James Lemke, owner and trainer of Lemke’s Fitness & Training Co, has two favorite go-to exercises for some of those major trouble spots: the arms, back, glutes, and thighs. “First of all, I always recommend the push-up,” says Lemke. “There are so many variations to a push-up, so that you can target different parts of your arms and upper back as well as get your abdominals engaged.” FitSugar.com has great examples of the different types of push-ups that Lemke recommends adding to your workout routine to tighten and tone those arms. Another of Lemke’s favorites is what he calls “thrusters.” “Squat with dumbbells shoulder-level, and as you come up, press them into an overhead shoulder press,” he explained. This compound move will also get your heart pumping. Do this move on a Bosu ball for added abdominal engagement. Lemke recommends 2-3 sets with 12-15 reps per exercise.
Do keep in mind, you are your own worst critic. Those spots you perceive as being trouble are actually working for you. Work ‘em, girl!