If you have excess fat and weight around your knees how can you get rid of it? Unfortunately as with any other area of fat on your body there is no way to ‘spot reduce‘ and eliminate this fat directly. But don’t leave just yet because there is still a way to get rid of the fat.
Muscle building, weight training and toning exercises are vital to anyone who wants to target specific areas of the body for improvement. In fact working out with weights is the best way to strengthen muscles and shape them into something you can be proud of. Below are some exercises that will target and strengthen the knees, the more toned they are, the less likely the knees will look droopy and fatty.
Specific Exercises For The Knees
- Hammer Toss Squats
- Knee Lift/Captain’s Chair
- Leg Extensions
- Cycling - Another fantastic way to burn fat while working out the knees and legs at the same time
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However weight lifting alone won’t give you the body and knees you desire if you don’t get rid of the excess fat.
The Way To Get Rid Of The Fat
The best way to get rid of the fat is to combine weight training with a good cardio program and a healthy diet. Known as cross-training, this is the number one way to lose weight and develop muscle and keep healthy.
Cross-training works because it addresses everything your body needs to get into top physical condition. Working out with weights will make your muscles strong and toned, but those types of workouts do not do a great job of burning calories or diminishing excess fat.
Cardio exercises will burn off the fat that those knees have been hiding behind all those years. There are different levels of cardio, some high-impact and some low-impact, but they all use calories and burn off fat.
High-impact cardio exercises, like running, jogging, aerobics and skipping, burn a lot of calories in a relatively short amount of time. Lower-impact cardio routines, like walking, don’t burn as much fat, but they are easier on your body and are perfect for anyone who is just starting a new exercise program.
But The Fat On The Knees Still Wont Budge!
Just like weight gain, weight loss occurs throughout the entire body, not just one specific area.
Each individual has a different make up and a different order of where they lose weight first. Everyone is slightly different so some people will lose more weight from their stomach or knees first while others may lose it from their bottom and thighs. Often fat loss will occur in the place it was most recently put on.
If your stomach started gaining first then this will most likely be the very last place for the fat to disappear from. As long as you keep working at it you will lose the weight from all over the body.
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