Sadly, our genetics play a role in where we store fat on the body and sometimes it’s the back. Also, sometimes our back can appear bigger than it really is due to our posture. The best way to remove the back bulge is to focus on cardio with targeted strength moves while also working on your posture.
Sports activities such as rowing or boxing help tone back muscles while also helping burning fat all over since they also get your heart pumping.
For those who like to lift dumbbells, a bent over fly lift is another good way to tone back muscles and burn back fat. Hold a dumbbell in each hand and bend over at the hip. Then stretch your arms out at your side about shoulder height.
But you don’t need to go to a gym to fight unwanted back fat. There are simple exercises that you can do at your desk at work to help maintain your posture and reduce back fat. Seated spinal rotations and shoulder shrugs will help stretch those back muscles and reduce tension in that area.
To do a seated spinal rotation, cross your hand over your chest and turn to the left until you feel a stretch. Turn slowly to the right sight until you feel a stretch. Repeat this three times. For shoulder shrugs, place your hands in your lap, take a deep breath and raise your shoulders up while keeping your neck muscles relaxed. Exhale and lower your shoulders. Repeat 3 times.
Other protips for when you are at work:
- Park your car far away from the main entrance. This will get you to increase your step count easily
- Always take the stairs
- On a conference call – invest in headsets so you can walk and talk
- Set the reminder on your Fitbit so you can walk every hour
- Find a local coffee shop that you can walk to during your break
With these tips you should be able to wear those strapless dresses in no time!