I want to lose weight from my butt and thighs. Is it better to use the stair climber or the treadmill? I currently do 15 minutes on the stair climber. I find losing weight from hips a bit difficult.
Losing weight from hips and thighs
Unfortunately, we can’t pick and choose where we’d like to lose weight. So whether you want to slim your thighs, tummy or arms, the rules are pretty much the same: You need to burn more calories than you’re taking in. And you can do that with any type of exercise. The best type is the one you enjoy most. That way you’ll stick with it.
To achieve your goal, the most important thing you need to work on is increasing how long you’re exercising. Your current 15-minute workout is a good start. Now try to slowly increase your exercise time up to about 45 minutes at least five days a week for optimal weight loss results. You don’t mention how much you weigh, but let’s take a person who weighs 150 pounds. That person burns about 100 calories exercising on the stair climber for 15 minutes.
If you up that to 45 minutes, you can burn about 300. At that rate, exercising five days a week, you can expect to lose about ½-pound a week – a healthy amount that you’ll be more likely to keep off than if you lose weight quickly. If you want to up that amount, increase your exercise to an hour and cut back on how much you’re eating by about 200 calories a day. You should then lose about a pound a week. If your schedule doesn’t allow you to fit in a single hour-long bout of exercise, you can break it up into two or three shorter sessions a day.
To shape up your butt and thighs, you need to burn off excess fat by doing aerobic exercise such as the stair climber or treadmill. Losing weight it might be a difficult, but you can speed up the process by firm up these areas with strength training exercises. Start by the trying squats, butt/hip extensions, and side hip raises. These exercises will help to tone and slim these areas more quickly.