto a tough cardio machine like a stairstepper.

  3. Recover for 1-2 minutes at an easier pace - about 5 on your toughness scale.

  4. Repeat those intervals for 20 minutes. Once you have the interval rythm down, throw in some spurts in which you're working at an 8 or 9 on your toughness scale to challenge your body and burn even more fat. Cool down for 5 minutes at a lighter pace.