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post #1 of 29
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Does anyone know some good exercises to help tighten up your stomach, thighs, and your behind.

I walk on my treadmill every day, but this doesn't seem to help my stomach, thighs or my behind.

I will like to tighten up those, but just don't know what to do.
post #2 of 29
Belinda have u ever tried an exercise ball? They are a lot of fun and come with a chart of great exercises.
post #3 of 29
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I have never tried one of those, I might look into that.

Thanks for the suggestion. I hope I don't fall off of it if I get one.
post #4 of 29
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I have never tried one of those, I might look into that.

Thanks for the suggestion. I hope I don't fall off of it if I get one.
If I told you how many times I fell off of that thing Just staying on helps with muscle tone.
post #5 of 29
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If I told you how many times I fell off of that thing Just staying on helps with muscle tone.
Well that makes me feel better, I wouldn't wanna be the only one who fell off of it.
post #6 of 29
Have you tried yoga? I swear just the breathing exercises help with tummy control!!!
post #7 of 29
Have you tried pilates? It does a very good job of toning, lengthening and stretching your muscles. It also makes you more flexible. It's also low impact so you can't really hurt youself unless you push yourself more than your body is telling you to. There are many dvds ( I like Gaiam)that you can do at home along with classes that are offered either in a pilates studio or even a membership at a gym. I go to the Summit, which is a gym where a lot of college students go along with all other ages. The prices are extremely low compared to any other gym in our area. I get my moneys worth just by the fact that I can take any class, play tennis, rock climb, etc. It's great. Hope this helps...as I ramble on.
post #8 of 29
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I went to the store a little while ago and bought some dvd's, now I just gotta make myself do them.
post #9 of 29
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I went to the store a little while ago and bought some dvd's, now I just gotta make myself do them.
HAHA!! Thats my problem too. I actually ordered some stuff off tv last year(cant think what its called) but anyhoo its been used *maybe* twice.

I say every day I am going to get up to the gym, and I just cant make myself do it!! *grumbles*
post #10 of 29
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HAHA!! Thats my problem too. I actually ordered some stuff off tv last year(cant think what its called) but anyhoo its been used *maybe* twice.

I say every day I am going to get up to the gym, and I just cant make myself do it!! *grumbles*
I know, but once you start making yourself do it then it becomes a routine and then it is not so hard.

It is just making yourself do it to start with.

post #11 of 29
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I know, but once you start making yourself do it then it becomes a routine and then it is not so hard.

It is just making yourself do it to start with.

Yeah I was SO routine about it before I had my daughter and then afterwards I never really got back into it.(C section though too and couldnt) but........yes I need to get back in there, and SOON!!
post #12 of 29
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Well I still hadn't done my walking for today yet, still gotta do that.

post #13 of 29
For thighs and behind, and that general area that women have trouble with. I suggest Walking lunges with weights. They blast your thighs and butt like crazy. I have been doing them for a couple of months, and my quads are rock hard, and my butt get more toned by the day!! I LOVE walking lunges, thwy are a glute godsend
post #14 of 29
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For thighs and behind, and that general area that women have trouble with. I suggest Walking lunges with weights. They blast your thighs and butt like crazy. I have been doing them for a couple of months, and my quads are rock hard, and my butt get more toned by the day!! I LOVE walking lunges, thwy are a glute godsend

How do you do them?

Maybe one of those dvd's I bought has something like that on them.
post #15 of 29
I highly recommend this: Beginning Pilates

Within 4-6 weeks I had a flat stomach and ab muscles. NEVER in my life have I had that. I would have a semi-flat stomach, but it would still jiggle like jell-o, no matter how many situps or crunchs I did.

Oh and you will have the thighs of a dancer afterwards.
post #16 of 29
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I might hafta see if Wal-Mart has that
post #17 of 29
Sits ups (stomach), lunges and squats for everything
post #18 of 29
Jogging outdoors can work wonders but if that's not your thing then I would recommend jumping rope. Start out for 5 min., work your way up to 15 by the end of the week, and so on.
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post #20 of 29
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Sits ups (stomach), lunges and squats for everything


I hate doing sit ups
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post

I can probably do that, I even have some of those weight, I am supposed to walk with them.
post #22 of 29
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I can probably do that, I even have some of those weight, I am supposed to walk with them.
Yeah, do that Belinda!! It will be amazing for your glutes and quads...Glutes is the "saddlebag" area that woman have.

Use the weights, and try to do like 3 sets of 16 alternating..your legs will hurt the next day though, so don't do it 2 days in a row.

Good luck!!

P.S. Situps aren't really effective unless you are doing cardio to get rid of the fat on top of the abs as well...are you doing any cardio? Are you walking?
post #23 of 29
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I hate doing sit ups

lol sorry. you know if you have a really good bed or something comfy, i hook my feet into the bed head so i can do sit ups without falling over (just like when someone holds your feet down) and you can fall backwards when you're done!
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
Yeah, do that Belinda!! It will be amazing for your glutes and quads...Glutes is the "saddlebag" area that woman have.

Use the weights, and try to do like 3 sets of 16 alternating..your legs will hurt the next day though, so don't do it 2 days in a row.

Good luck!!

P.S. Situps aren't really effective unless you are doing cardio to get rid of the fat on top of the abs as well...are you doing any cardio? Are you walking?

Yes I walk on the treadmill every day, sometimes I walk two miles. I hafta walk, I have bad bones, and my doctor wants me to try and get good bones.
post #25 of 29
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Yes I walk on the treadmill every day, sometimes I walk two miles. I hafta walk, I have bad bones, and my doctor wants me to try and get good bones.
Do you take a calcium supplement?
post #26 of 29
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lol sorry. you know if you have a really good bed or something comfy, i hook my feet into the bed head so i can do sit ups without falling over (just like when someone holds your feet down) and you can fall backwards when you're done!
That is a good idea
post #27 of 29
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Do you take a calcium supplement?
Yes I take 1200 mgs of calcium a day, plus I take 70mgs of Fosamax once a week.
post #28 of 29
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That is a good idea
Thank you *bows*
post #29 of 29
An elyptical strider can provide a good workout. You can really extend your legs in the stride and tighten buttocks at the same time. You can also work the upper body by pushing forward or pulling way back and just flex all over. I'm using the compact model from Sharper Image, paid $250 for it but I like the Gazelle better -- under $100 at Walmart. It has more range and better handhold. The buttocks can be tightened by flexing with any leg movement ---- not that I do it --- not that I'm in great shape. I dabble.
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