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The muffin top!

The muffin top: a plight on all genders alike. You may have slender limbs, toned shoulders and tight calves, but the spare tyre around your midriff isn’t playing along. So what exactly is the muffin top, and how can you get rid of it?

A muffin top, or spare tyre, isn’t to be feared. In fact, if you’ll hear me out before thinking I am annoyingly optimistic, I believe a spare tyre is an opportunity. Health and fitness shouldn’t be about looking a certain way, nor about comparing yourself to others, but if the semblance of a spare tyre has you thinking twice about what you’re putting into your body and how much exercise you’re getting, follow that train of thought; it might just lead to a lifestyle change or two that has a considerably positive effect on both your physical and mental health.

That’s how a muffin top could very well be a window of opportunity for setting yourself some goals. A muffin top is the result of excess fat around your abdominal area, this results in a visible fat roll that inconveniently rests above the waistband of your trousers. So-called because a high rise muffin overspills its smaller casing, therefore if you wear tighter fitting clothes the fatty build-up in the abdominal area will spill over. Maybe not the case in the photo above but the mid rift gets it nonetheless!

You can work off a #MuffinTop by increasing your cardiovascular output and completing exercises to tone the middle region. Strengthening your core will make it firmer and thus the skin more taught around the lower abdominal area.

15 minutes on the treadmill, cross trainer, 3×10 leg raises, 3×10 abdominal roll outs, bosu ball crunches, Captain’s chair knee tucks. These are just a few exercises that will help with that hard to go bit of subcutaneous lipid layer. Stay tuned where I will discuss #nutrition and #PureLoser, lifestyle changes to help aid in the tightening and shrinkage of the waistline.

Stay #SLFit people. x

Spencer R Lissamore – Certified Level 3 Personal Trainer and Online Coach


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