Skinny and Curvy?

24 Mar

Do anyone have any good workout/nutrition tips for loosing weight, but staying curvy. I’d like a smaller waist (I suppose like everyone), but don’t want to have a “straight” body. Perhaps working out less and maintaining a healthy reduced calorie diet is the best way to go.. any thoughts or advice??

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8 Responses to “Skinny and Curvy?”

  1. avocadogirl March 24, 2007 at 9:59 am #

    I’m a raw yogini. I find that this work best for me.
    What do you currently do at the moment?

  2. dothejanefonda March 24, 2007 at 12:52 pm #

    I admire your raw diet. I have been a lacto-ovo-pescetarian for a bit over 10 years now. That means I still include milk, eggs, and fish into my diet. I have been a vegetarian for so long, I could never imagine eating meat again. I eat healthy foods in general, love veggies and love to cook. I am particularly really into vegetable juice-fresh!-with carrot, beet, spinach etc. I live off Trader Joe’s frozen vegetable mixs-delicious and inexpensive. In the winter, I was big on making soups, now I make at home iced teas.

  3. Anonymous April 25, 2007 at 7:30 pm #

    Lift weights! By regularly stimulating muscle growth, you can completely reshape your body. Weight training allows you to lose fat and increase your muscle mass at the same time, so you can have larger firmer glutes, and a broader upper body with a tight waist, making your proportions look musch more balanced.

  4. dothejanefonda April 25, 2007 at 8:45 pm #

    Any recommended weight training moves? I assume crunches or alternative abdominal work. Other ideas?

  5. Mizzi May 10, 2007 at 4:16 am #

    Pilates style exercise can give a streamlined appearance without bulk.

    Another one I really like is called ‘The Bar Method’.

    It really tones you but keeps the muscles small and long because the muscles are stretched at the end of each exercise.

  6. Roxayy September 30, 2007 at 3:44 pm #

    Hi there! i have the same question..i would love to lose weight off my stomach and get my body tones but i must admit i do have some nice curves and i really dont want to lose them! any suggestions to what i could do??

  7. help April 14, 2008 at 8:41 am #

    Hi, I have some suggestions, but first of all, you have to realize that every body is different, and your body just may not be the perfect hourglass that you imagine. Now – it’s important to use weights, and eat clean (check out The Eat Clean Diet) to be healthy, but with the right exercises you can achieve the curvy look.

    The following exercises require dumb bells, and a weight bar, and need to be performed at high-intensity, meaning: do them fast. 10 – 15 reps, 3 sets, 30 seconds or less rest between sets, and 1 min rests between exercises. It is a pretty tough workout so I suggest start with lighter weights, and 2 sets.

    lower body:

    bar squats
    dumb bell lunges w/ step
    dumb bell steps (bring knee as high as possible)
    leg extensions
    leg curls
    butt blasters
    dead lifts
    hip abduction
    hip adduction
    calf raises
    crunches
    reverse crunches
    bicycle crunches
    plank – hold for 30+ seconds

    upper body:

    dumb bell curls
    triceps extension
    hammer curls
    dumb bell press
    dumb bell rows
    lateral dumb bell raise
    flat dumb bell flys

    do this followed by a 20 or more minute, moderate-intensity cardio (i.e. bicycling, swimming, jog), 2-3 x a week. Of course it’s good to get at least 30 mins a day of moderate exercising like walks – they really do help.

    Don’t forget to warm up for at least 10 minutes before working out. And if you’re dedicated you’ll see results!

    Hope this helps ;]

  8. help April 14, 2008 at 8:43 am #

    Hi, I have some suggestions, but first of all, you have to realize that every body is different, and your body just may not be the perfect hourglass that you imagine. Now – it’s important to use weights, and eat clean (check out The Eat Clean Diet) to be healthy, but with the right exercises you can achieve the curvy look.

    The following exercises require dumb bells, and a weight bar, and need to be performed at high-intensity, meaning: do them fast. 10 – 15 reps, 3 sets, 30 seconds or less rest between sets, and 1 min rests between exercises. It is a pretty tough workout so I suggest start with lighter weights, and 2 sets.

    lower body:

    bar squats
    dumb bell lunges w/ step
    dumb bell steps (bring knee as high as possible)
    leg extensions
    leg curls
    butt blasters
    dead lifts
    hip abduction
    hip adduction
    calf raises
    crunches
    reverse crunches
    bicycle crunches
    plank – hold for 30+ seconds

    upper body:

    dumb bell curls
    triceps extension
    hammer curls
    dumb bell press
    dumb bell rows
    lateral dumb bell raise
    flat dumb bell flys

    do this followed by a 20 or more minute, moderate-intensity cardio (i.e. bicycling, swimming, jog), 2-3 x a week. Of course it’s good to get at least 30 mins a day of moderate exercising like walks – they really do help.

    Don’t forget to warm up for at least 10 minutes before working out. And if you’re dedicated you’ll see results!

    Hope this helps ;]

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