Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Spot Reduction, No Can Do!!!

All these gimmicks and gadgets people are buying to shape up make me laugh - abdominal belts, leg shaping machines and butt toning products. Stop wasting your hard earned money and get to the gym. There is no way around hard work, the harder you work the more you are going to get out of it. Spot reduction does not exist.

Most people approach their trainer proclaiming, “I will like to lose weight here.” Let me be real with you.  If your trainer gives you a routine to help you lose fat in a specific area they are full of BS. No such thing as spot reduction.

Losing weight is a total body process.

Body fat is lost throughout in a pattern dependent upon genetics, sex (hormones), and age. So guess what, overall body fat must be lost in order to lose fat in any particular area.

Please pay attention to what I’m about to say. Only doing exercises in those troubling areas will build muscle under the FAT. So guys, doing a million sit-ups isn’t burning the fat in your gut, it’s just giving you abs of steal that no one can see. Ladies, doing a thousand lunges is making your legs strong enough to thrust kick your man in the jaw but, it’s not trimming the fat off of them.

Have you ever put on a pair of jeans after you’ve been training for a month and they seem to be tighter? UMMM yeah, you’ve been building the muscle underneath the fat without burning the fat. So this is what I’m suggesting, GO DO SOME DAMN CARDIO!!!! If you want to trim down, get lean and sexy, then you have to spend time on the cardio deck. That’s the only way. So do at least 30 minutes 3 to 4 times a week, then tell me how those jeans fit.