If you are a voluptuous woman, tone your body by accentuating your assets! Voluptuous women can make the mistake of trying to become too thin. I can’t emphasize this point enough. Because of your body type, you look terrible when you become too thin!
Voluptuous women are typically curvy with extra padding, especially in the butt, hips and thighs. Don’t try to lose your curves. Shape and tone those curves to bring out your best body.
You will need to burn body fat. When your body shrinks and loses inches, your curves are displayed at their best. Don’t concentrate too much on the weight scale. You could be the same weight and have a totally different body. For example, its not uncommon for voluptuous women to lose 20 pounds of fat mass and gain 20 pounds of lean mass. Even though you would weigh the same on the scale, your body would be much leaner. So, you should have your body fat percentage measured weekly to see if your body is changing to lean and toned.
So how should voluptuous women exercise? Full body circuit weight training (including body weight exercises) will tone your body in general. Always take a full body approach to exercising and use specific exercises to target your problem areas.
As for your lower body, these exercises are great for burning fat: single leg squats and squats of all types, lunges, step ups, leg curls and cable leg abductions/adductions.
Jump training (plyometrics) and other high-speed exercises are a must for voluptuous women. Plyometrics and high-speed training will give your body better definition and give you faster results. That is why athletes’ bodies are so well defined. Good jump training exercises are squat jumps, pike jumps, jump rope and box jumps.
As for cardio exercise, sprint interval training is one of the best body sculptors available. Avoid long, steady-state cardio sessions (defined as 40 minutes or more) unless you are a beginner or recovering from illness or injuries. Too many long cardio sessions will waste away your muscle mass. More muscle mass helps you burn fat.
Another effective exercise technique for voluptuous women would be to do cardio blasts.