Saturday, March 9, 2013
Work through the flab
My big thing is that I hate when my legs rub together when I run. When I concentrate on it, I mess up my pace. What I try to do is use an old school thigh master while I'm sitting on the couch. Wow, does it burn the inside thighs! But it feels like a good workout. And it helps with slimming down the thighs.
I found that after walking and picking up a pace of 3.6mph at a 2% incline (took me a few weeks to feel good enough there), I was ready to do some serious cardio to speed up the process...and that's when I found HIIT...which you can read about in another one of my posts.
I noticed the effects almost immediately. The tire around my waist (just under my chest) shrunk...I lost 2 inches there. The scale didn't move much, but that's because I was building muscle mass.
So basically...those quick burns from crunches are better than nothing...but if you've got extra flab...you're not helping much. Find a cardio routine that works for you!