Erin Stern brings an insightful approach to working out and getting in shape. In a recent YouTube video, Erin Stern shares six exercises to banish body fat around the bra area.
“I keep getting messages asking what exercises can help banish bra fats. Now, before we get into the actually workout, it’s important to understand that we cannot spot reduce.”
Erin Stern quickly rose to prominence, winning numerous titles and accolades. She earned her IFBB Pro Card in 2008 and went on to capture the prestigious title of Ms. Figure Olympia in 2010 and 2012. Stern’s success on the competitive stage solidified her reputation as one of the top figures in the sport.
Erin Stern has used her knowledge of health and fitness to provide valuable guidance and inspiration to her fans. Through social media, Stern offers a diverse range of content, including workout routines, nutrition tips, and motivational messages aimed at helping individuals achieve their fitness goals.
Erin Stern Shares 6 Exercises To Target “Bra Fats”
In one of her latest videos, Erin Stern reveals that many fans ask how to eliminate the fat that appears around the bra line.
“For example, the bra fat area tends to be here and also back here. So, you’ve got a couple of different areas that could be improved upon. And the only way to really reduce body fat here or here or under your abs is to just get into a caloric deficit and reduce your overall body fat percentage.”
- Close Grip Pull Down To Stomach
- Cross Body Chest Press
- Mini Band Chest Supported Row
- Incline Flye With A Wrist Twist
- Incline Pullover
- Forward Lean Pushdowns
Close Grip Pull Down To Stomach
With the first exercise, Stern emphasizes the importance of not using momentum and maintaining a 45-degree angle.
“For this exercise, you want to make sure that the cable knee pads are set up to where they will lock you in and you’re not using momentum at all. Feet are flat on the floor and you’re going to grasp the bar. Make sure that your upper body is at about a 45-degree angle and you’re going to pretty much stay at that angle” Stern said.
Cross Body Chest Press
Next, to determine how many reps to complete for this exercise, Stern recommends starting on the your non-dominant side.
“It can be a good idea to start with your non-dominant side and let that dictate the number of reps you do on the dominant side.
You’re going to grasp the handle, feet shoulder-width apart, keep your core nice and tight and you want to think about pushing the handle across your body.”
Mini Band Chest Supported Row
Moving into the next move, Stern reminds followers of its intensity because of the added resistance so she suggests going lighter.
“Now, for this exercise you’re going to go just a bit lighter than you would normally go because the mini band adds a level of resistance that can make it pretty tough.”
“I grasp the dumbbells and sort of fling them over the top and then I make sure that my chest is supported by the bench the pad, and the bench you want it set up to about a 45-60-degree angle.”
Incline Flye With A Wrist Twist
The wrist twist is the secret to this next exercise allowing for a more targeted approach to the outer chest.
“This wrist twist is going to make all the difference in the world for really targeting the outer chest. For incline flyes, whatever you do, I would just go maybe 5-10 pounds lighter just to get a feel for this exercise.”
“You want your glutes flat on that seat, your feet flat on the floor, back flat on the pad, and of course, you want your head nice and neutral.”
“So each rep that you do, I want you to think about just getting a little bit more of a stretch. Make sure it’s comfortable you don’t want to force anything but this is a great way to get that good stretch on the muscle which is important for muscle growth.”
Stern continues to highlight the significance of using lighter weights to ease into the exercise.
“Keep in mind that with the incline pullover, you’re going to use less weight than you would for the regular pullover.
Just important to note: always go lighter than you think and you can use that as a warm-up set or just do a few reps to gauge how it feels. It’s a little bit of a different exercise.”
Forward Lean Pushdowns
The final move is the hardest of them all because it targets the long head of the tricep which is difficult to hit. Though this is a tricky one, it helps with toning and tightening as well as adding muscle.
“Now, with the forward lean, you’re going to be hitting the long head of the triceps which is tough to hit and this is the back part of the arm and of course, this is right where that bra goes. So, you’re going to be tightening this area by adding muscle here.”
“For the forward lean, you can either keep your feet shoulder-width apart and lean forward or you can use a staggered stance.”
In addition to the workout provided above, Erin Stern has previously shared other ways to build arms and also gave a guide on how much should be lifted safely. While the area of fat around the bra line requires a more well-rounded training session, Stern has fans covered with a range of workouts, like her Superhero body routine.
Erin Stern’s distinctive training insights offer invaluable guidance to both bodybuilding enthusiasts and those seeking to enhance their fitness levels.