When it comes to dieting for curves, a person who is overweight must cut down on carbohydrates and fat completely. A workout should entail a 30-minute cardio session, combining it with about 30 minutes of strength training or core exercises that can be alternated post significant results.
You can be flabby or skinny — to get the perfect curves seems an uphill task, but fitness experts say the areas you work out could tilt the scales. Those, who dream of curves like singer Beyonce or actress Kate Winslet, should concentrate on their core exercises, say experts. The regime will be complete with upper body, abs and lower body workout.
Jayanti K., a fitness consultant at a prominent gym, says women want curves but many are not able to attain them because they fail to understand their body. She points out fat accumulates around a woman’s lower shoulders, lower abdomen and hips. “Workout for the lower abdomen is very important for a curvaceous body as getting this part toned is enough to stay in good shape,” she says.
A workout should entail a 30-minute cardio session, combining it with about 30 minutes of strength training or core exercises that can be alternated post significant results.
Get up and move Upper body workout
Dips: Sit on a step or chair with hands next to your thighs. Balance on your arms, move your back towards the step with legs straight. Bend the elbows and lower body a few inches, keeping the shoulders down and the elbows parallel to one another and at 90 degrees. Push back up to starting position and repeat.
Workout for sides and abs
Oblique crunches: Lie on your right side with your legs on top of each other with your knees bent. Place your left hand on the side of your head, covering your left ear. Crunch your side as high as you can, focusing the movement to work the oblique as much as possible. After doing the left side, switch and repeat on the right side.
Lower body workout
Wall squat: Place your upper back against a wall. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointed slightly outward. Keeping your heels in contact with the floor at all times, slowly lower into a squat position while sliding down the wall. Slowly straighten your legs, keeping your head and chest up, returning to the starting position. Repeat 3-5 reps.
Watch what you eat
One needs to be very careful of one’s diet as everyone packs on weight on different areas of their body. When it comes to dieting for curves, a person who is overweight must cut down on carbohydrates and fat completely. Sports nutritionist Shiny Chandran says: “Whether it is fried items or sweets, anything that can contribute to one’s weight gain should be avoided. Rather they should opt for food items with more water content and nutrients. Citrus fruits, fresh vegetables and juices are good option. Avoiding meat is advisable,” she says. Also those who are very slim should focus on carbohydrates more. “Wheat bread, milk products and green leafy vegetables are very good options. They must ensure they eat something before and after the workouts, preferably nuts or a protein shake, which will keep energy levels high,” she adds.