Fitness Myth #4: The Selective Weight Loss Desideratum

Almost every day our members at the gym ask me things like: How do I lose weight on my [insert body part here]? Well, you don’t. You change your diet and exercise regimen so that your energy output is higher than your intake and then, sadly, your genetic makeup is going to decide how you slim down. Your whole body will be slimming down, of course, just some places more or faster than others depending on your body.
What this means is, if you have a large middle, torturing yourself with hundreds of sit-ups is not going to make your tummy flat. Similarly, if you have a large bottom, torturing yourself with hundreds of squats is not going to make your rear any smaller.
But now for the good news: Muscle tissue is never flabby, even if the muscle is not very developed. Fat tissue is flabby. Reduce the fat (everywhere!), reduce the wobble. No 100 sit-ups or squats required!

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One response to “Fitness Myth #4: The Selective Weight Loss Desideratum

  1. Of course you have to change the way you eat and exercises if you want to lose weight. It sounds simple and easy, but really it’s hard to lose weight, but with the right mind and motivation, one can achieve this.

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