Yeah…I recognize that was not the most appealing title for a blog post, but those are topics that come up A LOT for the women we work with here at Empowered Fitness. For men, it’s more often the beer gut and the man boobs.
And the question surrounding those trouble spots is “how do I get rid of them?”
I’m bringing you the honest answer, which may be counterintuitive to what you have been taught or believe…
You CANNOT spot reduce body fat.
Crunches alone won’t reduce belly fat. Tricep extensions alone won’t reduce fat on the back of your arms. Leg lifts alone won’t make the fat on your outer thighs vanish.
It’s never the answer people want to hear, but it’s the truth.
So, what to do?
The only answer is to reduce overall body fat through a combination of proper nutrition, full body strength training, cardio, stress management, hydration, and good sleep.
Here at Empowered Fitness, we provide clients with all the fitness and nutrition resources they need to get the results they want, whether it’s reducing belly fat, arm fat, or leg fat, and more! And the best part is that because we’re focused on reducing overall body fat, your entire body will become more lean and defined.
We think that’s a win! ;-)
And if you want to get a feel for the kind of workout you can do to support all of the above from the comfort of your home, check this out!
Set a timer for 20 minutes. Do each exercise for 1 minute, and then move on to the next, completing 4 circuits. The idea is to push at 100% intensity, until you just HAVE to rest, you then rest for as long as you need to before you jump back in. We call it Rest Based Training. Continue like this until the 20 minutes are up, resting as often as you need to. The mantra is ''Push until you cant, rest until you can.'' Have fun!
Narrow grip pushups
Alternating leg lunges
Let us know how it goes! :-)
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