You can start wearing more revealing clothing and ones not so covering when you say goodbye to back fat. Back fat comes from lack of muscle tone in the back muscles and excess pounds or bad nutrition. There’s no such thing as spot reducing, just taking off the fat from one area, so to attack back fat, you have to first come to grips with your weight and overall body fat. That means a healthy diet and regular exercise. However, you can also focus on toning those back muscles, which can help define and improve the appearance as you shed those extra pounds.
Start strength training exercises.
Not only does strength training help build those back muscles, it also helps burn calories fast. You’ll want to strengthen the upper back so try some weights too. Bent over flys are excellent for reconditioning those upper back muscles that are flabby. Don’t forget the cardio. Working at top speed on cardio, including skipping rope, burns extra calories and helps eliminate the fat.
Try other activities where the upper back gets a workout.
You can bet the Harvard heavyweight rowing team doesn’t have back fat, nor do many boxers. That’s because preparing for those activities require strong upper back muscles. Grab a rowing machine and start working out. Better yet, learn how to throw punches at the bag and prepare for boxing. Both of these activities will banish backfat quickly, while also burning loads of calories.
Eat healthy, but don’t diet.
Diets don’t work. They always end and all the progress you made ends with them. Besides, diets are so restrictive that it almost seems impossible to stick with them. Most of all, diets always end. Sometimes that ending occurs at three in the morning with a gallon of Ben and Jerry’s. Other times, it’s a happier moment. You’ve lost the weight and quit the diet. What happens next is what makes success a failure. You go back to old eating habits that made you gain the weight in the first place. Those lost pounds find their way home…sometimes bringing friends. Eating healthy is the way to go. You’ll take off pounds and keep them off for life.
- Stay away from the booze. Alcoholic drinks put on more weight than you might imagine. One drink might be okay, but it normally doesn’t end at one. Before you know it, you’ve consumed a hot fudge sundae of calories of alcohol.
- Exercise all the muscles in your back to get the best look.
- Cool the stress. While exercise will burn off the hormone of stress, overexercising will produce them. Workout to a schedule that gives your body breaks so it can heal. Your trainer can help you do that.
- Drink plenty of water and get your zzzs to achieve the most when you workout. Water also helps release fluids. In fact, one cause of water retention is actually too little water.