For all the female New Year’s Resolutioner’s that are focusing on one body part like a flatter belly or tighter glutes or great looking legs, and males that want six pack abs, pumped up chest and chiseled shoulder’s, I have some bad news for you, YOU WON’T GET ANY RESULTS IF YOU FOCUS ON ONE BODY PART. Weight loss / fat loss just doesn’t work like that.
“Why You Can’t “Spot Reduce”
People have problem areas. Even people who have achieved their ideal body weight still have problem areas. It could be the love handles, the flabby arms, the sagging skin or the hips.
Then we have the market offering all sorts of products from creams and applications to get rid of the fats to gadgets and machines to tone the arms,
thighs or the abs.
However, there is one reality check you have to make. You cannot spot reduce. The attempt to do so is not going to work and it will not be worth all the time you’ll invest trying to carve yourself up.
Why Can’t I Spot Reduce?
The market misinforms the public of the benefits that can be expected from their so-called revolutionary products when in fact there really are no revolutionary results to look forward to.
1. Healthy Diet Is Important
Diet is an important element to get rid of the undesirable body fats. The foods that you eat have calories and cholesterols that get stored in your body, probably amassing on those problem areas of yours. The diet is the main culprit for presence of fats.
So no matter how much you depend on those gadgets in the market, it will remain defenseless if you keep indulging in sweets, fatty foods or junk foods.
2. Spot Reduction Is a Mere Myth
It is not healthy to believe what those people say about the productivity of spot reduction efforts. The products you see on the market require nothing but merely attach or apply them on the problem areas. What about your other body parts? What about the other requirements of the body?
In any healthy endeavors you must be on the top of your physiology. You should know what it takes to achieve a goal.
For example, if you want six-packs in your stomach, you have to know what it takes to get them.
Some people out there would claim that if you want to improve the look of your stomach, you simply have to concentrate on abdominal exercises or use the gadgets that will do the exercise for you. Again, you cannot spot reduce. You cannot achieve the goal with simply doing that one abdominal exercise.
The fat can not just come off on its own by just using a gadget. Genetics has to do with it, Diet has to do with it, Lifestyle has to do with it.
The truth is, before you can even aim for the six-packs on the stomach, you will have to take away the fats first.
So doing 500 crunches a day will only exhaust you, but it will not get rid of those fats. Your body will not burn the fats stored in that spot you are targeting. Actual workouts can actually address this. With this, the fats are burned one at a time, and not just in one area. It has a more integrated system of reducing the fats in the body.
Only after surpassing the diet and cardio requirements can you focus on the abdominal exercises. This is the only proper time to really focus on working out for the six-packs.
3. There Are No Shortcuts
Miracle diets, pills and potions are mere shortcuts that will lead you to a dead end. If a healthy body is aimed, you have to work for it. You have to earn it.
We truly are living in a fast world with the advancement of technology, but your body still is very much natural. Thus you will still have to be grounded to what is naturally required by the body, which is a healthy diet, regular exercise and considerable amount of time to develop that desirable state.
4. Health and Fitness Require Commitment
Your dedication to the health of your body is a lifelong commitment. Even if you achieved a good body now, it will not remain so forever if you abuse on your diet and lifestyle. It needs to be taken care of regularly.
That is why if you depend on the spot reduction claims, it will really take you nowhere. You can only hope, but you cannot expect. So if you aim for the healthy body; get an exercise program for your self and make some changes in your diet. Give your self a holistic development. Improve not only the body, but your outlook in life as well.
Do It the Proper Way
With all these points raised, the bottom line is to simply get healthy the proper way. The saying still holds true. No pain, no gain. So do not be a victim of the misleading information and empty promises thrown upon you. Simply know the proper options. Take the matter into your own hands and enjoy the benefits of a healthy body.
After years of training for sports and nearly the same number of years training others, some of my clients have experienced incredible gains and losses. What I mean by that is this, no matter what you goal is, lose body fat, gain more muscle, improve your athletic ability, you need to train your whole body as a unit. I like to use big compound movements like:
- Flat bench press
- Incline bench press
- Decline bench press
- Barbell rows
- Standing Military Press
- Split Squats
- Reverse Lunges
By using compound exercises, you’ll not only can cut your workout time in half, you’ll also be triggering more muscle fibers therefore burning more fat throughout your entire body. What’s not to like about that.
You can simplify all the routines, exercises and or lack of equipment by attending one of my personalized workouts. If you’re not local, stay tuned, over the next few weeks I’ll be releasing a few surprises that I’m sure you’ll like. Would you enjoy having a “DONE FOR YOU” fat burning, muscle carving workout every morning to wake up to. A workout you can do from the comfort of home that only takes less than 30 minutes to complete.. That’s what I’m talking about. Stay tuned…… There coming…..
As always, Thanks for reading and keep your dreams alive.