Whether you’ve already had your first CoolSculpting treatment or are planning some body sculpting sessions in the near future, exercise is essential for maintaining your results and improving your health. The mood boosting, toning and cardio benefits coupled with the amazing results from your fat freezing sessions will motivate you to continue getting healthier overall.
Summer will be here in just a few months, so now is the perfect time to start getting into shape and adopting a fitness plan that will enhance and maintain the results from your body sculpting treatments. Cardio, flexibility and resistance training are all important elements of a fitness plan but it also helps to know which exercises target common problem areas—a great example is the tummy. Many patients target this area during their CoolSculpting sessions, so we thought we would share two excellent moves for reducing belly fat.
The Plank. When it comes to trimming down belly fat, this is an all-time favorite of many athletes, trainers and celebrities. From pushup position, bend your elbows 90 degrees so they are directly under your shoulders and then balance yourself on your forearms. Your body should form a straight line from head to toe. To start, simply hold the position for 30 to 45 seconds. Do several sets each time, and work your way up to two minutes or more. This move also tones your core, glutes, arms and shoulders and makes your back stronger and more resilient.
Lunge Twist. This is another good move for maintaining your fat freezing results from CoolSulpting sessions. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and slightly bend your knees. Bend our elbows at a 90 degree next to your hips. Lunge forward with your right leg while rotating your torso and arms to your right. Then rotate back to center while pushing off of your right foot to return to your starting position. Start with three sets of 12 on each side.