There are two main categories in which I receive endless questions about when it comes to targeting a body part. From elite runners to urban professionals people either want to slim down and tone up that whole ‘hips, bum and thigh’ region, or that naggy belly/abs region (or both).
There is no question this a combination or diet and proper exercise, but when it comes to advising people on cardio, they expect me to say running. Spending my life as a competitive runner, I have learned a few things along the way, and while running does torch the calories, it will not help with the toning of your derrier regions. What’s more, many runners tend to get the ‘runner’s belly’, yes, I kid you not, just have a look at some of your runner friends and you will often see skinny people with a saggy middle (I used to have this myself, which is why I’m so sensitive to the subject).
This is why I am a devout preacher of the ‘inline skating’ method when it comes to cardio. Not only will skating strip calories and fat but it expertly tones and sculpts these problem areas. Now, I have found the perfect move to complement your skating workouts: the Prisoner Squat!
What to Do:
1.Stand with your feet a little wider than shoulder width apart with your toes pointing slightly outward.
Amanda Russell, MBA, CPT.
Health & Fitness Professional
Founder of Amanda Russell Workouts, LLC