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Spot-burning fat: The fitness myth that won’t go away

Spot-burning fat: The fitness myth that won’t go away | Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
According to experts and research, spot-burning fat is impossible. Here's what that means for your workouts.

 

How often do you encounter promises like “Whittle your waist!” or “Trim your thighs!” or “Flatten your belly!” in magazines and marketing? Probably pretty often.

Which is why the fitness myth is so pervasive, and why it’s worth busting again: 

 

“There’s no evidence that working a muscle inspires your body to mobilize the fat next to that muscle group,” says Refine Method founder and exercise brainiac Brynn Jinnett, who went to Harvard and then studied kinesiology and the movement patterns of professional athletes. “You can’t decide where the weight is going to come off first,” she says. (Though it’s a bummer.)


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Dr. Michael Berglund's curator insight, March 8, 2014 10:58 AM

Thank you. Needed someone to write this article. Doing abdominal crunches or "buns of steel" exercises do not promote weight loss in that area. They just strengthen the muscle. So what you end up with is a strong muscle underneath whatever depth of fat you started with.

 

Cardiovascular activity is the best way to burn fat.

Rescooped by Dr. Michael Berglund from SELF HEALTH
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Spot-burning fat: The fitness myth that won’t go away

Spot-burning fat: The fitness myth that won’t go away | Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
According to experts and research, spot-burning fat is impossible. Here's what that means for your workouts.

 

How often do you encounter promises like “Whittle your waist!” or “Trim your thighs!” or “Flatten your belly!” in magazines and marketing? Probably pretty often.

Which is why the fitness myth is so pervasive, and why it’s worth busting again: 

 

“There’s no evidence that working a muscle inspires your body to mobilize the fat next to that muscle group,” says Refine Method founder and exercise brainiac Brynn Jinnett, who went to Harvard and then studied kinesiology and the movement patterns of professional athletes. “You can’t decide where the weight is going to come off first,” she says. (Though it’s a bummer.)


Via PAT NOVAK
Dr. Michael Berglund's insight:

Thank you. Needed someone to write this article. Doing abdominal crunches or "buns of steel" exercises do not promote weight loss in that area. They just strengthen the muscle. So what you end up with is a strong muscle underneath whatever depth of fat you started with.

 

Cardiovascular activity is the best way to burn fat.

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