It happens. You start working out on a regular basis and you notice that you have one or more body parts that don't seem to respond to your workouts. For some it's small shoulders or dinky calves. For others it's saddlebag thighs or a saggy butt.
You work them out, but they seem stuck.
They don't want to move!
They don't want to shrink. They resist getting smaller (or bulkier if that's what you're going for).
They certainly don't seem like they are getting stronger.
What to do?
Try this strategy: Work out that body part every single day.
Yep, you read that right: EVERY day.
We're talking about using body weight only, so let me explain.
You take that weak body part and you do 1 exercise, body weight only, 2 x a day, morning and night, as many as you can. If you can only do it 1 x a day, fine, but do it ONCE a day, EVERY day.
Let's take triceps as an example. Many people have weak triceps, especially in relation to the stronger bicep muscle. So, each morning and night, you do 1 set of tricep dips, as many as you can. You can do these just on your arms, on the edge of your bathtub, or using a chair (or even 2 chairs). 1 set, as many as you can, 1-2 x a day, every day. Do focus on form, on doing them right, on not using momentum, and going at an even pace and tempo.
Note that while there is that 48-72 hour wait-time "rule" after you do a workout, that often applies when you're pushing heavy weights.
This strategy/trick involves doing body weight only, and doing it every day allows your body to get used to doing the movement:
1- It allows your neuro-muscular system to fire by getting used to the movement pattern, thereby recruiting more muscle fibers to the area
2- Doing the exercise every day brings circulation to the area, allowing for weight loss/lean muscle tissue to occur
Still not sold on working out the same body part each day? Have you ever noticed how lean and cut dancers are? They work out the same body parts every single day and they don't worry about it! In fact, their bodies adapt to the load they place on them and doing these small. repetitive, body weight only moments allows them to have a toned body.
Using this strategy, you can use any body weight only exercise for any stubborn body part, such as:
Fit Tips & Workouts by Cat Wilson
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