Back fat as the name suggests is accumulation of flesh on your lower and mid back just above the butt. Women are generally curvy and have a natural butt posterior that makes them slim on the top and little fluffy on the lower body. However, recently it has been noticed that the back fat has made its appearance which not only disfigures the curvy shape but also is an invitation to a number of diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure etc.
One of the major causes identified with back fat in women is the way they adorn the bra. Majority of the women tend to put it on, the wrong way leading to accumulation of fat on the back. The three main reasons of fat accumulating on back are as follows.
1.Improper way of wearing the Bra
A lot of women tend to wear the Bra in an improper manner. When the clasp is fastened, you should pull it back to anchor below the blades of the shoulder. When the back of the bra is not adjusted properly it pushes the skin up and causes back fat.
2.Bra with a big hand size
If you wear a bra where the band size is too big then it can cause back fat. If the band is not tight enough it can cause back fat.
3.A Skimpy Bra
A skimpy Bra is another cause of fat accumulating on the back. It’s more advisable to wear a Bra with a wider back rather than a skimpy one
Lifestyle causes of back fat
Most of us have desk jobs which include sitting for long hours and devoid of any physical activity. This leads to accumulation of fats not only on the back but the entire body as well. Apart from these, what you eat on a daily basis is also responsible for back fat. Gorging on junk food and not adequate exercise can lead to fat formation. Our natural ageing process can also lead to fat formation as the skin loses its firmness and tends to sag.
Exercises for losing back fat
Pull Ups are an excellent way to reduce back fat as it tones muscles and burns the fat. You can do this twice in repetition for better effects.
This is primarily an exercise for chest and upper body but can be very useful for the back as well. Start with the standard push up pose and engage the back as you get lower into a contracted pose. Keep your focus on the downward movement to apply pressure on the back. This can be done for a couple of sets of ten each day.
Rowing machines are one of the best back fat workouts. The rowing movements target the back and you get a sculpted and toned posterior.
Place your knee on the table or bench. Keep some weight around 3-5 pounds in your hand. Bend slightly forward making sure that your back is flat. Pull back the arm in a rowing position. The upper body should contract and elbow should be at the side. Repeat with the other arm in a set of 12.
Yoga is also a good way for getting rid of the excess back fat. Exercises like Side Fierce, warrior and half moon can help a lot in reducing the back fat.
Apart from this changes in lifestyle can eating habits can go a long way in helping to shed the excess pounds and get back in shape.