Lose Fat Upper Body

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Lose Fat Upper Body

 How to Get Rid of Upper Body Fat

Losing fat from the upper half of your body necessitates a combination of methods. To burn fat, you'll need to do some cardio exercises. To tone your muscles and get rid of that pesky back fat, work out your chest, arms, and back. Furthermore, eating a healthy diet can ensure that your hard work in the gym is not in vain.

Cardio Exercises for Fat Loss

If you can't make it to the gym, go for a run. If you don't have access to cycling or rowing machines but still want to get a good workout, running is a great option. Three times a week, try running for 20 to 30 minutes at a time. It makes no difference how fast you run as long as you go faster than you can walk. Running is a high-impact cardio workout, so if your feet or knees are bothering you, you should try something else.

For a lower-impact workout, try cycling. 

Cycling provides a similar workout to running, but with less impact on the legs. You can cycle inside on a stationary bike machine or outside on a bike. Cycling for 30 to 45 minutes three times a week is recommended. Increase the resistance on your bike or cycling machine if you find the ride is too easy.

Swimming is a great way to work out your entire body. 

Swimming works all of the muscles in your body and burns a lot of fat. You can use the basic freestyle stroke or mix in the other strokes for variety – butterfly, breast, and backstroke. The amount of time you can swim depends on your overall health, but start with 20 to 30 minutes three times a week.

For a low-impact exercise, take a walk. 

If you've been injured or don't yet have the stamina for a longer workout, walking is an excellent cardio exercise. 2–3 times per week, go for a 20–45-minute walk. You can walk in the park, on a treadmill, or on a gym track.

Each week, pick one or two of your favorite cardio exercises. 

Cardio should be done for 20 to 30 minutes two to three times a week. You can do the same cardio every day or vary it.  If you do cardio on Mondays and Wednesdays, for example, you could go for a walk on both days, or a walk one day and a swim the next.

Working Out Your Arms and Chest

To work your pectoral muscles, do a dumbbell bench press.

Lie down on a flat surface, such as a workout bench. Bring the dumbbells up to your sternum and hold them shoulder-width apart, palms facing each other. Make a 90-degree angle with your forearm and upper arm by rotating your arms so that your palms face out. Exhale as you raise the dumbbells with your chest muscles. At the top of the push, lock your arms and take a deep breath. As you inhale, slowly lower the weights.

  • This exercise should be done three times for a total of 8 to 10 reps.
  • Calculate the heaviest weight you can use for one rep to determine how much weight you should use. Then, for your regular set, figure out about 60 to 70% of that weight. If the heaviest weight you can use for a single rep is 10 lb (4.5 kg), your sets should be 6 lb (2.7 kg) dumbbells.
  • If the weight you're using starts to feel like it's not providing much resistance, repeat the heaviest weight test and adjust the weights you're using.

To strengthen your triceps, try a one-arm shoulder press. 

Standing with your legs slightly wider than shoulder width is a good way to start. Dumbbells should be held at your sides. This is your starting position: raise one dumbbell until it's level with your shoulder and your palm faces out. Exhale and raise the dumbbell to your full extension. Lower the dumbbell back down after a brief pause. Perform 8–10 reps before switching arms. Rep 3 times more.

To sculpt your back, do an upright row. 

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your legs about shoulder-width apart. With your palms facing your thighs, hold a dumbbell in each hand. Maintain a straight back and a slight bend in your elbows. As you exhale, raise the dumbbells to your shoulders, keeping them as close to your sides as possible. Lift the dumbbells as close to your chin as possible, keeping your elbows above your forearms. Hold the dumbbells for a second, then slowly lower them back down while inhaling.

  • Rep 3 times for a total of 10 to 12 reps.

Push-ups on an incline

 Take a seat on a bench or a raised platform. Position your hands slightly wider than shoulder width apart on the bench or platform. Return your feet to their original positions so that your body is straight and your arms are straight up from the platform. Maintain a straight body as you slowly lower yourself to the platform or bench's edge. Then raise your body until your arms are fully extended.

  • Rep for a total of three sets of 8 to 15 reps.

Extend your triceps. 

Lie down on a flat surface, such as a workout bench. With your arms at a 90-degree angle from the bench and your body, hold the dumbbells in front of you. Maintain a tucked-in elbow position with palms facing each other. Inhale and lower the dumbbells to your ears, bending your arms at the elbows, while keeping your upper arms stationary. Use your triceps to raise the dumbbells back up while exhaling when they reach your ears.

  • Rep for a total of three sets of 6 to 8 reps.

For your workout, choose two or three of these exercises. You don't have to complete all of these exercises. Instead, pick two or three to do on days when you're working on your chest and arms.

Muscle Sculpting for Your Back

Perform chin-ups. 

With your palms facing out and your arms slightly closer than shoulder-width apart, grab the chin-up bar. Your arms should be fully extended above your head, with your torso as straight as possible. Pull your body up until your head is level with the bar while exhaling. Hold this position with your biceps slightly squeezed, then slowly lower yourself back to your starting position with an exhale.

  • If you don't have the strength to do it on your own, enlist the help of a spotter to hold your legs for you.
  • Rep this for a total of 5 sets of 2 to 3 reps.

To strengthen your back and arms, try a dumbbell row.

Place your right hand on a workout bench and bend at the waist until your upper body is parallel to the floor. Pick up a dumbbell with your left hand from the floor and hold it with your palm facing your torso, arm extended, and back straight. Exhale as you raise the dumbbell slowly, bending your elbow and keeping your upper arm close to your torso. When the dumbbell reaches your chest, squeeze the back muscles. As you lower the dumbbell to the floor, take a deep breath.

  • Rep the move three times for a total of 8 to 10 reps on each side of your body.

Perform a rear delt raise while bending over.

Place two dumbbells slightly behind your legs and sit on the edge of a workout bench with your legs together. Reach for the dumbbells while bending at the waist, keeping your back straight and palms facing each other. Exhale as you lift the dumbbells out to the side until your arms are parallel to the floor, keeping your arms slightly bent at the elbows. Hold the dumbbells in place for 1 second before slowly lowering them while inhaling.

  • Rep this for three sets of six to eight reps.

Choose two or three exercises to include in your workout. You'll want to mix up how you work out your back to get more definition and fat loss. On back day, incorporating two or three of these exercises can help you achieve this.

Eating a Balanced Diet

To lose belly fat, eat three well-balanced meals per day.

Eating three well-balanced meals a day can help you lose weight. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean protein should all be included in each meal. Baked chicken breast, steamed vegetables, and brown rice, for example, make a well-balanced dinner.

Stop consuming carbonated beverages.

Even diet soda has been shown to increase belly fat. Drink flavored waters instead of soda, whether diet or regular. You can substitute carbonated water for soda if you miss the fizz. Energy drinks should also be eliminated from your diet. They have a lot of sugar in them. If you prefer, you can try sugar-free versions, but make sure to check the nutrition facts first.

To lose back fat, eat more fiber.

Fiber can help you feel fuller for longer, reducing your cravings for junk food. Because junk food's empty calories tend to build up in your back, eating more fiber can actually help you lose weight. Replace regular bread and pasta with whole wheat versions, and increase your intake of beans and nuts. 

  • You can, for example, use white pasta instead of whole wheat pasta and still enjoy your favorite pasta dishes.

Sugar should be eliminated from your diet.

Your body will produce more insulin and store more fat if you consume too much sugar. Stay away from sugary foods like candy and junk food. Check the nutrition label on your favorite foods as well; even low-sugar varieties may contain more sugar than you think. Each serving of food should contain no more than 0 to 2 grams (0.071 oz) of sugar.

If you're having trouble cutting sugar, start by substituting low-sugar foods for high-sugar foods. In your coffee, for example, you can use a natural sugar substitute like Truvia. Sugar-free versions of your favorite candy are also available.

Keep your portion sizes in check.

It doesn't matter what you're eating if you're not paying attention to how much you're eating at each meal. You can cut down on how much you eat by using a smaller plate for meals, pre-portioning snacks, and measuring your portions with measuring cups.

  • If you're serving your meals on a smaller plate, make sure that vegetables take up at least half of it.
  • To make your snacks, use snack-size food storage bags. If you buy a large bag of low-calorie popcorn, for example, divide it into several smaller bags. That way, you're less likely to eat the entire bag!

After dinner, don't eat anything.

If you eat too close to bedtime, your body will not have enough time to burn enough calories to prevent fat storage. After dinner, try not to eat anything else for the rest of the night. If you start to feel peckish, try drinking some water or tea.

If you must eat between dinner and bedtime, choose low-calorie foods such as vegetables.

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