Spot Reduction. There is no such thing as body-fat spot reduction unless its being done through liposuction. I think the term spot reduction was created in order to try to market various fitness or fat loss products. The fact is that you can’t reduce body fat in specific spots by doing specific exercises.
We’re are all built differently. You may accumulate fat in different areas of your body than I do. My arms and legs don’t get fat. I get fat around my gut, pectorals and around my face. There aren’t specific exercises that I can do to reduce fat in any one area. Our bodies aren’t built like that. When you exercise you use energy. Your body uses fat for energy and it’s not picky about where it uses it from, whether it be around your waist, your arms or around your organs. If you have stomach area fat and “Love handles” people may tell you to “Do sit-ups” or crunches or whatever. You can do sit-ups and it will strengthen and tighten the muscles underneath the fat, making it almost appear as if you are losing weight, but doing sit-ups won’t target that particular fatty area.
If you have flabby arms or “Flags” as I have seen them called, you might as well not even bother with arm exercises or dumb bells. The bottom line is that in order to reduce fat you have to diet and exercise. Like I said, your body is not picky about where it get’s it’s fat energy from.
If you have a lot of loose skin when you lose the weight then you may have to consider surgery. If you don’t have excess it may shrink back in due time, granted your aren’t at an age where your skin is losing it elasticity.
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