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Pear Shaped? No Problem

Pear Shaped? No Problem


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I used to think my being naturally pear shaped would permanently prevent me from obtaining that bikini body I desired so deeply. I lived years thinking it simply was out of my grasp due to my genetics.

Boy was I wrong, thank goodness.

Being pear shaped has no bearing on our ability to achieve that hour glass bikini body we're seeking.

This week one of our FAB readers, Kristie, is also pear shaped and struggling with losing the weight. She has asked for my thoughts on the topic.

Check out the video to see what I had to say in detail.

In summary I give her 3 tips:


Kristie revealed to me that she is a runner and that she trains her lower body with weights.

What was missing from her email to me was any mention of weight training her upper body.

And as a pear shaped individual myself, I can attest that us pear shapes tend to focus too much on training our lower body, erroneously thinking that will help us to shrink those areas.

What inadvertently tends to happen unfortunately is that by ignoring our upper body, we actually shrink there. And by focusing our training on our lower body, we build the muscle and actually increase size there.

The result?

Precisely the opposite of what we want to achieve.


Kristie mentioned she's a distance runner, running between 10 and 15 miles per week.

The challenge with many distance runners is that they have a very difficult time putting on and keeping any muscle mass.

Just look at serious long distance runners and notice their body types.

Long and very lean.

Therefore Kristie should look at swapping out her long distance running for a different type of cardiovascular training that's more conducive to muscle growth and maintenance.

HIIT training (High Intensity Interval Training) such as sprints is a great alternative.


Kristie mentioned she had lost some weight at one point and gained it back again.

The #1 culprit is most likely diet.

Eating clean, eating at a caloric deficit, and doing so consistently is the only way to truly achieve the bikini body she's seeking.

Simply? You can't out exercise a bad diet.

Author: Kristin Shaffer

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