Best Exercises for Pear Shapes to Slim Down

By Joanna 10/06/2014 In
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If you are a Pear Shape or an A Shape, you tend to store more weight on your hips, bottom and thighs, with a smaller upper body. What I hear most is that you think you look out of proportion, so in order to balance the body as a whole, we want to slim down the lower body (cardio workouts) and build tone into the upper body (strength workouts).

Equipment: One heavy dumbbell (at least 4-6kgs or more), this is to work on your upper body. No weights needed for the lower body.

Method: Alternate between Upper Body Strength Training and Lower Body Cardio.

Duration: 11 minutes per circuit (Beginner: 2 circuits, Intermediate: 3 circuits, Advance: 4 circuits). Perform this 3 times weekly for 4-6 weeks to see results.

1) One-Arm Shoulder Press Squats (x10)
2) Burpees (x15)
3) One-Arm Row Lunge (x10)
4) Wide Jumping Jacks (x15)
5) 3-1 Push-Ups (x10)
6) In & Outs (x15)
7) Tricep Extensions (x10)
8) Kangaroo Hops (x15)
9) Crunches with Leg Extensions (x15)
10) Plank Jacks (x15)

Examples of pear-shaped celebrities include Kim Kardashian, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Lopez, America Ferrera and more. Remember we are all equally beautiful, with different body shapes and sizes. =)

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