Hey everyone! Hope you are all having a great week so far! Today I wanted to talk to you about trouble zones. I have a lot of clients ask about the triceps area, inner thigh and the abdominal area. I like to call it the trifecta of trouble zones. So let’s break it down. What are these muscles and how can we start to target them in our workouts?
The Triceps brachii muscle is the large muscle on the back of the upper arm. It helps to straighten the elbow. Unfortunately this is one of the most common places that people are concerned about after weight loss surgery.
The Inner thigh is a bit more complicated. It has several muscles that help with flexion and rotation of the thigh. The muscles here are the pectineus, gracilis, adductor brevis, adductor longus and the adductor magnus. This is another place people will notice that skin tends to be softer and less firm.
The abdominal muscles are made up of the rectus abdominis, external abdominal oblique, internal abdominal oblique and transverse abdominis. All of these muscles make up core stability and movement for our body. They help to protect our spine and our organs. Most of us just think of a six-pack, but they provide much much more. So it is important to keep them strong. Unfortunately that is a really really common place we tend to store more and more fat and what seems to be the last place we lose from. Best thing to do for this and all areas for weight loss is have a food journal, drink water and stay consistent with low intensity exercise!