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Exercise Your Way to a Firm Lean Body as a Woman

Aug 31, 2008
Gone are the days when women desired a thin waif like presence in order to be deemed pretty. Now, women want not only lean bodies, but firm curvy, well-defined bodies to fit their newly evolving role as powerful successful counterparts to men who are capable of not only success in the marketplace and career world, but success in their own physical health as well. A woman who wants to support herself both at home and in the office needs to have the physical health and structure to convey power and support her new role in society as an equal self-sustaining figure. The best way for a woman to achieve such a presence is to exercise her body accordingly on a daily basis being sure to address both her upper and lower body parts. Here are a few tips to help you define your body while keeping your body fat down and your muscular covetous curvy nature up. Starvation is no longer your plan for success, but a healthy exercise routine.

The upper body can be a tricky part of your body to train as you will have to develop a specialized plan to build your midsection and upper body strength. Women are naturally built to have stronger lower body strength as opposed to their upper body strength. Added to the previous fact is that regular exercise is easier to reach in many forms for your legs, but to exercise your arms properly you will have to make special efforts on top of your daily cardio or exercise routine. Performing a resistance training free weight exercise daily can help build your upper body strength by strengthening and defining your arms, abs, and your back all simultaneously. It is also good to throw in a few exercises aimed at your back and your chest so that all areas develop in accordance with each other. Lateral presses are great exercises for your back and the chest press and chest fly are great strengthening exercises for your chest.

Exercising your lower body will be a bit easier since this is most likely where your natural body strength and build occurs with less effort. To help tone these areas and your buttocks and thighs, the two major areas women gain fat on in their lower body, squats can be a great tool. Free weights, a weight bar, and/or a Smith machine are all great ways to tone the lower body as long as you maintain proper form throughout each squat. Squats induce a lot of pressure on the whole lower body so be aware that starting them may be rough on your body and that it is more important to maintain proper form that complete a ridiculously high number of squats per day. Keeping a healthy balance of cardio in your exercise routine everyday will help maintain the muscles you build and keep your heart healthy as well so remember not to get so consumed with weight training that you forget that exercise as its core is for overall health improvement, not just your appearance.
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