If you want to build a toned and slim body, you are not alone. It’s a fitness goal many females have. That toned bikini look is awesome and generally the sexy kind of body men prefer. Although curves are great, firm curves are usually better and that is what we are going for here with our tips today.
First of all, there is a huge misconception that women can build lots and lots of muscle easily by lifting weights. This is certainly not true. It requires a huge dedication to diet and exercise in the gym with really heavy weights and sometimes even steroids to build lots of muscle. This is because of the low testosterone levels most women have.
With that said, you will need to do resistance training to help build your muscle tone up. At the same time you will need to lose a little bit of fat (most likely) in order to reveal the new muscle underneath your fat. This is what gives that balanced, slim and toned bikini body.
The best way to start is by realizing it will take time and effort. There are no quick fix methods, even though some really do claim it, like Kayla Itsines and Jen Ferffugia (bikini body workout & bikini body guide review). I saw this and I laughed, becasue it requires a lot more time and energy to lose fat than those hype programs claim. Hopefully you can stay away from these programs and learn it the natural way.
So. A full-body workout program will be something you should do. This can include simple exercises like push-ups, pull-ups, lunges, leg lifts, core workouts, squats most definitely and deadlifts. You shouldn’t train all too different from men, but when toning your muscle focus on 12-15 repetitions of 3-4 sets of each exercise.
If you are in need of losing the fat faster, try doing circuit training. This is a method where you do 2 or more exercises after another in succession without resting. Circuit training has been shown to increase the “after burn effect” by as much as 300% as opposed to normal weigh training.
To make it really easy, just go to a fitness club and join their “full-body workouts” like: Boxing, pulse, full-body kettlebell workouts etc.
When you do this regularly about 3-4 times per week you’ll notice amazing changes in your body composition. Your body will start to tone up and get firmer by the day. Of course you’ll need to eat a healthy diet as well, but I will talk about that in the next installment.