Targeted Fat Loss?

Can you really spot train and just reduce fat in one area? The short answer is yes, but it’s a bit more complicated than that.

Your body does burn fat from where ever it wants to, but you can give it a little help.Despite what every personal trainer on planet earth seems to be saying, you CAN increase fat loss in specific stubborn areas.

Well, first you've got to already be fairly lean, otherwise you won't notice a difference. From there, you need to create a caloric deficit, and you need to follow a specific targeted Shred Program.

So why does it work? Blood flow. You need to direct blood flow to stubborn fat stores if you want to increase catecholamine activity and break down fatty acids. If you can increase blood flow to those fat areas during your training, you can get the fat up and out.

So how do you do it? Here's the formula: Alternate an exercise hitting your stubborn area like your abs for 45-60 seconds with a high intensity exercise like sprints for 30-45 seconds.

At its core, targeted fat-loss mobilization training is a simple concept: Blood flow is to fat stores what water is to the Wicked Witch of the West. Increase blood flow to stubborn areas through targeted training, accelerate the mobilization of stored fuel with high intensity cardio, and watch trouble spots start to shrink

An added bonus, get a towel, sweater, or even a lifting belt and put it around your waist while doing the exercise. Why this works, it keeps the stubborn fat areas warm and creates even more blood flow!

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Matt Barrett