There’s the places on your body that are always the first to slim down. Maybe it’s your face, your forearms, or your legs. But why is it that the place we always want to lose weight the most is the last to budge?
Scorching that stubborn back fat is seemingly impossible. Nothing ruins putting on a strapless dress like turning around to see unflattering bulges underneath your bra line.
You can say goodbye to back fat for good with the right moves. Practice the following fat-burning exercises and you’ll see your back side turn to muscle just in time to show it off throughout the summer at the beach.
1. Dumbbell Rows
To Do it:
Assume a plank position with your hands flat on the floor underneath you. Make sure your wrists are aligned underneath your shoulders, with your feet directly behind you at shoulder-width apart. Grab your weights and hold them in your hands where they were previously grounded. Balance yourself with your left hand and dumbbell and pull your elbow directly upwards, doing a row.
Keep your arm close to your body with your arm brushing your body on the way up. Pull up quickly with force, and with control, lower your arm back down to the floor. Do 10 repetitions on each side.
2. Dumbbell Press
To Do it:
Stand upright with your feet shoulder-width apart. Roll your shoulders back and down to activate your abdominal muscles. Be sure to have a slight bend in your knees. Holding your dumbbells in your hands, bring your arms up to a goal-post position at 90 degrees. Push upwards, almost meeting your dumbbells above your head, and lower back down with control. Do 10 repetitions on each side. You will feel this in your shoulders and triceps. It’s a great exercise for toning the upper and back portion of your shoulders.
3. Rocking Plank
To Do it:
Get on your hands and feet and form your strongest plank. Lean forward to the point where only your toes are touching the ground, and let your body weight lean over your wrists, then slowly tilt your weight back to the regular plank position. Hold your plank and this motion for as long as possible, aiming for a minute.
This will also help develop lean core muscles which are important for posture and preventing back pain.