Body sculpting requires time and effort. It’s not just about staying fit and lose weight. Body sculpting means shaping your body the best way possible through specific types of workout and diet, among other things. It means you have clear goals and you also need to be very disciplined and persistent. Body sculpting most commonly includes the following:
1. Targeted workout
Just like in every other aspect of life, when it comes to working out, quality always beats quantity. If you aim to have a sculpted body, then you have to work out smartly, not excessively.
First of all, do cardio exercises. They will improve your cardiovascular system but they will also help you burn more calories without reducing your muscle mass, which is essential in body sculpting. The intense cardio workout will also increase the production of the growth hormone in your body. Don’t do more than 20 minutes of cardio workout; otherwise, you’ll get bored and waste your muscles for nothing. Next, include bodyweight and dumbbell exercises in your workout routine. It will help you burn more fat.
2. Following a strict diet
Your regular workout will bring you the most benefits if you combine it with an appropriate diet. If you do bodyweight and cardio exercises to increase your muscle mass, it won’t do much difference if you don’t eat nutritious food that helps build muscle mass, as well as burn the excess fat. Most experts recommend eating 5 or 6 small, well-balanced meals per day. Each meal should provide you with wholesome carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, and proteins. Eat various foods to ensure a sufficient number of vitamins and minerals, too.
3. Additional tools
At one point, you’ll probably notice that fat simply won’t go from certain parts of your body. It won’t matter how much you exercise and how disciplined you are when it comes to a healthy diet. That stubborn fat gets in the way of your perfectly sculpted body. This where you should consider special treatments to shape your body the way you want. If someone suggested you fat freezing, you would probably ask: “Sorry, but what is fat freezing and how could it help me anyway?” Well, it’s a targeted, non-invasive procedure that freezes away unwanted fat. It is highly effective and, what’s best, you don’t need days to recover from it.
Another alternative is using radiofrequency to break up fat cells on the problematic body parts. It also doesn’t require any downtime nor does it require a scalpel.
4. Little tricks for activating muscles
Additional help for sculpting your body is learning how to consciously activate your muscles even while you’re doing the usual daily activities. It will result in flattening your belly, engaging the whole core and strengthening your glutes and biceps. More precisely, it’s possible to tone your muscles through low-level intensity activities that you can do every single day. As a bonus, you will improve your body mechanics and your posture. Here’s what you should do:
- “zip up” your abdominals. It’s the same movement you do when you are trying to zip up very tight jeans. Pull your navel in and then up, which will lift your pelvic floor. This position will help you engage your core, thus flattening the belly.
- stand up straight and roll your shoulders down and back. Hold them in that position with the help of muscles between the shoulder blades.
- while bending and lifting, always use the large muscles on your legs (the quads, the glutes, and the hamstrings). When squatting down, keep your back straight.
- every time you’re getting up from a seated position, never use arms to support yourself. Use the sole strengths of your core and legs to stand up.
When you start working on your body sculpting, it’s important to stay devoted to the goal. Be patient with yourself and give yourself time to develop a habit out of it. Body sculpting is a process, so there will be ups and downs but the important thing is not to give up when an obstacle arises.