If you are tired of wearing baggy clothing because you are embarrassed about and trying to conceal back fat, you are not alone. One of the hardest areas to tone and get rid of fat, for both men and women, is on the back. Even people, who are thin, can have fat on their backs because it is so difficult to get rid of. The good news is there are several things you can do that will help you lose the fat on your back and have the smooth back you have been wanting.
Losing back fat requires dedication and commitment to a regular exercise routine, but before you can begin an exercise regimen, you have to establish realistic and clear goals. The process will not happen overnight, but you will begin to notice gradual changes within the first week or two. Decide how long each day you will have to realistically spend on exercising and stick to the plan. In order to successfully get in shape, it is important to always keep the goals achievable and within reach.
When you make the decision to get in shape and lose the excess fat from your back, as well as other areas of your body, a change in your diet will be beneficial for burning calories and toning your back. Eating healthy meals will help speed up your metabolism, which is crucial for burning calories and healthy foods give you the energy needed to get through the day without feeling tired and sluggish. Include plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables in your diet, drink plenty of water, avoid sugary snacks and eliminate fried/fatty foods from your diet.
Exercise is an important part of the losing back fat process. Cardio workouts are not only beneficial for a healthy heart, but they are very effective in helping to rid your body of excess fat. Equipment such as a rowing machine is perfect for low impact and cardio exercises. Rowing is an excellent way to burn fat as well as toning the muscles in your upper body, including the muscles in your back. Start out slow with a routine of about 15 minutes rowing on the least level of resistance and gradually work up the speed the resistance levels.
Yoga and Dance
Stretching exercises are a great for helping to lengthen your back muscles, which also makes the back look leaner and more defined. An excellent source of stretching is with dancing and/or yoga for men and/or women. Meditation during yoga is beneficial for helping you to regain mental focus and the moves during yoga and dancing such as ballet, is an excellent way to strengthen your body, tone muscle and burn calories.
Do Not Give Up
The key to a smooth and beautiful back is to eat healthy and exercise on a regular basis. Stick to your goals, try new types of healthy foods and try different sources of exercise to break up daily routines. If you tend to get bored working out on the same type of machines on a regular basis, there are a number of other ways to get the exercise necessary for losing back fat. Walking is an excellent way to tone the muscles on your upper and lower body. If the weather outside permits, walk around the block or through the park, during inclement weather, walking on a treadmill is an excellent substitute for low-impact, cardio exercising.