Myth and Fact: Spot Reduction

Who wants to work for abs anyway?

Myth: You can burn fat from specific areas of the body by exercising those areas.

Fact: Contrary to what anyone may want you to believe, the phenomena of spot reduction has absolutely no factual basis. When you exercise you utilize energy produced by metabolizing fat from all regions of the body not just the specific muscles involved in the exercise. Performing sit-ups for example, will not trim the fat off your abs any more rapidly than off your buttocks, thighs, or arms. The exercise may firm up the area by increasing muscle tissue but will not make it disappear.

7 Minute Abs!

Scott Mailman

Atlasathletics1@yahoo.com

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