Changing the shape of your body can only be achieved by reducing body fat and or increasing muscle mass. These are the only two tissues that can be significantly altered to change body shape.
When it comes to increasing muscle mass there is only one way to do it. Resistance exercise (strength training) programs that apply the progressive overload principle are the only thing that has ever been show to significantly increase muscle mass. In other words, if you are not lifting weights and progressing to more challenging workouts you will never add muscle to your body or change the shape of your muscles.
Take Home Message: To change your body shape you either need to change your diet (to reduce body fat) and or strength train at a high level of intensity (effort). Training at a high level of effort can be difficult to achieve without extra coaching and guidance.
To help you reach your muscle shaping goals MEDFITNESS if offering a Spring Shape Up for only $99. The Shape Up includes 4 one-on-one workouts that target specific body parts. Whether your goal is to shape your shoulders, build your arms or tone your legs this program can help you get there. Ask your Fitness Instructor for details on our Spring Shape Up.
Richard J. Wolff, RD, LDN