I noticed a lot of people who want to lose weight or fat from a specific part only. I have also been there. Hoping for all the fat from my hips to disappear but from my experience weight loss doesn’t work like that. For a long time I focused only my lower body, I did a lot of other lower body exercises and cardio. The result was I lost weight but not only from my lower body. I lost weight overall and as my pant size went down so did my t-shirt size. That’s when I realized I had fat to lose weight from everywhere.
- Everybody loses weight differently. I always lose first on my waist and then on my hips no matter what exercise routine I chose where as T loses first on his legs and then his stomach. The irony is I focus more on my lower body and he focuses more on his upper body.
- If you do 1000 rep of crunches everyday you will definitely have strong stomach muscles but I doubt you will actually lose fat
- To lose fat you need to burn calories. Focusing on an overall fitness regime will help you burn more calories.
- When you exercise the fat cells in your body release energy that’s how fat is used up from your body. But just because you are doing 500 squats doesn’t mean the fat cells from your thighs are releasing that energy.
What's bad about focusing only on one body part:
- You might be putting in the time but because the effort is not in the right direction it can get very frustrating because the results will not be as expected.
- When I was fat I was always worried about my hips as I began to lose weight I noticed my arms were jiggly that’s when I realised for the first time that arms need workout too. Now a days I have to pull back on my lower body weight training because of my weaker upper body If only I would have started with focusing on my overall fitness
- If you think you really need to lose weight...don’t fool yourself by thinking only one body part of yours stores all the fat because it does not. As a kid and even in my late teens I always thought it was only my hips the rest of me was just a little over weight, still manageable. Now when I look back at my photos I realise how wrong I was. Yes my upper body was smaller as compared to my lower body but it still had loads of fat that needed to go.
What do you think? If anyone of you is trying to spot reduce please stop wasting your time, I have done that...regretted it and moved on.
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