Tone Your Trouble Zones

Two Total Gym Trouble Tone Zone Workouts

Get rid of arm flab

Did you ever think to yourself, where on earth did that fat come from? Did it happen overnight? How the heck does it go away? We’re talking about that unwanted, unnecessary fat that seemed to appear overnight in the trouble zone areas!

We all have our own personal trouble zone spots. A trouble zone is an area of our body where extra fat deposits build up which can leave us feeling self-conscious and frustrated. The best way to tackle the problem is with diet and exercise. It is difficult to spot-reduce fat in specific areas, however it is possible to build up the muscle underneath the skin to tighten, tone and reduce the fat for a better appearance. This is done with a workout that focuses on specific movements that target the trouble zone areas.

Some trouble zone areas of the body are commonly known as arm flab (triceps), legs rubbing (inner thighs), sagging butt (glutes) and pudge belly (abs). If one of these is your biggest enemy, don’t give up and let it get the best of you; with a little patience, hard work and dedication – along with diet and exercise – you can kiss that stubborn fat good-bye!

This workout will blast that unwanted fat off the trouble zones and tone up the area by replacing the fat with muscle. Be patient; just as it didn’t appear overnight, it won’t disappear overnight. This workout, along with following a clean diet, will deliver the results efficiently and effectively.

The Trouble Tone Zone Prescription

Do this workout two to three times a week along with following a clean diet and doing cardio exercises to burn off extra calories.
Perform each Trouble Tone Zone exercise 12-15 times, then transition directly to the next exercise with little to no rest. Rest once the entire workout circuit has been completed.
Cycle through this continuous workout circuit for two to three sets.
• For an extra challenge, add in a minute of cardio exercises between the Trouble Tone Zone exercises, then repeat from the top.
• Increase the incline for an added challenge and to change the workout slightly.

The Trouble Tone Zone Workout

Level 2-4 on the tower
Begin kneeling and facing the tower.

Exercises for Flabby Arms

1. Kneeling tricep press backs
2. Seated reverse arm circles
Transition to one cable, seated sideways.

Exercises for Inner Thighs

1. Cable inner thigh straight leg pulls
2. Cable inner thigh circles
Transition to supine, head towards tower.

Exercises for Butt Toning

1. Bridge butt lifts
2. Single leg bridge butt lifts and pulses

Exercises for Tightening Abs

1. Reverse crunches
Transition to a plank with feet towards tower and hands on floor/squat stand (plank position)
2. Pikes and side pikes

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Maria Sollon

Maria Sollon Scally MS, CSCS holds a Master’s Degree in Performance Enhancement/Injury Prevention and Kinesiology. She has obtained numerous certifications in various areas of fitness and is a national conference presenter. Maria specializes in Pilates, Performance Coaching, and Corrective Exercise Techniques and Kettlebells. She is the creator of the Plyo Pilates Method and has developed a series of amazing workout DVDs. She is a Master Trainer for Total Gym, Resist-a-Ball, Body Blade, Peak Pilates, Kettle Bell Concepts and is a freelance writer for Fitness accredited magazines, newsletters, and fitness blog sites. Maria demonstrates her knowledge each day and uses her dynamic creativity throughout her specialized line of work. (purchasable workout videos) (workout clips)

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. A photo or quick description of each exercise would be extremely helpful!!!!!

  2. No this article did not help. I am a total beginner and reading it was like reading a foreign language to me. Pictures would definitely be a much better way to explain things

  3. stupid

  4. I agree. No pictures, explanation and vague terms that aren’t explained make this impossible. I tried following links to find further info to no avail.

  5. Not really!!! It would be nice to know what exactly your talking about. I am a visual person, so maybe some pics or something!

  6. I agree with Helen!!!! There isn’t any short video or description of any of the exercises!!

  7. Yeah, without photos, this story is pointless. I don’t mean to be persnickety, but this article was obviously written for people without much previous workout knowledge. All the technical exercise terms mean nothing to a beginner.

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