Personal Trainer Jenny Willis busts the myth of: Spot Reduction
The common belief: When you exercise a specific body part or set of muscles, fat can and will be lost in that area (i.e. the more crunches and sit ups I do, the less belly fat I will have). While this would make my job WAY EASIER, and the majority of us have our “trouble spots” we would love to pinpoint, it just doesn't work this way.
The reality: When we eat food, excess calories are stored in our bodies as subcutaneous fat. The way we can help to reverse this process is by exercising and metabolizing our “storage” into fuel for our muscles. When the body starts using fat stores for fuel (i.e. “burning fat”), it doesn't
So, your best bet for losing body fat is to increase your cardio workout, pursue a quality weight lifting program and have a good, high-quality diet!
Meet Jenny at the Washington Avenue club, or read more about her here.