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5 Useless Exercises That Won’t Help You Lose Weight

Squats

They’re always considered to be one of the most effective exercises for firming the lower abdomen and thighs. But if you have excess weight and your muscles are covered in fat deposits, doing squats will make these parts of the body look even larger. Moreover, this exercise will just pump up the leg muscles. What you should do instead is, don't get carried away with barbell squats. At the outset, squat without weights. Do 20 to 30 reps for 4 to 5 sets, with breaks between them no longer than 30 to 40 seconds.

Side tilts with weightsMost girls do side tilts with dumbbells or other types of weights to achieve beautiful washboard abs. But you should know that this exercise develops the obliques while visually enlarging the stomach and making the waist less noticeable. You should instead witch to tilts without weights, or use dumbbells no heavier than 3 to 4 lbs. Furthermore, do not perform this exercise more than once per week.

Adduction and abduction of the hips in sitting positionActually, the outer and inner thighs can be the most problematic areas when it comes to combating body fat. Many ladies are actively doing machine weight-assisted hip exercises at the gym in the aim of getting slimmer without knowing that such power training doesn't lead to weight loss. However, there's a right way to do it, the first thing is to stop doing the machine weight-assisted abduction exercise, and replace it with weight-free lunges.

Push-upsThe technique is very convenient since it requires no additional equipment and can be easily done at home. But keep in mind that you shouldn't overdo it, because push-ups strengthen the pectoral muscles, the triceps brachii, and the triceps. And therefore if you have excess weight, exercising these muscles will make your arms and shoulders appear even larger. Experts suggest that you should replace push-ups with planking. This will help to strengthen major muscle groups and tighten the stomach

Weight-assisted back exercisesAccording to experts, the back strengthening exercises are crucial for anyone doing power training. But performing them frequently and with heavy weights can cause your back to become too wide, thus ruining your figure's feminine proportions. Instead, you should do back exercises no more than once a week, using a small weight. Your warm-up before each workout must include hyperextensions, because this will help to strengthen the back muscles without increasing muscle mass.

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