Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spot Reduction - Sorry Folks - Impossible

Infomercials and magazine ads will try to seduce you with tales of spot reduction techniques. Sorry folks, but there is no such thing as spot reduction.

Fat loss in our bodies is dependent upon genetics, gender, hormones and age. Total body fat must be reduced in order to see “toning" at various spots on the body. The body has areas that are first to get fat and the last area to become lean. Ironically, these are the ones we typically want to "spot reduce." This is generally the midsection in men and hips and thighs in women.

We've all witnessed person after person getting on abs machine. bopping up and and down, thinking somehow a 6-pack will appear. Sit-ups and ab machines will only exercise the muscles under the fat. If you want to see those abs, no matter who you are, you MUST get rid of the layer(s) of fat on your stomach that is covering them. This cannot be achieved by ab machines, sit-ups or any spot reduction. Same thing goes for those love handles, flabby thighs or flabby arms.

The fact remains that the only way to achieve “reduction” is to lose total body fat and gain muscle mass.

Stay tuned……….

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