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07-02-2013, 01:57 PM
Spot fat reduction.
Many claim it is virtually impossible to reduce body fat from a specific area such as the obliques and abs area.
There have been many gimmicky types of apparatus brought out, none of which work.
In my view, the general consensus,that the body takes fat from "wherever", is pretty true, so its a total makeover.
Any views in this area? Smile
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08-02-2013, 03:31 AM
RE: Spot fat reduction.
It's possible to remove fat from a specific area using liposuction. =0P

Otherwise, I think the idea arises from people working the muscles in an area and maybe getting more muscle tone (and maybe losing weight everywhere), then thinking they've lost fat there.
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08-02-2013, 03:43 AM
RE: Spot fat reduction.
Did you even ask your dog Spot if he WANTED to lose fat ? Tongue

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08-02-2013, 03:47 AM
RE: Spot fat reduction.
(07-02-2013 01:57 PM)Mr Woof Wrote:  Many claim it is virtually impossible to reduce body fat from a specific area such as the obliques and abs area.
There have been many gimmicky types of apparatus brought out, none of which work.
In my view, the general consensus,that the body takes fat from "wherever", is pretty true, so its a total makeover.
Any views in this area? Smile
I think that when you lose fat it is an overall process. I dont think you lose more from a specific area than you would others.

Most of the before and after pictures proclaiming success of fitness are normally people with a lot of bodyfat, who then lose it whilst toning up the muscles. They look ripped however they were already ripped to begin with.

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12-02-2013, 03:36 PM
RE: Spot fat reduction.
Among those who actually study fitness as a science, spot reduction isn't even really seen as debatable. It's a myth. How it keeps making its way into magazines and cheesy articles I can't say for sure, but I assume it has to do with the fact that the average reader is looking for a quick fix.

Whether you're doing pushups, situps, side bends, or dead lifts, your body is going to fuel it either with glucose already in your blood or, if you've already burned through that, from fat stored in a location of its choosing.

Furthermore, unless you're training 8 hours per day as an Olympic athlete or something, exercise in general has very little effect on your body fat. You just can't out-exercise a bad diet. Fitness happens in the gym, but weight is lost predominantly in the kitchen, and it is lost in an order predetermined by your genetics, not which muscles you hit.

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12-02-2013, 03:40 PM
RE: Spot fat reduction.
(08-02-2013 03:31 AM)amyb Wrote:  It's possible to remove fat from a specific area using liposuction. =0P

Otherwise, I think the idea arises from people working the muscles in an area and maybe getting more muscle tone (and maybe losing weight everywhere), then thinking they've lost fat there.
Ouch!
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12-02-2013, 03:44 PM
RE: Spot fat reduction.
(12-02-2013 03:36 PM)yakherder Wrote:  Among those who actually study fitness as a science, spot reduction isn't even really seen as debatable. It's a myth. How it keeps making its way into magazines and cheesy articles I can't say for sure, but I assume it has to do with the fact that the average reader is looking for a quick fix.

Whether you're doing pushups, situps, side bends, or dead lifts, your body is going to fuel it either with glucose already in your blood or, if you've already burned through that, from fat stored in a location of its choosing.

Furthermore, unless you're training 8 hours per day as an Olympic athlete or something, exercise in general has very little effect on your body fat. You just can't out-exercise a bad diet. Fitness happens in the gym, but weight is lost predominantly in the kitchen, and it is lost in an order predetermined by your genetics, not which muscles you hit.
Hi Y.
Good points;yes I agree eating is the major factor.
I am resolved that its a bit round the obliques, or skeletal arms and a six pack.
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