Yep, that’s the headline I just saw on the cover of a popular women’s fitness magazine.*
[*Yes, it’s a magazine I’ve written for. But MY article was credible – of course :-) ]
The truth is …
Study after study has proven that targeting fat loss to specific areas of your body does not and cannot work.
One of these studies looked at tennis players. Here’s what they found …
Of course in tennis you use only 1 arm (for the most part), so 1 arm is trained for years and the other is relatively untrained.
You know what?
Although the players had significantly more muscle mass on their playing arm, the amount of fat was equal between the playing arm and non-playing arm.
You cannot spot reduce. Sorry.
As I say virtually every day …
“You have no more control over where you lose fat than you did over where you gained it.”
Be active, lift weights (real weights, not the cute little pastel ones), eat supportively, and recover. That’s how to get the healthy body you want.